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Cyberpunk Yahoo thermionic nixie tube valve widget 1.0.2
Licence GNU/GPL
Language English
Size 128.5 KB
System Windows/Mac/Android/IOS
Created 2011-04-12
Downloads 8762

Dieselpunk/Cyberpunk/Steampunk Yahoo thermionic valve nixie tube widget

That title - what a mouthful! but it is worth saying as it is now fully working! - Latest changes include ability to turn off the sounds and enable the second indicating tubes. It also now resizes. This is a simple widget that displays a continuous time update on your desktop. It is based upon Nixie tubes that were used as status indicators/displays in the 50/60s - 70s. The originals have a character of their own which this widget aims to replicate. 

replicate. default-500.png This Yahoo widget acts as a simple clock upon your desktop and as an extra benefit it is also a moveable bit of eye-candy. It is a fully working widget. Please feel free to download it.

You will, yahoo-widgets-logo.png of course, need Yahoo widgets for this widget to run. Get Yahoo widgets here.   Instructions for the steampunk nixie tube widget

and the Mac version here:

Note: This Yahoo widget will continue to be supported regardless of the current state of yahoo widget engine support. It runs in XP/Vista/Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS/X. If you have any problems please post your email queries to our contact page. I will endeavour to answer them as soon as I can.  Full instructions for this widget can be found here:


This product was last tested in the Softpedia Labs on 31st of May 2011. Softpedia guarantees that Steampunk Nixie Tube Clock is 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. This software product was tested thoroughly and was found absolutely clean; therefore, it can be installed with no concern by any computer user. 

Note: this award is offered by Softpedia and can be used only by the developer of the software product that received the award.

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Daniel Cartron wrote on July 17, 2013
Title: Nice, but... i'm a linux user :-(

All your job is fantastic, and i would really like to use it but it won't work on linux KDE. Someone already converted your Orrery into a plasmoid ( but for this one the graphics were in a separate folder.

For this one and the others they seems (and the sounds too) to be encoded inside the script and i dunno how to extract them. Would it be possible to get the PSD files, as i'm able to open them with the Gimp (photoshop like soft).

Or could you explain how to do the work, but that would be much more difficult because the Gimp does not know how to edit Adobe Image Ready format.

Thx and once again, very nice job!

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audiogani/Piero wrote on April 07, 2012
Title: I forgot the rating
I forgot the rating ;P Five stars!

Thanks Dean for this exciting retro/new tool!!! I love these things.
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Randolph wrote on April 07, 2012
Title: Very Nice
This is just a great little clock. No doubt about it, this was a labor of love on your part.
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Edward wrote on April 07, 2012
Title: Sweet
Love this one...though its needs to have a volume setting on it. I have the calendar one too and it tends to overpower it with the hum and sizzle sounds.

EDIT: Edward - this widget does have a volume setting, just right click and select the check box for turning sounds on/off, glad you like both my widgets, the other is coming very soon.
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anon. wrote on April 07, 2012
Title: oh
There are some bugs, but anyway tha clock's very nice.
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Jane Work, wrote on April 07, 2012
Title: No issues...
Its running smoothly for me...right along the Steampunk Clock. Very little bog down on
the CPU for them both.
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