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I want to add an applet to my panel, which would count down time for one event in the near future - ~12 days from today. Standard timer-applet does not work - it is not possible to set timer to more than 48 hours.

Is there a ready applet for this?

Or if there is no such applet, is it hard to write one?

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You could modify the existing applet.

Open a terminal type :

sudo gedit /usr/share/pyshared/timerapplet/ui/

change the line MAX_HOURS = 48 to MAX_HOURS = 336(for a maximum of 14 days) restart the applet and you won't be limited by 48h any more.

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Wow! Thanks a lot, that is exactly what I needed! – Rogach Aug 21 '11 at 16:38

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