Multiload-ng, a graphical system monitor for Xfce, LXDE, and MATE panels, was updated to version 1.2.0 recently, getting color schemes support, a redesigned preferences window, and more.
The latest Multiload-ng 1.2.0 includes color schemes support, and ships with 18 buil-in color schemes, including Solarized Light and Dark, Ubuntu Ambiance and Radiance, Linux Mint, Arc, Numix Dark and Light, and more. Here are a few of these color schemes in action:
Other changes in Multiload-ng 1.2.0:
- redesigned preferences window;
- each graph can now have its own custom size, tooltip style, update interval, and double click action;
- the double click action can now parse arguments;
- fixed temperature graph behavior under some circumstances;
- fixed LXDE panel applet not saving settings on some occasions;
- minor UI improvements;
- various other fixes and new supported languages (French, German, and Russian).
Here's the new preferences window:
The latest Multiload-ng 1.2.0 also includes an experimental Unity AppIndicator. I didn't enable it for the PPA packages yet since this is still experimental - I'll enable it once it's considered stable -, but you can use it if you build Multiload-ng yourself.
Also, since our initial article, Multiload-ng has seen yet another release, which brought GTK3 support for all Multiload-ng applets. Since Ubuntu MATE 16.10 includes MATE built with GTK3, I built the Multiload-ng MATE panel applet for 16.10 with GTK3. The other applets are built with GTK2.
Here's the Multiload-ng MATE applet built with GTK3 running under Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Yakkety Yak:
Arch Linux users can install Multiload-ng via AUR: stable | git.
Note that Multiload-ng can't be built on Lubuntu 14.04 due to its dependencies.
Multiload-ng is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA. To add the PPA and update the software sources, use the following commands:
Then, install the applet using the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt update
- for MATE (Ubuntu MATE, Linux Mint MATE):
- for Xfce (Xubuntu, Linux Mint Xfce):
sudo apt install mate-multiload-ng-applet
- for LXDE (Lubuntu; not available for Lubuntu 14.04):
sudo apt install xfce4-multiload-ng-plugin
- standalone app:
sudo apt install lxpanel-multiload-ng-plugin
sudo apt install multiload-ng-standalone
After installing the applet, add it to the panel for your desktop environment, like any other applet.
In LXDE, you'll need to restart the session or the panel for Multiload-ng to show up in the panel applet list. You can restart the LXDE panel by using the following command:
Multiload-ng Standalone can be launched from the menu, like a regular application.
To download the source, report bugs, etc., see the Multiload-ng GitHub page.