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Instructions for the cyberpunk thermionic nixie tube Xwidget PDF Print
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Here are Instructions for the Dieselpunk/Cyberpunk/Steampunk thermionic nixie tube widget. This help is for the XWIDGET version that runs with the and XWidget engines. The widget is a nice bit of steampunk/cyberpunk and it will look good on your desktop. Operation is simple. You may drag the widget around your desktop as you require. Latest changes include the ability to turn off the provided sounds and another to enable the two second indicating tubes.
default.pngSome Steampunk-type people say that Nixie tubes are not quite steampunk and are more suited to dieselpunk/cyberpunk usage. However, that is not entirely right, Nixie tubes are conceivably part of the technology that an advanced Victorian Society might extend themselves to. Thermionic valves were created in the 1870s and started to find practical application by the early 1900s so it is not too much of a stretch of the imagination to see them in use on some Victorian gadgetry. A Nixie tube is not strictly a thermionic tube but is using the same technology in cold-cathode mode. Fundamentally the Victorians had tube valve technology, not widely used but it would be available to them in a pinch.

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The XWidget can display either of two filaments, a wide glowing filament suitable for large scale nixie tubes or a narrow filament when you have resized them to be smaller on your desktop.You'll find the narrow filaments look better on smaller-scaled tubes.

The Xwidget resizes from the back end. It is preferable to resize from within the preferences using the size slider. If you resize using this method, the preference and about us screens will remain the same size. The other method of resizing is via the Xwidget Zoom function, if you resize this way though the preference and about us screens will resize too.

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A RIGHT click on the  nixie tubes will select widget preferences and other options will appear. The XWidget version is very similarto the older Yahoo widget,  the XWidget version just has a few more configuration options that are provided specifically by the Xwidget engine. These extra menu options are the same for all Xwidgets.

o When you select Widget Preferences from the menu the following screen will appear.
o The clock tells the time in 12 or 24 hour format you can simply switch between 12 and 24 hour clock display.
o The sound may be turned on or off for various functions.
o You can display the seconds as well as the hours and minutes as shown above.
o You can assign a command for the operating system to run when you double click upon the nixies. 

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You will of course need the Xwidget engine which is here xwidget.com. This widget works with Windows XP SP2-SP3, it has been tested on XP, Vista, Windows 7  and even Windows 8. On top of this the Yahoo widget also runs on Mac Os/X so it is a truly multi-platform widget. 

 

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