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Panzer Clock and Stopwatch Yahoo Widget 1.0.0
Licence GNU/GPL
Language English
Size 6400kb
System Windows
Author
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Created 2016-02-26
Downloads 227

This is the Konfabulator/Yahoo widget that I created with the assistance of Cannuckenken/kjc66 who provided the idea and some initial imagery and Harry Whitfield who sorted out my coding adding elegance and functionality to my primitive coding attempts.

BACKGROUND:

An interesting Panzer Clock widget - I created this for the World of Tanks community.

The Panzer widget is a pretty yahoo widget for your desktop. It is a simple multi-timezone stopwatch and clock. Functional and gorgeous at the same time. I based this widget upon my original U Boat yahoo widget clock.

CREDIT: The clock face was originally created by KJC66, I re-created it and all the other graphics, hands, surround, reflections are those that I have added or created. My code entirely with help from Harry. I took the screenshot photo too. It looks like 1944 but it was 2004!
 

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Fig. 1 - The Panzer Dual Clock in stopwatch mode.

The widget can be resized - Hover the cursor over the widget. Press the CTRL key and use your mousewheel up or down. The widget will resize dynamically.

The centre button switches the watch from the normal dual clock face to stopwatch mode (shown above).  

Stopwatch functions. The top button is the start button. Pressing it the first time will switch the watch from the normal dual clock face to stopwatch mode and will start a timing run.

The second press of the top button pauses the timing run however, the timing run is still continuing in the background. This also activates the bottom button.

Press the bottom button to continue the run, you'll see the hands catch up to where they should have been.

Press the top button once more to zero the hands.

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CHANGES:


What graphical changes did I make from the original Xwidget?

o Took a new dial face from the web.
o Created new hands with textures and depth.
o Re-created the top right dial from scratch.
o Re-created and relocated the bottom left mini-dial.
o Added new shadows and reflections to give more depth and brightness to the face.
o Added new shadows on the hands.
o Made a completely new take on the rim.
o Added about us image with links and credits
o Minor fixes to numbers and background.
o Added three mini gauges. 
o Stopwatch functionality added.
o Added menus and licence code.
o Added zooming in/out via the use of Ctrl+Mousewheel.
o In the logic more accurate timekeeping with a smoothflow second hand.
o Added lists and logic for a number of the major timezones
o Updated security image
o Updated dock image
o Ability to switch between two timezones.
o Adding Daylight Savings Time code
o Hot spots for triggering the stop watch added.
o There are now two main dial faces that you can switch between.
o Correction of the menu items.
o Update the online help to display the widget functionality.

 

 

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Not a lot of changes but they all take time to complete. This was a learning process rather than a conversion process just to create another widget.

Here is just one more of over 500 steampunk icons and widgets that I have created that will leave your Windows or Mac desktop looking absolutely spiffing. There is a whole set of the little thingies and I must say they do look very steampunk indeed! They really are a suitable replacement for the boring old default icons that come with Rocketdock/ObjectDock &c.

You will,  of course, need the Konfabulator engine for this widget to run. Get the Yahoo widget Konfabulator engine here.   

and the Mac version here: http://desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2x10a50/yahoo_widgets_4.5.2.dmg

All javascript widgets need an engine to function, in this case the widget uses the Konfabulator widget engine. The engine interprets Instructions for the U-Boat widgettank-clock-mk1-250.pngthe javascript and creates the widget according to the XML description and using the images you provide.

yahoo-widgets-logo.pngThis widget works with Windows XP SP3, it has been tested on Vista, Windows 7/8  and 10. There is full help for this widget to be found here .

 

 SOFTPEDIA "100% CLEAN" AWARD

100% clean


Panzer Clock and Stopwatch Gauge MKI for XWidget was reviewed by Catalin Chelariu of Softpedia. "Panzer Clock and Stopwatch Gauge MKI for XWidget" has been tested in the Softpedia labs using several industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components. We are impressed with the quality of your product and encourage you to keep these high standards in the future.


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