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Steampunk Desktop Widgets

This site is dedicated to provide interesting downloads, mainly Steampunk widgets for Xwidget, Rainmeter, Yahoo Widgets and KDE Plasma engines as well as wallpapers and icons. Please feel free to download and use any of these on your Windows or Linux system. Simply download the widgets for the widget engine of your choice and have fun. They are all entirely free.
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The steampunk widgets are listed belowThis category is for interesting downloads, mainly Steampunk widgets for Xwidget, Rainmeter, Yahoo Widgets and KDE Plasma engines.

So, lovers of steampunk stuff, what is a widget?

A
widget can be described as "the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk". Sticky notes, clocks, rulers,  the possibilities are endless. The goal of any Widget engine is to simplify the creation of fully theme-able mini-apps that each solve basic desktop-work-related needs and generally improve the usability and beauty of the modern Windows/Mac/Linux desktop."

Please feel free to download and use any of these on your Windows / Mac OS/X / Linux system. As of the end of August 2013 over 890,000+ people have downloaded my steampunk widgets, icons and other stuff from various locations, approx. 1,500+ per day now and all for free.

All you need is to download the widgets for the widget engine of your choice. The majority of these widgets are Yahoo widgets and so your desktop will look the best if you choose it as the engine to steampunk with. I am converting the widgets to Xwidget and KDE one at a time.

Need some help on skinning your desktop - look no further than http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/dieselpunk-widgets.html?Itemid=558 here: Guide to skinning Windows in a Steampunk Fashion 

May I please ask that if you enjoy using these widgets that you make your feelings known by clicking on the facebook Like This! above - or by leaving some votes for my widgets and icons at Rocketdock here . It goes a little way to keeping me creating new stuff for the desktop.

And don't forget my new section on Dieselpunk Widgets! You can find it here: 

Files:

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  Download Size : 1.3 MB Date: 2016-05-10

This is a simple media player Yahoo widget based on the old Steampunk Volume XWidget that will play your music and take up only a tiny amount of your desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy as well as being useful on your desktop.

This is one of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the others are a typical set of Victorian desktop acoutrements. You can control the volume level of the media player by moving the slider or pause/play the track by clicking on the play button. Next and Previous buttons will select the next track to play.


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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 - then it will pop up the preferences so that you can enter the command of your choice. The Xwidget simply takes command line-style commands for windows.

Recent Changes:
1.0.4
// added 5 favourite folders to play to the menu
// added read the play list and display a chunk of the tracks
// added hover over effects as per the widget vault
// added setting of the play list tooltips

1.0.3
// added drag and drop of files.
// added restriction to the drive root folders to prevent recursive searching of a whole drive.
// added restriction to 10,000 file playlists.
// added support for .flv','.avi','.mp4','.mpg','.m4a file types.
 

media-player-medium.png The Steampunk Media Player Yahoo Widget is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require. The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

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

Here is just one more over 250 steampunk icons/widgets that I have created that will leave your Windows 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.


  This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Full instructions can be found here:Instructions for the steampunk media player widget

 

Android version coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Download Size : 941.17 KB Date: 2016-04-17

This is a simple media player Xwidget based on the old Steampunk Volume XWidget that will play your music and take up only a tiny amount of your desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy as well as being useful on your desktop.

NOTE: I suggest downloading the Yahoo widget version of this widget as the Yahoo version has better functionality (the Xwidget API is lacking certain usability features). You can get it here: Download

This is one of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the others are a typical set of Victorian desktop acoutrements. You can control the volume level of the media player by moving the slider or pause/play the track by clicking on the play button. Next and Previous buttons will select the next track to play.

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 - then it will pop up the preferences so that you can enter the command of your choice. The Xwidget simply takes command line-style commands for windows.

media-player-medium.png The Steampunk Media Player XWidget is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require. The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

These widgets work with Windows XP SP3, they have also been tested on Vista Home, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, xwidget downloadWindows 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:

Here is just one more over 250 steampunk icons/widgets that I have created that will leave your Windows 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.


  This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Full instructions can be found here:Instructions for the steampunk volume Xwidget

Android version coming soon!

