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Conky-like Desktop Info Application With Html Support (gtk-desktop-info)

May 19, 2009, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Alin for this link. ]

"The application has been created off the back of existing python scripts used with Conky. The reason for it's creation is a simple one, Conky is great but formatting can suck sometimes and html seemed the obvious choice of formatting giving the user the ability to construct output in a variety of styles based on understood techniques.

"General points to note about the app are:

* Very lightweight and low cpu usage
* Creates cropped images of the background wallpaper and uses them for the generated html background, effectively making the window transparent.
* Utilises webkit html rendering engine and supports images, javascript and flash as you would expect in the browser
* Ability to customise any output within the boundaries of what can be done with html, and as it's html there are plenty of editors out there which can help with design
* All output content is scrollable, so the window size remains unchanged. Using the scroll wheel on a mouse will alway you to see the extra content
* Variety of plugins available and you also have the ability to use external scripts for rendering content too"

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