Sensors in the top bar of the desktop

I have started working on the addition of the sensors directly in the top bar of the desktop. It should work with any desktop environment supporting Ubuntu Application Indicator. It is still work on progress but you can already give it a try by compiling the dev branch of psensor.

In the sensors preferences, toggle ‘Display sensor in the label’. It also works for the CPU load or fan.

Update of the stable Ubuntu PPA for psensor

psensor v0.8.0.5 is now available in the PPA ppa:jfi/ppa for Trusty. I also updated packages for Saucy and Precise. Compared to the release, it adds alert scripts, reordering of the list of sensors, improved translations and fixes several bugs.
Note that the release is also the one which will be in the default Ubuntu repositories for Trusty because it is too late to update (package freeze).

Here is how to use it:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install psensor

Psensor on Ubuntu Trusty

I discovered 2 issues on Ubuntu Trusty today.

  • Psensor cannot be compiled due to the deprecation of GtkAction. For sanity, build is failing on errors. It can be workarounded by removing the -Werror in src/

Both bugs have been fixed on the dev branch that can be retrieved from It will be part of the version which should be released soon. Until then, Ubuntu Trusty users can get packages from or PPA: ppa:jfi/psensor-daily-trunk. It also includes some translation improvements and fixes.

Psensor hangs when using the settings dialogs on Ubuntu Unity

Actually, when used on Ubuntu Unity, the settings dialogs of Psensor will freeze the application as soon as the buttons OK or Cancel are clicked

This is due to the Unity bug:

Until it is fixed, you can use the following workarounds:

  • Right click on the graphic canvas of Psensor to open the preferences dialogs
  • Turn off the global menu for Psensor by running it with the command line: env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= psensor.

Psensor v0.8.0.1

Psensor version has been released.

This release adds the following new features:

  • The list of sensors can be manually reordered: use drag and drop in the sensor preferences window.
  • The GPU usage of ATI/AMD card has been added for the proprietary driver (contribution from MestreLion).
  • The sensors logging interval support has been added.

Translations have been updated for several languages, and display of the cpu load has been fixed when Fahrenheit unit is enabled.

The source archive can be downloaded at:


Psensor, reordering of the sensors list

It is now possible to change the position of each sensor: open the menu ‘Sensor Preferences’ and edit the list by using drag and drop.

This feature is not released yet but you can give a try by compiling the source code from the SVN trunk.

Ubuntu users can use the Psensor daily PPA to use the last development version. The reordering feature should be in the PPA tomorrow.

Psensor v0.7.0.5

Psensor version has been released.

This release only contains one fix about the display of the CPU load when the fahrenheit temperature is enabled

The source archive can be downloaded at:

It is recommended to upgrade to this release, it is now the last stable one.

I have started working on the next major release (0.8.x). It will introduce a rewrite of the sensors table in order to be able to hide each sensor and change the order of the sensors.