 

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  Download Size : Date: 2010-11-14

This is the steampunk clock/calendar

A Steam Punk Yahoo Widget for your Windows/Mac desktop, a fully working yahoo widget and it can be moved around your desktop looking very steampunk indeed. It tells the date/time in digital and analogue format with a swinging pendulum. It chimes and ticks too. It has full sounds for all operations, has fully working alarms and can be muted at the turn of a crank handle.

The instructions are here Instructions for use are here

* NEW VERSION *

Here is the beta MkII version 2.8 of a Steampunk clock & calendar yahoo widget created using photoshop and an idea from the PC computer game WOTW *1

The real changes provided in the latest version are the ability to resize the clock, the new day of the week indicator, the slider animation is much slicker, slider can be operated with your mouse scroll wheel, reduced cpu usage overall, lower cpu required by the pendulum swing action, many bugs fixed, slicker operation in general, standard 12 hour clock face, a right click menu with plenty of options and links, more documentation and more back end preferences to configure and play with. Some of the graphics have also been improved upon. In 2.8 - The pendulum animation now uses less cpu and a resizing bug has been fixed.

*1 - In this game there is a neat idea of time manipulation where the game play is speeded up or slowed down by the use of a one-way time machine. This was done by moving an in-game gadget which displayed a calendar/clock in a very steampunk fashion. This was the source of my limited inspiration. I decided to use it as the visual core of a javascript program and then I realised that I could also create a Yahoo widget from it.

 

 The widget 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.

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

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

 

SOFTPEDIA "100% CLEAN" AWARD

This product was last tested in the Softpedia Labs on 12th of December 2013 by Olivian Puha. Softpedia guarantees that Steampunk Clock Calendar 2.8 is 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. 

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You can also see the widget reviewed in operation here at  Ilovefreesoftware 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Download Size : 12195 KB Date: 2014-05-18

This is the Steampunk Orrery widget Mark II - This is the new version that provides a lot more animation and extra functionality.

UPDATE: It provides a daily memorandum function via a truly steampunk interface. Select a date via the calendar ring and click the date shown and it will allow you to enter a memo or reminder. You can use the ring to select future or past memos and whilst you are doing so the orrery will allow you to reflect on the passage of time and the true nature of this force that controls our lives. Well, you might...

calendar.pngThe calendar ring rotates by mouse control, the date displays according to ring position. The inner earth and moon rotate, the moon around the earth. The earth rotates around the central glow, roughly following the track of the window circular frame. The inner wheel with lots of bolts, counter-rotates as the main calendar ring rotates. Clicking on the moon causes the moon to expand so that you can see the phases of the moon according to any date you choose. Clicking on the earth causes the earth to enlarge shoing you an image of the rotating earth. The widget is fully resizable for your desktop. Please let me know what you think of the new version of my orrery/calendar. If you like it, then feel free to leave a comment below.

The original Yahoo widget orrery for Windows/Macs has lots of functionality all of it written in javascript - The second version was adapted to run on xwidgets on windows. Next was the rainmeter version - the first of our steampunk widgets to be adapted to a rainmeter widget also running on Windows. The third is the Linux KDE plasmoid here adapted for Linux/KDE using QML. Each version is slightly different adding/modifying functionality. The latest version, this one provides a lot more and you simply have to give it a go.

Running the widget in a javascript engine frees javascript from only running within the captivity of a browser, you will now be able to run these widgets on your Windows/Linux/Mac desktop as long as you have an engine installed.

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

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

This widget works with Windows XP SP3, it has been tested on Vista, Windows 7 /8 and Mac Os/X so it should work on these with no problems. 

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OS/X too as long as the Yahoo Widget runtime engine is loaded. Full instructions for this widget can be found here:Instructions for the steampunk orrery timekeeper widget

 Steampunk Orrery Calendar Clock 1.1.7 - was awarded the SOFTPEDIA "100% CLEAN" AWARD This product was last tested in the Softpedia Labs on 15th of March 2012 by Andreea Gheran Softpedia guarantees that Steampunk Orrery Calendar Clock 1.1.7 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.

