We’ve seen some relatively sparse desktops in recent weeks. This week’s featured desktop, a Ubuntu system from Lifehacker reader technofhile, goes in the other direction with a wealth of useful information at the bottom of the screen.
You don’t have to be using Ubuntu to get the same look on your Linux desktop. Here’s what you need:
- The wallpaper, hosted on technofhile’s Dropbox
- Conky, a lightweight system monitor for Linux systems
- The Voyager Grey Xfce Theme and Icons to customise the look and feel
- The gmusicbrowser plugin for quick access to the music library
- The Conky configs for the “now playing” and date/time displays on the desktop
- The Conky configs for the horizontal status bar at the bottom of the display, built by Technofhile himself
Technofhile notes: “You could mention in your post that since this xfce is used as a Desktop, Thunar (the File manager) mounts drives as /media/username/drive instead of /media/drive as in Nautilus (Ubuntu’s File manager). Thus users may have to change path in the second conky file.” Keep that in mind if you plan to use the configs yourself.