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Using the Opera browser as a widget engine in Linux Read more: http://www.brigh

Aug 05, 2010, 17:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Casperson)

[ Thanks to Matthew Casperson for this link. ]

"Opera has introduced the ability to run standalone widgets with version 10.60. This article will show you how you can use Opera to replace applications like desklets and gdesklets.

"Since version 4, KDE has had support for a technology called Plasma, which essentially creates the whole desktop out of individual widgets, with many more third party plasmoids (which are essentially widgets) available. A quick search of the internet will pull up some interesting and useful plasmoids.

"Gnome on the other hand doesn't really include any native support for desktop widgets, making desktop widgets are a very hit an miss affair. Third party applications, like gdesklets and screenlets, can be hard to install, and tend not to be actively maintained any more"

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