GDesklets


Anyone who have tried Windows Vista should be familiar with Windows gadget on the sidebar. How do we do it in Ubuntu you say?

use gdesklets.

First, open a terminal, and update your apt-get database

sudo apt-get update

And then, install gdesklets

sudo apt-get install gdesklets

After it finished installing, start gdesklets

gdekslets

Gdesklets icon should appear on your notification area, right click on it, and click on Manage desklets.

screenshot-gdesklets-shell-1.png

Add as many desklets as you want, my fave is the starterbar from Toolbar/Launcher, and it currently replaces my bottom gpanel as application shortcuts holder.

screenshot-gdesklets-daemon.png

…Anyway..

Make sure that Gdesklets is started everytime you log into your desktop by going to System>Preferences>Sessions. On Startup Programs tab, click on New, and input “gdesklets” into name and command columns. Make sure it is ticked.

…And you’re done

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