Ubuntu – Does gnome support desktop widgets


Does gnome support desktop widgets? Any analogue to KDE plasmoids, Vista/Win7 sidebar/desktop widgets, Mac OS X dashboard widgets, etc.

Best Answer

You can actually install and run plasma from Gnome if you so desire. It should work, despite having a lot of KDE dependencies, just add it to the startup programs. I am testing this right now, if you would like this option, I will report back to you.

There are also a few programs in the software center that allow you to use desktop applets. Search for gdesklets and screenlets. Here are articles:



Linux is quite modular. :)