Vitals is a GNOME Shell extension for displaying your computer's temperature, voltage, fan speed, memory usage, processor load, system resources, network speed and storage stats in your GNOME Shell's top menu bar. This is a one stop shop to monitor all of your vital sensors. Vitals uses asynchronous polling to provide a smooth user experience.
1) Install these packages
apt install gir1.2-gtop-2.0 lm-sensors
dnf install libgtop2-devel lm_sensors
sudo pacman -Syu libgtop lm_sensors gnome-icon-theme-symbolic
2) Install from extensions.gnome.org
3) Activate after installation
Restart GNOME Shell (
Enter) and enable the extension through gnome-tweak-tool.
Advanced users requesting bug fixes or asking for new features may occasionally be asked to help QA.
1) Remove existing copy of Vitals
Check to see if ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/Vitals@CoreCoding.com exists, and if so, remove the directory.
I am hesitant to give an rm command here, in case someone copies and pastes it incorrectly. Again, beta testing is for advanced users so if you don't know how to remove a directory, please stop here.
2) Clone from GitHub
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions git clone https://github.com/corecoding/Vitals.git ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/Vitals@CoreCoding.com
3) Check out develop branch
cd ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/Vitals@CoreCoding.com git checkout develop
Vitals was originally forked from gnome-shell-extension-freon. I was having trouble finding an up to date, resource friendly and fully featured system monitoring tool. My biggest pet peeve was random system delays becaus of I/O blocking polls, and thus, the idea for Vitals was born! It has been refactored several times over, so most of the code is new or different.
- (voltage|fan)-symbolic.svg - inherited from Freon project.
- (system|storage)-symbolic.svg - from Pop! OS theme.
- temperature-symbolic.svg - iconnice studio.
- (cpu|memory)-symbolic.svg - DinosoftLabs.
- network*.svg - Yannick Lung.
- Health icon - Dod Cosmin.
Sensor data is obtained from the system using hwmon and GTop. Core Coding and the Vitals authors are not responsible for improperly represented data. No warranty expressed or implied.
- Reload extension
gnome-shell-extension-tool -r Vitals@CoreCoding.com
- Note: This command is no longer supported as of GNOME 3.34
- Launch preferences
- View logs
journalctl --since="`date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M'`" -f | grep Vitals
- Compile schemas
glib-compile-schemas --strict schemas/
- Compile translation file
msgfmt vitals.po -o vitals.mo