See Ubuntu Sensor Details In The Unity Launcher Using Sensors Unity

There are many apps with which you can keep an eye on the temparature of your CPU on Ubuntu – be it desktop apps, terminal clients, extensions, and indicator applets. Today, we introduce to you Sensors Unity.


Sensors Unity is an app that offers users a nifty means to view details about a specific sensor right from within in the Unity launcher. And to view more details all they have to do is click an app icon to open a new more informative window with details specific to the selected app.

Pavel Rojtberg, the developer, explains that “The idea is that you do not need the sensor information all the time. Instead you launch the app when you do. If you want to passively monitor some value you can minimize the app while selecting the value to display in the launcher icon”.

Installing Sensors Unity

Add the official Sensors Unity PPA to Ubuntu Software Sources by running the following commands in a new Terminal window:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rojtberg/sensors-unity
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install sensors-unity

When installation is complete you will need to set up lm-sensors if you don’t have them installed and configured correctly already with the command below:


The Sensors Unity app uses the configuration stored in /etc/sensors3.conf but Pavel Rojtberg posted a primer for those who would like to replace either the confirmation file or just tweak it on this blog post.

Have you used this untility tool before? Do share your experience with us in the comments section.

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Martins Okoi
Computer Science enthusiasts with a passion for learning new things. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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