Add System Monitors

Ubuntu has the ability to manipulate the various desktop components.  One such addition that is useful is to get mini-system monitors on the clutter bar.

$ sudo apt-get install --yes gir1.2-gtop-2.0 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0 gir1.2-clutter-1.0


Click on the application button.


Search for and launch Ubuntu Software

Search for ‘system monitor extension’

Choose the one that states "Display system informations"

[Note, that is not a mis-type in this document…”informations” is what you want]


Click the Install buttons on both prompts


Upon install, the indicator applet will immediately show upon install.

Right click the applet to show drop-down menu, then go to Preferences and change the applet appearance for color if you desire.  It is suggested to add Disk access.