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Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby anandrkris » 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 » 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 » 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 » 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 » 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 » 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 » 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 » 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 lestcape » 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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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby Vlad Tache » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:11 pm

Hi, everybody,
with the demise of the Screenlets (no longer compatible with Ubuntu 16.10 nor Linux Mint 18), I think it will be a blessing if someone could develop an applet (or, I don't know, maybe port it from KDE) of the FolderView widget / screenlet. I would do so myself, but I don't have too many programming skills.
Anyway, I think this will help a lot of users who used that particular screenlet untill now.
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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby TooMuchTime » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:58 pm

Id love to see the Lyrics Screenlet ported to Cinnamon.


If Winamp and Minilyrics were ported to Linux, my music world would be complete.

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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby MajorMuff » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:46 am

TooMuchTime wrote:If Winamp and Minilyrics were ported to Linux, my music world would be complete.

You like Winamp? --> XMMS: http://www.xmms.org/
If it screams it isn't food yet.

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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby TooMuchTime » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:08 pm

You like Winamp?


Yes I do. And coupled with Minilyrics it becomes a great music experience. Minilyrics syncs a lyric file with the song. Actually, you get the lyrics, put them in the lyric editor, and sync them as the song plays. Then tweak the timing as needed. When you play the song, the lyrics will show depending on how you like to view them. There is a karaoke mode which, to me, is as annoying as he!!. I show the original album art as a background to the Minilyrics window (I also embed the original album art into the MP3 file) and have the lyrics show in sync with the song. It's actually quite enjoyable.

Unfortunately, they're both Windows-only so I'll be saying a permanent goodbye to my wonderful music experience. Oh well...

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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby MajorMuff » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:58 am

TooMuchTime wrote:[...] Oh well...

You should really check out the link I posted, it's as close to Winamp as you're going to get using Linux :)
If it screams it isn't food yet.

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Re: Cinnamon - Desklet / Applet ideas

Postby TooMuchTime » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:35 pm

Thank you MajorMuff, I did. I just haven't got around to doing the deed yet. I currently use Audacious and it's not bad. It's on a Dell laptop so I'm not too interested in making this the be all and end all of my computer needs. On the other hand, my desktop is coming along so I'll probably install a few different audio players and choose the one I like best.


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