View Full Version : [ubuntu] Want to install interative wallpaper

October 19th, 2009, 11:53 PM

I have been trying to figure out how to install the square clock wallpaper that shows the current time. It is referenced at this link:


Even though they give instructions, I cannot understand and I am "all thumbs" when it comes to such sophisticated projects.

If you can point me in the right direction for getting this wallpaper to install, I'd be most greatful.


October 20th, 2009, 01:43 AM
There are different desktops environments for gnu/linux ubuntu. For windowze there is only the windows desktop environment Gdi+/WinG.

There are many desktop environments on Unix or gnu/linux systems including but not limited to CDE EDE GNOME KDE LXDE UDE Xfce... etc.. If you want a desklet then it is best to get one for your specific desktop.

What desktop are you using ?

If you are using gnome then gDesklets are a good place to get desklets from.

October 23rd, 2009, 12:15 AM
How can I determine what type of desktop I have?

October 23rd, 2009, 12:38 AM
im using screenlets at the min they have lots of good apps including some nice clock applets, nice professional looking ones that are far more useful than those on windows im sure theyre better than mac ones too . . .knowing linux

October 23rd, 2009, 01:15 AM
You might have a gnome desktop if you installed ubuntu or kde desktop if you installed kubuntu or an xfce desktop if you installed xubuntu.

Is there a theme manager that can manage themes for gnome, it may be better than manageing several different applications just for one desktop and also I don't want to hijack a thred but how can I can someone make qt apps look like gtk2 apps (see below)?