The All in One Deskbar Applet

Have you ever gone through the items listed in the "add to panel" option? If not, then you are missing one of the finest GNOME features. It has a great number of some really useful applets. I just ran into one of them, Deskbar applet and believe me, when they say its an "all in one" tool they are not kidding. It really does almost everything one frequently needs.

A few words of warning before you start adding Deskbar-applet to the panel. It might take some time to start, took around 10+ seconds on my system. So, be patient. Once done, you know where to find it. Now, click on the icon and you will see a search bar.

This simple looking search bar has tremendous capablities. You can send an email by typing in an emailID, search google, send a tweet, search through your folders, launch an application and a lot more. All these functionalities are managed by plugins. For a whole list, Right click on the icon and go to Preferences.

Now, you can see what all this applet can do. Check the plugin you wish to enable and when highlighted, click "more" to see extra configurations required to run the plugin.

Here is an example of the twitter plugin

  • Don't forget to fill your login info by clicking "more"
  • Now, write your tweet, move down and hit Enter.

  • Here you go ;)

So, its time you start exploring Deskbar. You might find a few things, you do frequently, can be done faster with it.


CMD (not verified)
July 23rd, 2010 04:43 am
I never realised how good this is, it's come on in leaps and bounds since i tried it a long long time ago. Someone make a Sezen plugin for this!
Anon Linuxer (not verified)
July 23rd, 2010 06:07 am
What's up with the crooked pictures? It brings down the credibility of the site.
July 23rd, 2010 02:22 pm

Thanks for your opinion :). I will keep that in mind.

Paul Colt (not verified)
July 23rd, 2010 06:36 pm
This thing you do, with the crooked pictures? Stop it.
July 23rd, 2010 06:55 pm

Done. I changed the screenshots back to normal. Thanks for your valuable opinion, I never knew that readers don't like such images.

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