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Flickr photo search plugin for GNOME Deskbar applet

Warning!: I haven’t checked the plugin against the latest Deskbar versions, be careful if you want to install the plugin because it could blow up your Deskbar.

This is a work in progress plugin which I’m developing to study the internals of the wonderful GNOME Deskbar applet.
Simply enter one or more tag in the deskbar and you’ll get a list of Flickr entries in Deskbar results pane, along with thumbnails.
It probably breaks the UI guidelines for Deskbar, but at the moment works well for me :P .

To install the plugin simply copy it in the Deskbar handlers directory:

cd $HOME/.gnome2/deskbar-applet/handlers

To activate the plugin right click on the Deskbar icon in the panel, click on Preferences… and check “Flickr photo search”.

Click here to download the plugin.


To learn more about Deskbar and PyGTK, checkout these helpful links:


Screenshot of the deskbar photo search plugin

2 Responses leave one →
  1. June 7, 2007

    Nice plugin!

    Do you see any chance that you implement a way to just search my own/my contacts pictures?

  2. Fabio Corneti permalink*
    June 7, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestion, I will consider it for the next release; unfortunately I’m pretty busy at work these days, so it will take some time.

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