Google Weather with system monitor
(source: blogspot.com)

I want to install a system monitor which looks something like the one in the image.

  • Have your issue been resolved by the answer or do you need more detailed one?
    – jena
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 17:17

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It's a conky with Google Now theme.

You want to install conky and conky-manager and then download the theme.

Unpack the downloaded archive with theme into ~/.config (which is a hidden folder in your home folder - you can unhide it by pressing ctrl+H in your file manager). Now the theme should show up in conky manager.

Note: the conky-manager is not in the elementary repos and needs to be installed from developer's PPA - ppa:teejee2008/ppa.

  • I think I gave you enough info for more research (I'm busy now) but if you need more elaborate answer (e.g. you're a newbie), just let me know and I'll try to improve it. I know conky isn't the easiest thing to setup.
    – jena
    Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 9:24
  • could you explain how to add the downloaded theme? Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 14:18
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    Try unpacking the downloaded theme and copying the resulting folder into ~/.conky (it is a hidden folder in your home folder, to unhide it press ctrl+H in your file manager) - you should be then able to see it in conky manager. If it still won't work, let me know and I will install conky and try it myself (I only installed conky for my sister and used one of the theme included in the conky manager (gotham), so I don't have it myself and don't remember all the steps).
    – jena
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 16:50
  • Extracting into ~/.conky worked, thanks! Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 8:47
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    great, I'm glad I could help :) I'll update the answer
    – jena
    Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 20:40

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