View Full Version : [ubuntu] desktop applets without compositing

August 12th, 2010, 01:08 AM
The title says it all. I am looking for a program which provides desktop applets which work without compositing. Since there are docks which work without, I wonder whether there are applets around which do so as well.

Thanks in advance.

August 12th, 2010, 01:22 AM
"desktop applets" can you be more specific, there are many programs, that do many different things.
for example:
just a clock
just a monitor
just a calendar

quick search in synaptic tells me "adesklets" or "gdesklets" might be what your looking for.

August 12th, 2010, 01:22 AM
I dont think there are any, but it doesn't matter composting is easy:

sudo apt-get install xcompmgr

then just run it by:

xcompmgr -n

now you have composting

August 12th, 2010, 12:12 PM
By desktop applets you mean something like screenlets, gdesklets etc ?

August 12th, 2010, 02:51 PM
@lomasa: That's exactly what I'm talking about.

I use many programs which are sensitive to compositing (like Google Sketchup), so that's why I am searching.

@kerry_s: I will check out gdesklets. It sounds like what I need.

August 12th, 2010, 03:04 PM
And back again.

I have installed gDesklets, started it, no reply.

I restarted the computer, just in case, but no dice.

As for aDesklets, I can't seem to start it either.

If I can get gDesklets to start, I might use it. Any suggestions? All I get now is a button on the panel saying "gDesklet is starting" or something similar, but after that nothing.