A graphical front-end application, Conky Manager, manages Conky configuration files on Debian and Kali Linux systems. The system has some pre-installed configurations which allow start and stop the activities and also browse and edit the Conky themes which are present in the system. The packages of the Manager are available in the Launchpad for Ubuntu and its other derivatives like Linux Mint.
The latest available version of Conky Manager is 2.0 and it’s mainly used on Debian and Ubuntu based systems. Apart from editing Conky themes, it can also run Conky on the system startup, provide options to change location, transparency and size of the Conky widget window and also provide options to change time settings and network interface. To access all the functionalities, you need to install Conky first by running the command: root@kali:~# apt-get install conky-all.
If you are using Ubuntu based system or its derivatives like Xubuntu, Linux Mint, then you can install it from the Launchpad PPA. Type the following commands in your terminal window: sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install conky-manager. To get updates in your package, you can run this command too: sudo apt-get install conky-manager.
On your Debian based system, type this command: sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install conky-manager. To launch Conky Manager, press ALT+F2 and type in conky-manager, and then configure Conky through this manager. A few sample themes are also offered in the default installation and if you want more themes, then you can download the theme pack too. Import the desired themes and widgets, open the Conky Manager and customise your desktop.
Learn more about Conky Manager from its project page here.