xkcd comics viewer

UUID: xkcd@rjanja
Last edited:
2 years ago 2017-09-14, 18:56 UTC
Last commit: [d408c155] xkcd@rjanja: use icon in desklet itself (#189)

A viewer for today's xkcd comic



To configure this desklet, edit the metadata.json file.

The "quality" can be:

  • 0: Fastest rendering will use nearest neighbour interpolation when rendering. good setting.
  • 1: Higher quality rendering without using extra resources.
  • 2: Render the texture with the best quality available using extra memory.

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foxrumor-4 months ago
I don't like that it doesn't keep the size the same. Some of the comics literally fill my whole screen. Doesn't work for a widget.
Fonstw-8 months ago
I can't see the tooltip messages, which often contain the real punchline. This really takes away the XKCD-ness for me.
Aaron Wallentine
Aaron Wallentine-7 months ago
Yes, likewise ... a workaround could be a context-menu to open the xkcd.com url for the given comic so that it can be seen ...
msegmx-9 months ago
Works with LM 19. Great work! Could implement a "show random xkcd" feature when right clicked?
Gaurav-9 months ago
Ah, I see the developer of this Desklet is a man of culture as well. Thanks, works smooth.
Ondřej Chmelař
Ondřej Chmelař-1 year ago
Great one. Only downside is that it doesn't respect scaling on hi-dpi displays. Any chance of getting a fix? Could it be done via editing .local/share/cinnamon/desklets/xkcd@rjanja/stylesheet.css?