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Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby anandrkris on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:15 am

I now see that Calculator is added to Desklet collection. Would love to see the collection grow. :)
Few :idea: requests for developers to consider (all suggestions based on KDE Plasma widgets, no original thinking :wink: )
    Comic strip viewer - Like xkcd comics, it will be good to have a viewer where Comic can be selected. Would love to see Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert, PhD
    Dictionary - Simple English dictionary
    RSS Feed reader - Display title + some text of feed and ability to add xml urls in configuration
    Magic folder - TTo add add files to folders based on file extensions. Really helps me in cleaning my Downloads folder mess

Please +1 / add your favorite utilities you would like to add on desktop. (As Clem says, "KDE calls them Plasmoids, Android calls them Widgets, in Cinnamon they’re called “Desklets”. The same way you can add applets to your panel, you can add desklets to your desktop.")
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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet ideas

Postby Condorman on Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:47 pm

I used to like the CPU/RAM widget on Windows 7. http://0.tqn.com/d/pcsupport/1/0/5/1/-/-/cpumetergadget.jpg Would love to see something like that on Cinnamon. :)

What about a one-size-fits-all Conky style Desklet with all sorts of PC info available on it? Would save me having to learn how to use bloody Conky! :D
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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet ideas

Postby Tinnu on Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:11 pm

I was thinking of trying my hand at a quote-of-the-day desklet (I believe this exists for some other environments). I would use it, but I wonder if anyone else would...? This is just a preliminary idea of mine, I haven't looked in to create a Cinnamon desklet, do we have a guide for that? (I couldn't find it.) I've experience as a developer though, so I should be able to figure it out, right? :P
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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet ideas

Postby legion1978 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:53 pm

Id love to see the Lyrics Screenlet ported to Cinnamon. :)
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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet ideas

Postby zagortenay333 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:40 am

Guys i highly suggest you consider making a meme desklet!!!It would be killer.A desklet just like xkcd that allows to see the top featured memes from memecenter or similar!
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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet ideas

Postby jonbrett on Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:28 pm

anandrkris wrote:
    RSS Feed reader - Display title + some text of feed and ability to add xml urls in configuration


I have already made an RSS feed reader applet. It should be pretty easy to fork this to produce a desklet too, since all the feed-reading code is in a separate JS file.

Source on Github: https://github.com/jonbrett/cinnamon-feeds-applet
Spices link: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/149
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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet ideas

Postby chemicalfan on Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:53 pm

Condorman wrote:I used to like the CPU/RAM widget on Windows 7. http://0.tqn.com/d/pcsupport/1/0/5/1/-/-/cpumetergadget.jpg Would love to see something like that on Cinnamon. :)

What about a one-size-fits-all Conky style Desklet with all sorts of PC info available on it? Would save me having to learn how to use bloody Conky! :D


+1 all day!!
Would like CPU frequency as well as load, as they're not always the same
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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby anandrkris on Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:28 am

I will be glad if someone can build an applet which indicates whether webcam is on or not. My webcam is USB powered and if an application is accessing it stealthily I would like to know. Insprired by chrome doing it in browser tabs.
http://chrome.blogspot.in/2014/01/everyone-can-now-track-down-noisy-tabs.html
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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby andklein on Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:30 pm

I would like to see an desklet with a searchfield and the possibility to set-up your favorite search engine and your favorite browser.

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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby lestcape on Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:40 am

andklein :https://github.com/lestcape/Configurable-Menu
See: https://plus.google.com/106773314255716 ... 44AkvWer36
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