Widget-like mini-applications for GNOME


All systems
Debian Debian
apt-get install screenlets
apt-get install screenlets
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S screenlets
Windows (WSL2)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install screenlets
apt-get install screenlets


Widget-like mini-applications for GNOME

Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as "the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk". Sticky notes, clocks, rulers, ... the possibilities are endless. The goal of the Screenlets base-classes is to simplify the creation of fully themable mini-apps that each solve basic desktop-work-related needs and generally improve the usability and eye-candy of the modern composited Linux-desktop. Features: * Real applications, no HTML-"widgets" * Easy to use, easy to develop * Full compositing support * Works with any composited X desktop (compiz, xfce4, ...) * Works also on non-composited desktop * Included ability to apply themes (SVG, PNG or mixed) * Fully scalable when using SVGs * Embedded drag&drop-support * Automated storing of options (using ini or GConf) * Controllable through customizable D-Bus service * Can be used together with compiz' widget-plugin to create a Dashboard-like feature as seen on OS X * Uses Cairo and GTK2 for drawing and windowing