 

 

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Steampunk Volume XWidget Version: 1.0.4

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  Download Size : 189.15 KB Date: 2013-08-06

XWIDGET Version 1.0.2 Steampunk Volume Widget

This is the most recent version of the Steampunk Volume XWidget that you could certainly use on your desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy as well as being useful on your desktop. This is one of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the others are a typical set of Victorian desktop acoutrements. You can control the volume level of your PC desktop by moving the slider or clicking on the mute button. 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 - then it will pop up the preferences so that you can enter the command of your choice. The Xwidget takes command line-style commands for windows.

This is the widget - click on the download button to get it. The Steampunk Volume Xwidget is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require. The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

These widgets work with Windows XP SP3, they have also been tested on Vista Home, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, xwidget downloadWindows 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:

Here is just one more over 250 steampunk icons/widgets that I have created that will leave your Windows 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.

This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Full instructions can be found here:Instructions for the steampunk volume Xwidget

(If you want a version that runs on Mac os/X then you'll need this version here)

Android version coming soon!

 

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  Download Size : 4.25 MB Date: 2014-05-17

 

moon-widget-big.jpgA Steam Punk Yahoo Widget for your Windows/Mac desktop, a fully working yahoo widget and it can be moved around your desktop looking very steampunk indeed. It displays a beautiful moon globe that you can resize at will and that will display through the phases according to any date supplied.
 
Slightly modified to remove the cancellation tap altogether when there is no orrery widget installed. Also, the moon widget can be moved around by clicking and dragging on the moon itself. Can now be installed without the orrery being present.
 
This is now version 0.9 (beta) which has been designed to work with the Steampunk Orrery Timekeeper widget. 

The instructions are here Instructions for use are here.  

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

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

As the widget is in beta do expect a small issue or two. Need to remove that red tap when the widget is being run on its own.

 

 

Steampunk Underwidget Version: 0.3

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  Download Size : 421.03 KB Date: 2014-05-20

The Steampunk Underwidget is a 24hr clock that sits on your steampunk desktop looking as if it is part of that desktop. The underwidget is designed to work with the Steampunk Timekeeper Orrery MkII that has a transparent glass middle section that can be made fully opaque or fully transparent. When fully transparent the underwidget does its job acting as the orrery's internal gubbins. However, the underwidget does not need the orrery and can simply sit on the desktop on its own. It has a shadow that can be enabled to make it seem to sit deeper into the desktop in a three dimensional sense. The Underwidget works better with one of our existing background wallpapers that you can get here . You can see how it works from the image below. The widget really looks as if it is embedded into the actual desktop.

The underwidget is still beta and some bits may not work completely, although most bugs have now been fixed. Added dock vitality, correct layering inherited from the orrery widget. Still need to fix the installation image though.

The steampunk underwidget on the desktop

Note that the widget is not just eye-candy, it also acts as a working 24hr clock, the single hand points to both the hour and minutes indicating the time. The cogs and wheels rotate providing a clockwork motion giving life to your static desktop.

The red tap removes the shadow and re-enables it each time you click upon it. You can even interact with each individual cog. Simply click on each.

Clicking on the upper winding point opens the widget's preferences. Whilst all these things are happening full sound effects are provided.

The widget can be locked into position by clicking on the outer ring. A locking pin will appear in position to indicate the widget is locked into place.

The underwidget can be seen doing its job through the orrery centre glass in the image below - note the cogs and the wheels, they are all moving.

 

The steampunk underwidget on the desktop with the orrery

 

You will, yahoo-widgets-logo.png 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 the javascript and creates the widget according to the XML description and using the images you provide.

This widget works with Windows XP SP3, it has been tested on Vista, Windows 7 /8 and Mac Os/X so it should work on all of these o/s Instructions for the steampunk underwidget with no problems. There is full help for this widget to be found here .

 

 

 

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  Download Size : 2.51 MB Date: 2014-03-30

This Yahoo widget acts as a Widget 'AppStore' listing all the current widgets that are available from myself and Harry. NEW VERSION 1.1.4. The information is extracted using RSS feeds from our respective websites. The three widget screens show the current categories, descriptions and images of each selected widget and a download button allow the selected widget to be downloaded and then installed.

