I am new to Ubuntu and would very much like to see a weather gadget (aka widgets).
Can anyone recommed a simple add-that could give me a little weather, Clock, Twitter Crawl, etc?
There are no widgets for Unity, but when you have KDE you can install Plasmoids as explained here
You also can install Conky to show weather info on you desktop, but this can be a bit harder to do.
There are few options:
To put conky into startup applications, Hit super key (Windows key) and search for "starup applications" and open it.
Click on add, and fill respective fields as follow:
and save it.
To start Conky for the first time, Hit Alt+F2 and run the following command:
Plexydesk is frigging awesome. This app creats an environment for widgets for Ubuntu, like Plasma of KDE.
Don't ever bother of Screenlets or gDesklets, they are out-of-dated.
I installed conky-Lua.
Step by step instructions are in http://xchamitha.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/adding-gadgets-to-ubuntu-1210-desktop.html
Ubuntu with Unity has no widgets, instead they have indicators. Application indicators provide a simple and effective API to provide an application icon in the notification area in the top-right part of the screen, and provide simple, accessible, and complete access to key parts of your application.
Category: Weather Forecasting
this is an indicator that will show weather information in your area, as well as other valuable information such as time of sunrise, sunset and moon phase
Find out whether you need to wear a jacket, a t-shirt or a waterproof suit... If you click on the indicator, you will get more information about, humidity, dew point, feels like, wind velocity and wind direction, weather condition.
My-Weather-Indicator informs you about sunrise ans sunset time, and the lunar phase
You can get the forecast for your area for next three days:
You can get information of the weather of two cities at the same time:
Category: System Information
Application Indicator showing hardware sensors.
First add the repository:
And then install the package:
A list of available indicators What Application Indicators are available?
I was elated to see gKrellm avail for 12.04. Its not quite as flashy as the windows 7 widgets, but will do almost all the same things.
Just open up the software center and search gkrellm.
I know they have a weather plugin, but afaik there is not a twitter crawl.