Monitor Your Disks on Ubuntu With SpaceView App

The SpaceView indicator for Ubuntu makes it easy for users to see disk drive information for their memory cards, system drives, and USB flash drives all from the system tray area without the need to open Nautilus or any other file managing software.


If you use SpcaeView indicator you will be able to mark an attached device as favorite so you can always see its usage as a sleek little bar graph living in the top bar. To do this all you need to do is open the menu and click on an entry.

You will be at liberty to assign a custom name to each drive so you can know which drive is which; and you wouldn’t have to restart your system for the names to apply.

You also be able to customise the color of the panel icon, and set a custom threshold for ‘low space’ warning. Other options include auto-startup and receiving desktop notifications when new devices are connected.

Installing SpaceView Indicator on Ubuntu

SpaceView for Ubuntu neatly supports Ubuntu versions 14.04 LTS and above. Install it with the commands listed below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vlijm/spaceview
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spaceview


Looking for a disk space indicator but not keen on this one? Check out Indicator Diskman and Udisks Indicator, two similar applets that do a similar job to this, but in slightly different ways.

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Martins Okoi
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