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How to install spices? [SOLVED]

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:21 pm
by wallyUSA
Can you point me to some info on how to install spices? I am interested in the weather. I downloaded weather@mockturtl (zip file) and I extracted it. What's the next step?

Thanks!

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:26 pm
by Moem
Is that a desklet? The Cinnamon spices page says:
To install a desklet: Download it and decompress it in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/desklets.
You can also download and install desklets straight from within Cinnamon, using the "Desklets" configuration tool in the "System Settings".

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:15 pm
by wallyUSA
Moem wrote:Is that a desklet? ....
You can also download and install desklets straight from within Cinnamon, using the "Desklets" configuration tool in the "System Settings".
Thanks for the tip. Yes it is a desklet. Installed via Sys Settings and it says it is installed. How do I launch it? Can not find it in 'apps'.

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:18 pm
by minitux
from system settings
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Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:24 pm
by wallyUSA
minitux wrote:from system settings
I have it installed. I do not know how to use/launch it.

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:33 pm
by minitux
If you have install it, clic on Desklet in system settings as in my previous screenshot and then clic on the desklet and add it on the desktop with +
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Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:40 pm
by Moem
wallyUSA wrote:
Moem wrote:Is that a desklet?....
You can also download and install desklets straight from within Cinnamon, using the "Desklets" configuration tool in the "System Settings".
Thanks for the tip. Yes it is a desklet. Installed via Sys Settings and it says it is installed. How do I launch it? Can not find it in 'apps'.
That's because it's not an app. On the System Settings => Desklets window, go to the tab Manage; it should appear there. Select it, and then click on the plus sign in the bottom bar of the window.

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:12 pm
by wallyUSA
@Moem:
That's because it's not an app. On the System Settings => Desklets window, go to the tab Manage; it should appear there. Select it, and then click on the plus sign in the bottom bar of the window.
Thanks, that helps a lot. Any way to make a shortcut that I can put on my desktop to start 'weather'?

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:17 pm
by minitux
weather@mockturtl is not a Desklet , its a Applet for panel

https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/17

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:18 pm
by Moem
wallyUSA wrote:Any way to make a shortcut that I can put on my desktop to start 'weather'?
As far as I know, if you have placed it on your desktop, it should now autostart at every boot.

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:21 pm
by minitux
minitux wrote:weather@mockturtl is not a Desklet , its a Applet for panel

https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/17
I have that applet, is not for Desktop
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this is a Desklet
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Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:37 pm
by Ozo
We have been having problems with Desklets in LMC18.3 so I doubt that it will work :( That is I doubt you can configure it for your location. I am not able to configure it (the one in the Desklet list) , It seems to be set for England.

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:39 pm
by minitux
I'm on Mint 18.3 and working

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:48 pm
by minitux
I have install now a list of various Desklets and all working
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Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:07 pm
by Ozo
minitux wrote:I'm on Mint 18.3 and working
Thanks, after another try I found the Location Setting and entered my zip but no luck. How do I configure the location? Notice the temp in Titusville, Fl ,actual temp is 75F.

It has a transparency slider which I like a lot for the transparent background works great. I put it over the clock desklet.

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Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:18 pm
by Ozo
minitux wrote:I have install now a list of various Desklets and all working
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Hey, your right. I just tried the window frame desklet that I could not see before and works perfect. I have a Theme I am waiting to sort itself out too and unload and reload it periodically in hopes it will be repaired. It is Numix-Cinnamon-Transparent which currently is not transparent.

I apologize to the OP if I hijacked the thread but hope all this may help. :)

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:27 pm
by minitux
i have set this BBC
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and search on google bbc weather Roma and bbc weather Milano and copy in the settings of Desklets the code
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Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:34 pm
by wallyUSA
@minitux
How do I install the applet? I extracted it but no idea how to install and launch.

EDIT - Do not like the desk let, seems inflexible!

Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:46 pm
by minitux
from system settings clic on Applet
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then on Tab "download" recharge
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and the on tab management add the applet to panel
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Re: How to install spices?

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:12 pm
by wallyUSA
minitux wrote:from system settings clic on Applet
OK, I am making progress. Installed and launched.
However, it does not seem to be doing anything. Just keeps saying "Loading"?

EDIT: I did some configuring (set location for Atlanta GA).
Picture attached.
weather01.png