Seven Segment Digital Clock

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Customizable seven segment digital clock with date and Unix time



Seven Segment Digital Clock

This desklet displays a seven segment digital clock. It also displays the date and/or the Unix time. The appearance of the output can be configured in a variety of ways. It's equipped with several styles of digits, which can be adjusted in format, color, opacity and size.

Since I use Cinnamon I missed this type of desklet clock, so I finally made it myself. It's basically my first desklet and there was a lot of trial and error, but here we are. I hope you like it.


Cinnamon 3.4 or higher


  • Clock with 24h or 12h mode, the date and the Unix timestamp
  • 20 different styles of seven segment digits
  • Adjustable background, colors, opacities, sizes and formats
  • Digits can be scaled up to 350 pixel in height.

Known issues

After waking up from suspend mode the digits might get bonkers on certain machines. I don't know why. If this is the case double-click the desklet to recreate the graphics.


Seven Segment Clock is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 or later.

Contained within this file are documents based on similar licenses:

Description: "DSEG": Original 7-segment fonts
Author: Keshikan
License: SIL Open Font License 1.1
License URI:

Description: Simple seven segment display
Author: OpenClipart
Author URI:
License: Public Domain
License URI:

Description: A simple seven segment display
Author: alex8664
License: Public Domain
License URI:

Description: seven segment display - digit 8 (red) Created by 3247 using
Author: Cfaerber
Author URI:
License: Public Domain
License URI:

Description: A 7 segment display
Author: h2g2bob
Author URI:
License: GNU Free Documentation License
License URI:

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MarvinHiker-9 months ago
Awesome app! Can it display different time zones on the same desktop?
paulseldn-1 year ago
what have you done to it?. It was perfect. I used to be able to make the background completely transparent like a floating clock. Now. we are stuck with the enforced 5% opacity for the background and it looks ugly as hell
Gerardo Gómez-Caminero Ortega
Sorry! General setting
Gerardo Gómez-Caminero Ortega
You have a genarl setting to disable the background, isn't it?
stevenfriedrich-2 years ago
Please add slash (/) as a date separator. TIA. Great desklet.
farzin-az-3 years ago
Intelligent design and elaborate options for customization. 5 stars!
serkan-maker-3 years ago
Nice desklet! Thank you.
lxs242-3 years ago
You're welcome, and thank you for the translation.