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In this tutorial, we will see how to install PlasticClock on Ubuntu or Linux Mint. PlasticClock is a conky desklet that will show on your desktop the time and date (weekday & week number).


To make it easy installing this widget, I have uploaded it to our custom PPA, but if you want to make a manual installation, you can download it here.

PlasticClock Installation

To install PlasticClock on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13 or older, open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/conky
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install plasticclock

You can now start the screenlet via the unity dash:


On Linux Mint, you can start it with this command from the terminal:

plasticclock &

To change the position of the clock on your screen, edit the conkyrc file with this command:

gedit ~/plasticclock/conkyrc

Change now this line to any of the option given below:

alignment top_right

top screen left ---> alignment top_left
top screen middle ---> alignment top_middle  
bottom screen middle ---> alignment top_middle
bottom screen right ---> alignment bottom_right
bottom screen left ---> alignment bottom_left

If you want to stop PlasticClock, run this command:

killall conky

Enjoy!

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