Ubuntu – use GNOME applets in Unity


Applets are small programs that you attach and start from the GNOME's toolbar. See picture:

My favourite applets are:

  • rec-applet: Smart audio recorder applet. You can get this from Launchpad.

  • clipart-finder: Find and download clipart to your computer. You can get this from the Launchpad.

1) Can I use these applets in UNITY as is?

2) What changes I have to make to applets' code (rec-applet and clipart-finder) to make them usable in Unity?

3) Where is the applet-specification for Unity?

Best Answer

I think you can't. Unity only shows notification area and indicators. So if you port their code to use indicator-applet, they will work.

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