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    Question Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    It seems like everybody's got widgets these days; OS X (I think), Windows 7, Opera and KDE 4! How come Gnome does not?

    It's not like their panel apps are the same or as advanced as these widgets. They help, but it still seem to lack in functionality in comparison.
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    Re: Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    I think Gnome calls them screenlets. Never used them myself.

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    Re: Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    Have a look at screenlets (not installed by default).
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    Smile Re: Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    Gnome got Widgets.

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    Re: Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    I heard screenlets was a dead project? Maybe I'm wrong.
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    Re: Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    Gnone never really had one single desktop widget project, you had screenlets, desklets and others too.
    On screen widgets were never a priority for gnome
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    Re: Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddingKnife View Post
    I heard screenlets was a dead project? Maybe I'm wrong.
    It is. Someone picked it up though under a new name "Universal Applets". Either way, it's not officially a part of Gnome.
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    Re: Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyRabbiera View Post
    Gnone never really had one single desktop widget project, you had screenlets, desklets and others too.
    On screen widgets were never a priority for gnome
    And Conky, though its primarily text-based so I'm not sure it fully counts.
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    Re: Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    And Conky, though its primarily text-based so I'm not sure it fully counts.
    Plus conky works the same on all systems so it's not gnome's.
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    Re: Why doesn't Gnome have Widgets?

    Screenlets were awesome, if I remember correctly, some of the developers had a falling out because code was being reused but the writer of that code was only being mentioned as a co-writer by another one who just fixed a few bugs. I know it's a little vague, but I didn't follow it that closely.

    You can look on Gnome-look.org and Gnome-Art.org, they still have it there, and some of the newer tries at having widgets for Gnome.

    They are all nice, flashy, and fairly useful.... but it seems like they lose their appeal after awhile. But it would be nice to have official Gnome Widgets for those who want them.
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