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Instructions for the steampunk volume Xwidget PDF Print
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Here are the instructions for the steampunk volume widget - the Xwidget version. The steampunk volume widget allows you to control the volume of your Mac/Windows PC via a simple slider and mute button. The thing that is different about this widget is the Steampunk design. It purports to be brass, steel, enamel  and cloth-covered cord but behind the scenes is all the supporting technology that allows it to operate on your ultra modern PC be it Windows 8/7/Vista or XP. (If you want a version that runs on Mac os/X then you'll need this version here) It can also be assigned the function of your choice when you double click on any part of the widget, by default it opens the Windows network control applet.

The desktop widgets are provided as Xwidgets that runs on your desktop behind all your applications so that they do not interfere with your day to day computer functionality.

volume.pngThese widgets work with Windows XP SP3, they have also been tested on Vista Home, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Windows 8 and it should work on all these with no problems whatsoever.  You will of course need to download and install the Xwidget engine first - which you can get here:

The widget functionality is self-explanatory, tinker with it and you will soon get to grips with it, you can't do any harm. Think of it as a bit of steampunk eye-candy with a useful function.

Click on the slider and drag it to the left or right and the system volume will increase/decrease.

Click on the button and the system sound will mute.

If you change any of the system's volume settings (level/mute) using any other tools the widget will detect this and make changes to the slider accordingly.

Double-clicking on the widget will cause a personalised Windows application to fire up. The first time you run it there will be no assigned function and so it will state as such and then pop up the preferences so that you can enter the command of your choice. The widget takes command line-style commands for windows. 

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Some example commands for windows:

This command would fire up the sound control panel applet.

control mmsys.cpl sounds

To fire up a web-page in your default browser, the widget command(s) would be:

start http://lightquick.co.uk/steampunk-widgets.html?Itemid=264  (windows)

open http://lightquick.co.uk/steampunk-widgets.html?Itemid=264  (mac)
xdg-open http://lightquick.co.uk/steampunk-widgets.html?Itemid=264  (mac) 
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INSTALLATION

1. Download & Install Xwidget engine FIRST.

2. Download the widget

3. When downloaded it should prompt you to ask what you should do with this widget. Tell the o/s to open it with Xwidgets.

Where is the download link? Get the widget here .

Right Click Menu

xwidget-prefs1.jpgYou can right click on the widget at any time to show the preferences that control the operation of the widget. It will show a pop up menu that allows access to some extra functions. For example, you can access online help from this link as well as visit other links to allow satisfied users to kindly donate...

The Widget Preferences link shows the preferences screen allowing you to select show more configuration options. Some of the configuration changes that can be made can be made.

The other links are generally self-explanatory, they will open pages on my website where you can obtain new versions of the widget, obtain assistance or help from the developer &c.

The Edit button allows you to open the Xwidget for editing and customising - don't do it! You have been warned... you'll get sucked in and you'll want to start making your own widgets.

The first Windows menu option allows you to change the opacity, order, size and auto-hide characteristics of the the widget. 

 

 

 

Preferences

This is the configuration preference screen where you control sundry items. You may determine which command will be run on a double-click. You can customise the command by replacing it with your own. You can select the widget size and enable/disable sound control. You can set a default location of the screen for the widget to use as home. The size control slider is in addition to the Xwidget zoom control, it can make the widget larger as well as smaller. The defaults button resets all the preferences to the widget.

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