How To Run Gnome Panel Applets in Xfce

November 17, 2008 by · 6 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

XfApplet is a small program that allows you to run Gnome panel applets from the XFCE panel. It's available in the Ubuntu universe repositories. You can install it from the command line using aptitude. (You can also use apt-get.)

sudo aptitude install xfce4-xfapplet-plugin

If you're not using Ubuntu you can download the XfApplet source package and compile it for your system. Read more

Keep Track of Your Time with Hamster Applet

November 4, 2008 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I recently started a telecommuting job that requires me to log my hours to different projects. I started out using Stopwatch and logging time on a spreadsheet. One drawback of Stopwatch is that it seems to be a bit resource hungry. Not needing millisecond accuracy, I decided to look for something else. Enter the Hamster time tracking applet for Gnome. This is a panel applet for the Gnome desktop environment. If you're using something else as your desktop then you're probably out of luck on this one. Read more