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I want to take a stab at creating my own layouts for conky, but I'm having trouble finding any recent guides.

If you know of any, I would be grateful if you could post some links.

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When I dove into conky, all I did was look over the documentation ( and wiki( It's syntax is very easy to learn. – RyanScottLewis Aug 15 '10 at 10:17
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I started with this lifehacker article to set me up which led me to this ubuntu forums thread with lots of config files to help customize everything.

This Google search helps to find some more scripts ready.

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Lifehacker has a lot of conky coverage, actually: – Amanda Apr 28 '11 at 12:50

you also might want to hit up gnome-look they have an active community of moders.

super beginners can look here

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