Widget-like mini-applications for GNOME

Widget-like mini-applications for GNOME



Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as "the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk". Sticky notes, clocks, rulers, ... the possibilities are endless.

The goal of the Screenlets base-classes is to simplify the creation of fully themable mini-apps that each solve basic desktop-work-related needs and generally improve the usability and eye-candy of the modern composited Linux-desktop.


  • Real applications, no HTML-"widgets"
  • Easy to use, easy to develop
  • Full compositing support
  • Works with any composited X desktop (compiz, xfce4, ...)
  • Works also on non-composited desktop
  • Included ability to apply themes (SVG, PNG or mixed)
  • Fully scalable when using SVGs
  • Embedded drag&drop-support
  • Automated storing of options (using ini or GConf)
  • Controllable through customizable D-Bus service
  • Can be used together with compiz' widget-plugin to create a Dashboard-like feature as seen on OS X
  • Uses Cairo and GTK2 for drawing and windowing

License: Open Source
Version: 0.1.6