Thursday, August 13, 2009

Screenlets / Widgets

Hi All,

This post tells you as to how to install screenlets - so called widgets for Debian Lenny.

Right what is a widget? I am just reading it now and trying to copy the same from wikipedia - "They are a set of independently developed widgets and they are run by a widgets-engine". I add - a screenlet manager allows to manage screenlets.


1. You dont need any additional repos.
2. Just use your lenny main branch, add it to synaptic.
3. Search for screenlets.
4. Install it.

Finally go to accessories and click on screenlets. This opens the screenlets manager. Select the applications you want and enjoy.

By applications - there are aplenty. Ex: System monitors, IP monitors, mail check-ers, calendars,
clocks, sensors, rulers, converters, gmail check-er, a flower plant, a trash bin, volume monitors, post it(s) and many more.

If you may want to install more screenlets, go to this link -

I have added a screenshot of screenlets for your clarity.

Lemme know if you have any doubts or if you may want more info on this.

Ananth Gouri

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