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8 September 2005

Worldclock with gdesklets

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Working with people around the world, I often ask myself what time is it where X is? How long Y will be available? Until when Z will be pestering me? Although there are plenty of web sites that give you that information (I particularly like the worldclock from time and date.com), this kind of information is something I want directly available on my desktop, especially when I’m using IRC – our primary mode of instant communication in W3C.

So, using a Gnome desktop, I installed a set of 4 clocks on my desktop set on the timezones of the people I work the most often with… Et voilà !

4 clocks on my desktop

2 Responses to “Worldclock with gdesklets”

  1. maxf Says:

    KDE allows the same functionality, i.e. several clocks in the sidebar showing different timezones. It doesn’t look as fancy, though. In fact, I use wmtz. Less nice-looking, but uses very little screen space.

  2. Derekw Says:

    Huh, using FC5 I’m having trouble getting this to work. I installed gdesklets from Fedora Extras (version 0.35.4) but I had trouble finding the clock desklet. I was eventually able to find it from DAG’s site (your link into gdesktops is broken) but it doesn’t work; the display is truncated and doesn’t give me a good picture. Any suggestions?

Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux (dom@w3.org) is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.