how install desklet in mint

Asked by Ted Stone on 2019-01-08

I downloaded a gdesklet to indicate diskspace. Gdesklets is already installed (on Mint/Xfce 19.1), but I don't know how to add the diskspace indicator to the other gdesklets. How do I do this, i.e., where do I move the diskspace@schorschil folder/files?

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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Bjoern Koch (h.humpel) said : #2

Hi Ted,

sorry for the late reply. But, well, the latest release of gDesklets is almost 8 (yes, eight!) years ago and the development has more or less stopped back at that time, too.
Anyway, nice to see someone is still using it! Or trying to use it.
I thought gDesklets wouldn't be running on newer distributions anymore...
I personally stopped using gDesklets (which kind of still breaks my heart) a few years ago when it got too much hassle to get it running on my new computer with a newer distribution (arch linux). So I have to recall theses steps on "how to install a desklet".

There are two ways to install a desklet.
The first and easy one has been to use the "Install a desklet" function of the gDesklets shell. This was a simple drag'n'drop on the little window which appears when you click on the gDesklets icon in the notification area. Or you can use the according menu entry of this program. Well... everything as far as I remember...
The second way is to unpack the files of the desklets archive to your ".gdesklets" directory in your home directory. Just follow the structure in the "Displays" and "Controls" directories there and copy accordingly to new subdirectories. After this - and maybe a new start of the gDesklets daemon ?? - you should find the new Desklet listed in the gDesklets shell and add it from there to your desktop.

Again... everything as far as I can remember!

Bjoern Koch (h.humpel) said : #3

Hopefully answered now...

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