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I wonder if you can add a widget or something like it in the top corner (next to volume and WiFi and things like that) that displays current use of CPU and maybe RAM. I know you could add stuff like that in Gnome2, altough I can't find a feature like that in Unity or Gnome3.

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are you talking about app indicators? see the system load indicator here: – fossfreedom Nov 10 '11 at 13:19
up vote 15 down vote accepted

For Gnome Shell:

For Unity: What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity?

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Thank you, that worked just great! – Synlic Nov 14 '11 at 7:28
You're welcome. You can sign the answer as accepted, so it is not seen as "unanswered". – heartsmagic Nov 14 '11 at 12:52

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