How to configure Conky with a GUI-based Conky config tool

Conky is a light-weight system monitor for X, which displays a variety of information on your desktop. Conky is a highly configurable program which can monitor various time-varying system properties such as CPU load/temperature, free memory, free disk space, battery status, network traffic, etc. Conky consumes little system resources because it renders information within a […]
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How to adjust screen lock settings on Linux desktop

Every major Linux desktop nowadays comes with a screensaver program by default (e.g., xscreensaver), which then can be used to lock the screen for security purposes. The default screensaver is typically configurable, and you can change settings like inactivity period or screen lock delay. You may want to adjust these settings based on your typical […]
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How to integrate Android into KDE Linux desktop

KDE desktop has long been favored by many Linux geeks because it has every element to fulfill their appetite: customizable every bit of it, aesthetically pleasing desktop effects, openness to adopting new technologies such as semantic desktop, etc. Beyond all these bells and whistles, the KDE desktop community constantly tries to advance the state of […]
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How to start a program automatically in Linux desktop

Sometimes you may want to launch a program automatically when you log in to your Linux desktop. Such start-up programs can conduct system-wide configuration (e.g., auto proxy) or user-specific desktop customization (e.g., Conky), at the time you log in to your desktop. Most Linux desktop environments have their own GUIs that allow users to configure […]
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How to integrate Google Calendar in Linux desktop

Google Calendar is one of the most popular web applications. One can access or sync Google Calendar across multiple devices either via web interface or with native apps. In Linux, there are several ways to access Google Calendar natively, such as by using email client plugins (e.g., Evolution or Thunderbird) or calendar apps (e.g., Sunbird […]
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How to install and configure Conky on Linux

Conky is a light-weight system monitoring tool combined with a fully-customized desktop theme, which can completely change your Linux desktop experience. Using Conky, you will get a fully personalized desktop theme, populated with an eye-catching smart clock, current date and time, as well as the current status of your Linux system such as used/free HDD […]
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How to create desktop shortcut or launcher on Linux

If you have a program you use regularly on Linux desktop, you may want to create a “desktop shortcut”, so you can launch the program by simply clicking on the shortcut. While most GUI programs automatically create their desktop shortcut during installation, GUI programs built from their source or terminal applications may require you to […]
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How to launch a GUI-based desktop program from command line in Linux

If you often use a particular GUI program in your desktop environment, it may be cumbersome to launch the program by navigating desktop menus which may be several mouse clicks away. To speed things up, you can create shortcuts to your favorite programs inside Application Launcher (e.g., Ubuntu Desktop). Alternatively, you can use a command […]
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How to check GNOME version

GNOME is a community-driven open-source project for desktop environment for GNU/Linux. The GNOME community is also involved in contributing a wide range of core applications that run on GNOME desktop. In this tutorial, I will describe how to check if you are using GNOME desktop, and how to find GNOME version. Check If You Are […]
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