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The widget is using the Lucida Blackletter Gothic font but you can configure it to use any font you have installed.

We created this due to the demise of the old Yahoo widget gallery. Now there is a place for dedicated widgeteers to parade our widgets. When this widget is installed, you will be able to list and download any of our widgets at the touch of a button.

Soon, it will be possible to add your own feed to the list so that the widget will show your own widgets. You can then redistribute it so that others can find and download your widgets.

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

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

  Full instructions for the Widget Vault are here: Instructions for the Widget Vault

 

Steampunk Weather Widget Version: 1.0.8

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  Download Size : 1.38 MB Date: 2011-06-21

Weather reporting the steampunk way!

weather-gauge-metal.jpg** The weather feed is down, the site that used to provide the data has just stopped providing it - don't install this widget until I have a new feed tested and coded.**

This is our steampunk contribution to weather reporting. The Steampunk weather widget is based on the Digistation widget written by: Bogdan Irimia, enhanced and steampunked by Dean Beedell with kind permission of Bogdan.

Note: This 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.

New version 1.0.8 - The widget has been given a completely new steampunk outer skin and some new functionality.

As well as a reskin a twenty-four hour clock has been added to the circumference of the weather gauge . Other minor changes include: Changed all the calculations of the pointer angles to use simpler calculations saving cpu time; separated the .kon file and .js;  animated the pointers to count down on startup; added code to allow widget to be resized; fixed some translations ; changed the default location to London Heathrow; added 'vitality' to the dock icon, animated the temperature gauge switch-over, added sounds to the main functions.

Full instructions for the Steampunk Weather Widget are here: bookbrownishjournal.png

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

and the Mac version here:

http://desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2x10a50/yahoo_widgets_4.5.2.dmg

Latest version includes the following changes :

// .08 added alternative tooltip to the main glass
// .08 icao code not sticking beyond the initial selection
// .08 icao code now displays in the tooltip
// .08 certain feeds do not round their temperatures, add rounding
// .08 fixed the data GET from running twice
// .08 reduced the pop up pause
// .08 help glass - left chain description corrected
// .08 Added dblclick on surround
// .08 Added tooltips option and preference

This widget works with Windows XP SP3, it has  been tested on Vista, Windows 7 / 8 and Mac OS/X as long as the Yahoo Widget runtime engine is loaded.

SOFTPEDIA "100% CLEAN" AWARD This product was last tested in the Softpedia Labs on 13th of June 2013 by Alexandru Teodorovici . Softpedia guarantees that Steampunk Weather Widget 1.0.7 is 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. 

May I please ask that if you enjoy using these widgets that you make your feelings known by leaving a positive review below. So few do so - and it is really appreciated when you do!

To view the widget in operation, click here:

 

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  Download Size : 4400 KB Date: 2011-01-17

Widget - Actual size on your desktop! First of all, please be aware that this is a widget that is in beta. If you are going to download this widget then please tell me if it does not work on your machine here :

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Note: This Yahoo widget requires speedfan to run. fan.pngWhy? scroll to the bottom to find out why. Get Speedfan here: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Note: This 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.

The thermometer will return valid temperatures initially one will be that of the GPU and one other sensor. However, the current version cannot guarantee it will start with the CPU temperature but it does its best! Due to the nature of the speedfan API it does not return names of sensors but just temperatures, so we have to do some guessing...

This is a widget and you will, yahoo-widgets-logo.png of course, need Yahoo widget engine for this widget to run. Get Yahoo widgets here. 

The latest fixes in 0.19 include :

0.19 Graphical bug, selecting new sensor sometimes causes the thermometer index to be overwritten
0.19 Graphical bug, the text sliders are written at the top of the page on startup
0.19 Added the frequency slider in seconds.
0.19 Added the memory and cpu gauges, piping and valves
0.19 Added the wheels behind the hot and warm sliders
0.19 Added the indents behind the hot and warm sliders right hand
0.19 Added the fahrenheit scale
0.19 Added the fahrenheit/centigrade selecter images
0.19 Extracted the centigrade scale to a separate image
0.19 Added the restart and mute toggles
0.19 Moved the Speedfan site button to the right
0.19 Added code to mute the sounds if disabled
0.19 Added code to kill restart speedfan if button pressed

The instructions are here . The instructions are here

Added several extra sensor names and ?, X or TEMP titles for the unknown sensor types, in XP - correctly identifies the sensors using the Speedfan config files and selects the appropriate sensor, lastly, now sets the tooltips so that they reflect the chosen sensor. Alarm clapper state saved to preferences, alarm slider vertical position values saved to preferences, allows you to change the sensor names displayed.

