Desktop Goose

Customize everything: Add new images, and change the aggression settings of the goose. Featuring GIF support.

Application Details:

Version: 0.2
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Program Starts and closes
  • Goose grabs the mouse
  • Goose can drag memes onto the desktop
  • Goose can drag notepad onto desktop

What does not

  • Memes and notes fully appear instead of being dragged from off screen but still get dragged for the last 5% of the animation.
  • Duck can have rendering issues if using OpenGL 3.1 with the kWin compositor
  • Occasional flickering from the memes when being moved by the goose
  • Very occasionally the goose will not release focus
  • When the goose grabs your cursor it disappears instead of getting dragged


  • Use OpenGL 2.0 or xRender with kWin.

What was not tested

  • Everything was tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

  • If left running for 30+ minutes the executable will eventually crash.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jan 30 20205.0-stagingYes Yes YesSilverJon Blackham 
ShowArch LinuxJan 30 20205.0-stagingN/A Yes NoSilverSkye Viau 

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