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Instructions for the steampunk thermionic nixie tubes PDF Print
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Here you will find the instructions for the steampunk thermionic nixie tube widget. The widget is a nice bit of  yahoo-widgets-logo.pngsteampunk/cyberpunk and it will look good on your desktop. Operation is simple. You may drag the widget around your desktop as you require. This is the widget showing the characters on MostraOne font.

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A RIGHT click on the  nixie tubes will select widget preferences and other options will appear. This is the Yahoo widget version. The Xwidget version is very similar, it just has a few more configuration options that are provided by the Xwidget engine for all Xwidgets.

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When you select Widget Preferences the following screen will appear, two tabs will be present, the first looks like this.

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The clock tells the time in 12 or 24 hour format you can simply switch between 12 and 24 hour clock display. 

The sound may be turned on or off for various functions.

You can display the seconds as well as the hours and minutes as shown above.

You can assign a command for the operating system to run when you double click upon the nixies.

The font can be changed to Arial Narrow as shown above.

The following s is the Yahoo widget version showing the preferences screen. 

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The Window tab is the same on all widgets:

 Wonders include the ability to layer the widget below all other screen artefacts.

You may set the position of the widget so that it will not move. The “ignore mouse” option should be avoided at all times.

The widget can be made semi-transparent at will using the opacity slider.

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The following image shows the Xwidget version with the preferences screen enabled.nixie-Xwidget-with-prefs.png

You will,  the Yahoo widget engine  the Yahoo widget engine of course, need either the Yahoo widget engine or the Xwidget engine to run this widget. Get Yahoo widgets here.and the Mac version of Yahoo widgets here : .

 

Download the XWidget engine here The Xwidget engine is here xwidget.com. Both these widgets work 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. 

This is my desktop with the Nixies in pride of place. Both widget versions look and operate the same.

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  Download the Yahoo widget or the Xwidget versions by clicking on one of the download icons below:

 

Download the Yahoo widget version here

Download the XWidget version here

 

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