Install FolderView Screenlet in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint

Want to display KDE style folder view widget on your desktop? Well, here I’ll show you how to do it in Ubuntu Unity and Linux Mint Cinnamon.

The FolderView screenlet displays your favorite folder items on your desktop and allows to single click to open files or folders with default program.

To install FolderView in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Linux Mint and Elementary OS Luna, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run command to download the DEB (copy code via Ctrl+C, paste in terminal via Ctrl+Shift+V):

wget https://launchpad.net/~screenlets/+archive/ppa/+files/folderview-screenlet_0.9.91%2B%2B%2B~precise1_all.deb

Then install the screenlet as well as screenlets manager indicator via below commands:

sudo dpkg -i folderview-screenlet_0.9.91*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Open FolderView screenlet from Unity Dash. Right-click to get the menu, navigate to Properties -> Options -> Folder and set Folder path to Other and choose your favorite to display on desktop.