Hallo and welcome to Sabyon, Overkiller.
To get a good answer for your questions, we need to know which GUI you use, KDE, Gnome, Mate, XFCE or else.
In KDE there are Plasmoids, in Gnome (2) there are often 'Screenlets'. In Gnome 3 you can also use KDE plasmoids and so on.
-Linuxfluesterer (I love KDE ...)
TTIP is NOT YET stopped. Especially consider NHS and ISDS topics. Talk to your local politician to open eyes for danger to democracy because of TTIP