HOW TO INSTALL SCREENLETS UBUNTU DESKTOP WIDGETS APP IN UBUNTU 16.04
In this article we are going to learn How to install Screenlets ubuntu desktop widgets app in Ubuntu 16.04. Screenlets is a widgets application for Linux related operating system. with help of this application you can personalize you desktop by placing widgets like clock, weather indicator, currency indicator of different countries, music player and many more. You can place the widgets any where on desktop by dragging it.
Screenlets desktop widgets app is a nice light weight application initially developed by Natan Yellin, Rico Pfaus and Helder Fraga using python programming language and released under GNU GPL license. It’s an quiet easy and user friendly application that any one can use and configure it. In fact Screenlets Ubuntu desktop widgets app don’t need any configuration.
Follow the below steps to install Screenlets Ubuntu desktop widgets app in Ubuntu 16.04
Before start the installation we have to install the official PPA repository for Screenlets Ubuntu desktop widgets app as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:screenlets/ppa # Install PPA Repository Main repository for stable versions. You can find latest development versions at https://launchpad.net/~screenlets-dev/+archive/ppa. See also http://www.screenlets.org/index.php/Download. More info: https://launchpad.net/~screenlets/+archive/ubuntu/ppa Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp4v5jm0g8/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp4v5jm0g8/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key A8670E8C from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmp4v5jm0g8/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key A8670E8C: public key "Launchpad PPA for Screenlets" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command to take effect.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB] Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB] Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [1,232 B] Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [1,232 B] Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [1,020 B] Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB] Fetched 327 kB in 5s (62.1 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
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Now we are ready to install the Screenlets desktop widgets package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
As you can see above we have successfully installed the Screenlets desktop widgets package. To confirm the same refer the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l screenlets # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii screenlets 0.1.7 all Widget-like mini-applications for GNOME
Now to open the application just type the command screenlets on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ screenlets # Open the Screenlets Application
After open the application for first time you will get the below message. The purpose of the below message is it will create a auto start directory for the application which will help to start the Screenlets desktop widgets app to start at startup each time we start the system. So just click on Yes to continue.
After above step you will get the below screen where all the widgets are available. You just have to double click on any widget to add that on Desktop. Refer the snapshot below.
Snap of my desktop with Widgets :
You can also open the Screenlets desktop widgets graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the application refer the command’s below.
Note : Before uninstall the actual package you have to uninstall the dependency packages.
So Here first I uninstalled the screenlets pack basic dependency package.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r screenlets-pack-basic # Uninstall Screenlets Ubuntu desktop widgets app (Reading database ... 214220 files and directories currently installed.) Removing screenlets-pack-basic (0.1.7.2-xenial) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Then uninstalled the actual Screenlets Ubuntu desktop widgets app.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r screenlets (Reading database ... 212711 files and directories currently installed.) Removing screenlets (0.1.7) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gconf2 (3.2.6-3ubuntu6) ...
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