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I'd like to be able to see graphs for CPU, RAM, network activity, etc. at a glance, without having to open a dedicated task monitor application.

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Heads-up: this answer only applies to Loki. If anyone wants to add an answer that applies to Juno, It'd be very welcome!


You can install indcator-multiload:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily &&
sudo apt update &&
sudo apt install indicator-multiload

Then run it for the first time from the Applications menu.

Here's what it looks like, using the "Traditional" color scheme:

indicator-multiload

Kudos to SeriouslyLaughing at Reddit for the solution.

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    There is another application called wingpanel-indicator-sys-monitor which can do this with slightly different UI. IMO it looks better with the rest of the system. You can install it with these steps. EDIT: Oh and I forgot to mention it works with Juno! – m93a Sep 30 at 14:22
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    Thanks for the tip, @m93a! You should add that as a stand-alone answer :) – waldyrious Oct 3 at 9:18
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An option for Juno is the Monitor app. It has the ability to show CPU and memory usage in the wingpanel, although just that for the time being...

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