The code behind the steampunk thermometer allows the yahoo widget to be resized. It can now be made significantly smaller than the standard large size and it looks rather sweet in small form. Not everything will work after a resize though! The help canvas opens and the brass plaque provides an appropriate about us window.

This widget works with Windows XP SP3, it should work on all NT5 systems (Win 2000 and server 2003). Due to the extra security restrictions on NT6 systems (Vista, Win7) some functionality will be restricted on the later versions of windows. This is hopefully being fixed.

MAC users! - This widget has specific Windows functionality and although it will eventually work for Macs too it does not at the moment. If you have any problems please post your email queries to me here. Your post will go onto the blog and I will endeavour to answer them as soon as I can. 

You can see the widget in action here on youtube.

 

click to view the certificateSOFTPEDIA "100% CLEAN" AWARD This product was last tested in the Softpedia Labs on 22nd of June 2011 by Cosmin Anton. Softpedia guarantees that Steampunk CPU/GPU Thermometer Speedfan Widget 1.0.1 is 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.  

 If you like the look of it please feel free to comment. If you have any comments7 whatsoever to make regarding the temperature monitor contact me here.

May I please ask that if you enjoy using these widgets that you make your feelings known by leaving a positive review below. So few do so - and it is really appreciated when you do!

fan.png* Speedfan  - why is it needed? The Windows operating system is meant to provide an interface to the motherboard and other components to provide system temperature information. Unfortunately it does not work well as there is no stable hardware specification for temperature sensors. The end result is that it is impossible for a widget can get the temperatures from all the myriad PC components in the world, so we have to resort to third party applications that can do it. The best of the bunch is a good piece of software called Speedfan. Speedfan is pretty good at extracting temperatures for almost all PCs so it is a fundamental requirement for this software to be installed for this widget to function. widget requires speedfan to run. Get Speedfan here: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

 

Regulator Clock XWidget Version: 1.0.0

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  Download Size : 4.15 MB Date: 2016-02-26

This is the Xwidget that I created with the assistance of Cannuckenken/kjc66 who provided the idea and some initial imagery.
BACKGROUND:

An interesting regulator style Clock 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 created by KJC66, all the other graphics, hands, surround, reflections are mine. KJC66 asked me to create the widget as he wanted a regulator clock of this style. I was happy to oblige.

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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.


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

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

xwidgets-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 .

 

 

 

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  Download Size : 996 KB Date: 2013-03-24

This is an old-fashioned wood, glass, steel and brass Yahoo Widget designed to appeal to the steampunk mind, I suggest it might be a useful addition to your desktop. This slightly wierd clock will keep good time using a human-friendly steampunk interface. The Weird Steampunk Clock Yahoo Widget is a Yahoo widget that runs on your desktop behind all your applications so it does not interfere with your day to day computer functionality. I hope you think it is fun as well as being very useful. This widget was created using the combined skills of myself and Harry Whitfield. I do the graphics and the code, Harry just makes me do it better the second time round.

steampunk-weird-clock.pngThis widget is eminently usable on windows and Mac OS/X.

Instructions:

The widget functionality is self-explanatory, tinker with it and you will soon get to grips with it.

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

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

Full help is available on this widget here at this location.Help available here


Download the widget - it will install automatically.

This widget works with Windows XP SP3, it has been tested on Vista Home, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Windows 8 and 10,  also Mac OS/X and it should work on all these with no problems whatsoever.

This is just one more of over 250 steampunk widgets and icons that I have created over the last year. Each 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! It will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class.

