View Full Version : Which gnome applets do you use?

January 17th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Aside from the ones that come default that is. I use deskbar, weather, and tomboy.

January 17th, 2007, 07:33 PM
i use these. they are(from l to r): show desktop, notifications are(showing gdeklets running), system monitor, gnome sensor applet(showing temperature graph), hardware monitor(showing RAM usage), gnome-search-tool, gconf-editor, terminal, day planner, tomboy, firefox, gtodo, gnome stickynotes, volume applet, and force quit.

January 17th, 2007, 07:46 PM
System Monitor
Network Monitor
Force Quit

January 17th, 2007, 07:58 PM
Lock Screen
Network Shortcuts
And then Gdesklets to create a launcher bar of my most commonly used progs :-)

January 17th, 2007, 08:55 PM
System Monitor
Network Monitor (the one that shows speed as numbers)
Network Monitor (the icon one showing wireless signal quality)
Sensors Applet
Battery Monitor
CPU Speed Monitor
Wanda the Fish
Music Applet (can't live without it)
Keyboard Indicator
Terminal Server Client (might remove it soon)
Weather Applet
Window Selector

and of course the default set
Gnome Menu
Trash Applet
Volume Applet
Logoff Applet
Show Desktop Button
Window List
Notification Area
Workspace Selector

and a couple of launchers.

Some of the hardware-related stuff is only on the laptop though.

Super King
January 17th, 2007, 09:39 PM
I have these applets (from left to right) on a single panel sitting on the bottom:

Gnome App/Places/System menu
Firefox launcher
Home folder launcher
Synaptic launcher
Windows Selector
Notification Area
Timer applet (not default, got it through Synaptic, very handy)
Weather Applet

I use to have the Show Desktop button at the far right but then I installed Brightside which lets me just throw my cursor to the corner to show the desktop. I also used to have the Workspace switcher but now I just switch workspaces using keyboard hotkeys.

January 17th, 2007, 09:45 PM
weather and one drawer.

January 17th, 2007, 09:48 PM
Top centre: Disk Mounter
Bottom, towards the right: Lock Keys (I have a wireless keyboard), System Monitor, Force Quit

January 17th, 2007, 09:48 PM
Menu, some launchers, weather, date, show desktop, taskbar, trash, network monitor, volume control.

January 17th, 2007, 09:55 PM
Not much besides the default, just Deskbar in the lower right corner and System Monitor, Tomboy, and Netapplet in the upper right.

As for shortcuts I just have a few for epiphany, evolution, geany and synaptic.

January 19th, 2007, 12:30 PM
Ok, my desktop is not english..so what is tomboy?

January 19th, 2007, 01:35 PM
Ok, my desktop is not english..so what is tomboy?

The quick note taking app.


January 19th, 2007, 01:39 PM
I don't change very much. I use the defaults and then add Tomboy, System Monitor and Network Monitor, and I've also recently started adding the Deskbar too.

Other shortcuts I add are for Amarok and Liferea.


January 19th, 2007, 01:45 PM
i use these -

Beagle Desktop Search
Sticky Notes
Mini Terminal (for launching stuff instead of alt-F2)
Network Connection
Processor, Disk and Network Monitor (they are all part of the same applet)

i think that's it. i have got another really cool one though called Desktop Recorder. it records my desktop and puts the output on the desktop when it's finished :cool:

January 19th, 2007, 02:39 PM
where did you get the mini terminal?

January 25th, 2007, 07:48 PM
where did you get the mini terminal?

you can get it here -

although he says it might not be a good idea to use it :|

edit. btw, i'm not using ubuntu i think it came with suse so i already had it.

January 25th, 2007, 07:55 PM
i think i tried that before and it won't compile. the "deskbar" is the only alternative, but it's a memory hog.

January 25th, 2007, 08:14 PM
well i just looked for it and there are other posts about it being removed from 2.14. there's this -

maybe the 2.14 version of that will work :confused: but i bet it doesn't lol

January 25th, 2007, 08:18 PM
there's a deb here, but like i said i haven't used that deb.

January 25th, 2007, 08:55 PM
ohh, nice, thanks.

not sure if I want it now though. it launches terminal commands in the background instead of launching a terminal :(

January 25th, 2007, 11:26 PM
I use:
Dictionary Look Up
Character Palette
Weather Report
Run Application
Search For Files
Force Quit
System Monitor
and Tomboy Notes

January 26th, 2007, 12:26 AM
Character palette, Deskbar, Force quit, System monitor, Tomboy ...

January 26th, 2007, 11:26 AM
Nm-applet. Wasn't sure if it would work with Fluxbox, but it does. Very useful.

Groet, Erik