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Display system informations in gnome shell status bar, such as memory usage, cpu usage, network rates…

branch: gnome-3.2

Gnome Shell 3.2 version

Gnome shell system monitor extension



AUR package You can install it with: yaourt or packer -S gnome-shell-system-monitor-applet-git See also


See here for the Webupd8 ppa

Everywhere else for now:


libgtop and gir bindings
    on Ubuntu: gir1.2-gtop-2.0, gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0
    on Fedora: libgtop2-devel, NetworkManager-glib-devel
    on Arch: libgtop, networkmanager

Install git if you don't have it: (sudo apt-get install git-core, sudo pacman -S git, etc) Then:

mkdir ~/git_projects
cd ~/git_projects
git clone git://
git checkout gnome-3.2
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
cd ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
ln -s ~/git_projects/gnome-shell-system-monitor-applet/
cp ~/git_projects/gnome-shell-system-monitor-applet/system-monitor-applet-config.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

Then install the schema:

sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/share/glib-2.0/schemas
sudo cp ~/git_projects/gnome-shell-system-monitor-applet/ /usr/local/share/glib-2.0/schemas
sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/local/share/glib-2.0/schemas

To install the configurator (you need python and py3gobject):

sudo cp ~/git_projects/gnome-shell-system-monitor-applet/ /usr/local/bin/system-monitor-applet-config

To install locale you need gettext:

sudo msgfmt ~/git_project/gnome-shell-system-monitor-applet/po/YOUR_LANGUAGE/system-monitor-applet.po -o /usr/share/locale/YOUR_LANGUAGE/LC_MESSAGES/

And restart gnome-shell (Alt + F2 -> r) or reboot.

If we do not have the translation of your language and you want to translate by yourself, please make a fork add your po/YOUR_LANG/system-monitor-applet.po file and make a pull request.


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Copyright (C) 2011 Florian Mounier aka paradoxxxzero

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