Remember The Milk as a Ubuntu Widget

RTM is a nice task managing tool. Here is one solution to integrate it with your Ubuntu desktop as a widget.

If not already done install the Compiz Config Settings Manager as follows:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

In the compiz settings by activating the “Widget Layer” (under category “Desktop”) it is possible to show by shortcut F9 any desired information or small tools like a calendar, weather information, a calculator, your tomboy notes, etc. right on top of your desktop. In other words it’s handy for all the small tools You need during a hard working day.

First of all you need to install the screenlets package:

sudo apt-get install screenlets

After that, start the screenlets daemon and click “install” on the left pane. Select “Convert Web Widget” from the drop box and proceed. If not selected, chose “Google Gadgets” and paste following HTML code into the field below:

<script src=";synd=open&amp;w=320&amp;h=300&amp;title=Remember+The+Milk&amp;border=%23ffffff%7C3px%2C1px+solid+%23999999&amp;output=js"></script>

If it doesen’t work, get the code directly from the Google Gadgets Webpage.

Name the screenlet the way you want to and confirm the settings. Now Your new screenlet should now be listed in the Screenlets Manager. Select it, go to the options in the left pane and check “Widget”.

Start it by double-clicking. Press F9 to show your Widgets. In Your RTM Widget You now should be able to log in and manage your tasks.


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