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16.5. Widgets>

16.5.1. GDesklets

GDesklets are Calendar , Weather , and Quote of the day widgets for the GNOME desktop. To install them go to Applications > Add/Remove Software then go to the Search tab and search for gdesklets. GDesklets is the program that needs to be installed and the other programs listed are the plugins. You will need to install both GDesklets and the GDesklets-goodweather plugin. They can also be installed by using Yum at the command line.
When you have installed the software, you can access GDesklets by going to Applications > Accessories > Gdesklets . This will load up a program with all available plugins. Select the uncategorized category and double-click GoodWeather Display .
After a few moments the the desklet will appear on the desktop and allow you to move it to a preferred location on the desktop.


Where you initially place it is not important. The desklet can be moved at any time by right-clicking on the desklet and choosing move desklet
To configure the the weather gdesklet , right-click and select configure desklet . A dialog will appear with general settings. Modifying the location can be done by going to At the very top of the website is a search box for local weather information. Type in the location. After searching the code for the location will be found in the url. For example, the weather for Perth, Australia is at the following link:
To use that information, note the location code – in this example, ASXX0089 – enter it into the weather desklet , and select Close button. The weather information will be available after the next update interval.
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