Conky is a great way to get a fancy look on your desktop. Be it the hour and date or more advanced a forecast of the weather, the temperature of your cpu, the download or upload speed of your internet connection and so on.

Octupi has been programmed by Akshendra Pratap and is a great way to set your first steps in lua coding. The code is quite readable and with some copy/pasting and experimenting you can add more items to this conky.

All you see in this picture actually comes from a LUA file.
Only the spotify information comes from the conky file.

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The movie also explains

  • many explanations about the octupi lua file
  • the use of some themes and icons
  • how to use a dual screen monitor.