Install ScreenLets 0.1.7 in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivatives

Screenlets are mini-applications (widgets) you can use on your desktop to "improve the usability and eye-candy of the modern composited Linux-desktop". The "Screenlets" application is used to run and display these widgets on your desktop.
The goal of the Screenlets base-classes is to simplify the creation of fully themeable mini-apps that each solve basic desktop-work-related needs and generally improve the usability and eye-candy of the modern composited Linux-desktop.
Ubuntu screenlets



  • Easy to use, easy to develop
  • Hundreds of Screenlets available
  • Install and run Superkaramba themes
  • install google gadgets youminis widgets spring widgets with the widget converter
  • Load web apps just like prism
  • Full compositing support
  • Non composite support (metacity etc)
  • Works with any composited X desktop (compiz, xfce4, ...)
  • Included themeing-abilities (SVG, PNG or mixed)
  • Fully scalable when using SVGs
  • Embedded drag&drop-support
  • Automated storing of options (using ini or gconf)
  • Controllable through customizable DBus-service
  • Can be used together with compiz' widget-plugin to create a Dashboard-like feature as seen on OS X
  • Free, open-source and released under the GPL
  • Uses cairo and GTK2 for drawing and windowing

What's new in 0.1.7 version:
  • Fix windows moving around after restart in Unity.
  • Add switching EWMH params for Unity/GNOME, fix focus/drag problems.
  • Fix not showing options if value 'None' exists.
  • By default start screenlet at the center of the screen.
  • Fix web application installing (use Webframe).
  • Present screenlet install dialog with radio buttons.
  • Translations update.

To install Screenlets in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

You can install complete screenlets pack via following command:
That's it
Source: ScreenLets
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