Sunday, April 12, 2009

Six Interesting Gnome Panel Applets

  1. contact-lookup-applet
    Contact lookup applet for GNOME is an applet to quickly search your Evolution address book from the GNOME panel. INSTALL

  2. file-browser-applet
    Browse and open files on your computer from the GNOME panel  with an applet for the GNOME Panel that lets you browse and open files in your home directory from your panel, without having to open a file manager. INSTALL

  3. gtodo-applet
    GTodo applet for the GNOME panel contains the applet of the GNOME "to do" list manager (GTodo) for the GNOME panel, that provides you with ways to easily open GTodo, or even check some of your to do items that are due the current day without opening it. INSTALL

  4. quick-lounge-applet

    GNOME panel applet to organise preferred applications can organise all preferred applications in a single place. When the applet size exceeds the available space a menu containing the remaining launchers is created. The menu can be accessed pressing the arrow button located at the end of the applet. INSTALL

  5. service-discovery-applet

    The   service discovery applet, based on avahi for the GNOME panel, lists all available services which are published through avahi/Rendezvous/Bonjour/ZeroConf and allows to run actions on that service. INSTALL

  6. sshmenu-gnome
      ThisGNOME panel applet for connecting to hosts using SSH puts all your most frequently used SSH connections on a menu in your GNOME panel. Click on a host name to open a new gnome-terminal window with an ssh connection to the selected host. Set up options for port forwarding, etc. using the preferences dialog. INSTALL

The service discovery applet is one of my favorites.


  1. Apr 12, 2009 03:26 AM

    Nice Post!! But the apt link for gtodo points to contact-lookup-applet!!

  2. Apr 12, 2009 03:46 AM

    All the links point to contact-lookup-applet! :)

  3. Apr 12, 2009 04:07 AM

    Indeed. That's what I get for hitting the "POST" button. ;) Fixed.

  4. AnonymousApr 12, 2009 09:26 AM

    Please donate your old boxes to a church-group or some needy student in these hard times! To comply with the law, and with Microsoft's leasing policy, you can now replace Microsoft OS with the free (download from the net) Ubuntu OS, which can be set to erase the hard drive of all traces of the “illegal to give away ” Microsoft system and your private information, before donation! Now, explain to your lucky recipient that all the manuals they will ever need are available for free on the internet! Just ask for them in Google! OpenOffice, which is installed already is plenty adequate for homework assignments and with a little exploring, everything else can work well too! Happy computing!

  5. Apr 13, 2009 03:57 AM

    sshmenu-gnome requires installation of a heap of ruby toolkit :(

    Though I'm not against ruby, requiring it for just a panel applet seems like an overkill.

  6. Apr 28, 2009 12:12 AM

    tnx very good for me the quick-lounge, file-browser, gtodo applets


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