Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gmail tasks and KDE

So I was looking for a way to get my google tasks (from gmail) onto my desktop. I found this, which is for gnome (http://namsisi.com/2009/02/22/gmail-tasks-in-your-ubuntu-system-tray/), long story short, it's a complete waste of time because it is incredibly easy to do in KDE.

All you have to do is add a konqueror widget (it was preinstalled on Kubuntu 10.04 64-bit) on your plasma desktop and add the url as http://mail.google.com/tasks/ig - sign in and voila, google tasks on your desktop. How I managed to miss this great widget is beyond me.

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Edit: There are plasma widgets for google tasks if you download new widgets via the desktop. The agenda widget I found couldn't be installed via the GUI so I've just installed WebSlice.
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Edit: I know use MiniWeb which appears to stay signed in, though I am also signed in in reKonq.