Screenlets is a powerful widgets, and I will give you a tutorials to install screenlets, screenlets is the other options after google gadgets. Google gadgets has a ton of widgets, but screenlets also cannot be ignored. Firstly, you need to take a look of the video.
And this is the tutorial, please follow it carefully.
1. Install through the Repositories
Install through the repositories by open your sources.list , press alt+f2 button.
Code: sudo /etc/apt/sources.list
2. Add The Line at the End of the Files
Add this line to the end of the file (for Ubuntu 7.10):
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gilir/ubuntu gutsy main universe
Add this line to the end of the file (for Ubuntu 8.04):
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gilir/ubuntu hardy main universe
3. The Installation
Save and close the text editor. Run this command to update apt repositories:
sudo apt-get update
Install the Screenlets package by typing:
sudo apt-get install screenlets
You also need to install the package of phyton-feedparser if you didn’t install this things:
sudo apt-get install python-feedparser
If starting the Screenlets Manager nags you that Gtkmozembed needs to be installed, some Screenlets may not work. Run this command to fix it:
sudo apt-get install python-gnome2-extras
Press y and enter to accept installing the package without verification.
4. Use Debian Package for Offline Users
For offline users, you can use the getdeb.netpackage and it might help you . Don’t forget to use Compiz Fusion too.
5. Get Started with Screenlets!
The Screenlets manager can be started from the System->Preferences->Screenlets menu item. If it’s not there, you may find it in Applications->Accessories->Screenlets.
As you will see in the Screenlets Manager, the default installation includes a lot of Screenlets. Start a Screenlet by selecting it in the list and clicking the Launch/Add button. If you like the Screenlet, select the Auto start on login box to have it launch automatically. Close a Screenlet by unselecting the Start/Stop box.
6. Mac OS X Style
Compiz’s Widget Layer plugin can be used with Screenlets to achieve an effect similar to the dashboard in Mac OS X. Your Screenlets will only be visible by activating a view that dims the desktop and displays the Screenlets on top of everything else.
In the Appearance Preferences dialog (System->Preferences->Appearance), open the Visual Effects tab and switch to the Custom effects level. If this option is not available, you need to install CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) first:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Now, open CCSM by clicking the Preferences button. Find the Widget Layer plugin and select the box to turn it on.
For all the Screenlets you want on the Widget Layer, open their right-click menus and select Window->Widget. The Screenlet will disappear from your desktop. Press the default Widget Layer key, F9, to dim the desktop and display your widgets.
That’s all of Screenlets tutorial, hope it will make your Ubuntu desktop more cooler. And for tutorial to make your desktop look like Mac OS X, please go to this Link . Please fill the Comments. I really appreciate that.