Desktop Widgets for Ubuntu 11.10

Desktop Widgets and Gadgets are Cool! Aren’t they? Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) got a lot of new changes (as compared to 10.* versions of Ubuntu) – GTK3, Unity and Gnome Shell interface, a lot of things has changed, so your favorite Widget application might not be available or compatible anymore in the current environment. Desktop Widgets are good, not only in look but may be useful some time (like quick file browser widget).

PlexyDesk

plexydesk-screenshot

It’s a free and open source project (released under LGPL), it’s a cross-platform application, that may help you in managing the desktop background more efficiently. PlexyDesk has been written using Qt Framework/Tools. You can do a lot things using the PlexyDesk such as changing wallpapers (just in one drag and drop), installing utility widgets (like Clock, File Browser, Photo Frame etc) etc, and it does support some cool 3D effects.

Install PlexyDesk on Ubuntu 11.10

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute the following commands –

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:plexydesk/plexydesk-dailybuild
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install plexydesk

Then you can start the application from Menu or Terminal, just by typing plexydesk.

Recommended Links and References

PlexyPlanet.org – Go to official website to more about this project!

Thanks To Ajinkya Kandalkar for asking the question!

  • Gudmund Hansen

    Type your comment here. This was not any usefull at all. No way to configure or remove desk-apps, and there are few of them…But the graphics was good, and it is fast, so with some more development  this project could actually be something.I find it fancy that it supports both Linux, OSX and Windows :)

    • rkjha

      Actually That project is under development, and lots of more options such as remove/configure widgets would be coming soon! But it does looks great! :)

  • HeyYO

    This must be a joke.. It’s eating 500MB from memory !