The only condition for downloading and using is that you donate something, no matter how small, a beer or just leave feedback. Please leave a message and rate the widget as it is the only payment I get for creating this small desktop addition :D

Thanks! Do enjoy the widget.

 

Saturn Planetary Widget Version: 1.0.2

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  Download Size : 365.19 KB Date: 2015-01-31
This is a widget that you could certainly use on your desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy. This is part of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the others are Jupiter, the planet of good luck, optimism, success, generosity and of course, the Earth.

saturn.pngThis is part of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the theme is War of the Worlds.  The widget Mars is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require.

The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

The widget is a Yahoo widget and it needs the yahoo widget engine. You can get that http://lightquick.co.uk/jdownloads/yahoo-widget-sdk-and-runtime-engine.html?Itemid=264

Here is just one more over 20 widgets and 170 steampunk icons that I have created thatplanets-three01.png 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 Windows and Macs &c.

This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Instructions can be found here:

 

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  Download Size : 4.26 MB Date: 2014-01-04

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A Steam Punk Yahoo Widget for your Windows/Mac desktop, a fully working yahoo widget and it can be moved around your desktop looking very steampunk indeed. It displays a beautiful rotating earth that you can resize at will. This is now version 1.0.1 which fixes a bug with regard to running commands on Mac OS/X and it also makes sure it does not get lost when pushed too far off-screen.

The instructions are here Instructions for use are here. 

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

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

 

 

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  Download Size : 20810 KB Date: 2014-08-30

A Wonderful Steampunk theme for Windows 7, created by razorsedge and included here with his kind permission. Razorsedge bundles my widgets with his theme so in return I offer his theme here. The theme Includes a custom sound pack, custom cursors, an explorer frame, start button image, shell32 images and various wallpapers. When used with the steampunk widgets, rocketdock and my icons you have a truly steampunk desktop.

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The theme is quite a large one (20mb download). Razorsedge's theme contains elements from Mordasius, Samantha Wright and myself as well as originally imageryby Razorsedge.

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Note: this theme is just the basic Windows 7 theme, it does NOT include all the widgets, all of icons nor the wallpapers. You'll have to get the others here: http://lightquick.co.uk/steampunk-widgets.html?Itemid=264

or download them via the widget vault here: http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/widget-vault-a-steampunk-widget-appstore.html?Itemid=264

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  Download Size : 2.21 MB Date: 2013-07-17

KDE Plasmoid Orrery Timekeeper Widget for Linux Kubuntu 14

This is the Steampunk Orrery widget - it provides an orrery function via a truly steampunk interface. Select a date via the calendar ring and click the date shown and it will allow you to view the planetary movements of the moon and the earth. You can use the ring to select the future or past and whilst you are doing so the orrery will allow you to reflect on the passage of time and the true nature of this force that controls our lives. Well, it might...

The calendar ring rotates by mouse control, the date displays according to ring position. The inner earth and moon rotate, the moon around the earth. The earth rotates around the central glow, roughly following the track of the window circular frame. The developer known as 'joker' has used my original graphics and my design but simply enhanced the functionality in respect of the planetary movement and the co-ordination of the various components. A very good job I say... calendar.png

The original Yahoo widget orrery for Windows/Macs has lots of functionality all of it written in javascript - The second version was adapted to run on xwidgets on windows. Next was the rainmeter version - our first rainmeter widget also for Windows. The third is the Linux KDE plasmoid here for Linux/KDE. Each version is slightly different adding/modifying functionality. Running the widget in a javascript engine frees it from only running within the browser, you will now be able to run on your Windows/Linux/Mac desktop as long as you have an engine installed.

The Steampunk Orrery requires the Plasmoids widget engine and the Marble Virtual Globe plugin is also required for the widget to function.  There are full instructions to be found here: Instructions for the steampunk orrery timekeeper widget


This widget works with Kubuntu Linux 13.04/14.0 with KDE4.x.
Installing: plasmapkg -i timekeeper-#.#.#.plasmoid

Dependencies :
KDE (Plasmoids) kdebase-workspace
Marble Virtual Globe plugin (kdeedu-marble)

for Gentoo: emerge marble
for Arch Linux: pacman -S kdeedu-marble
for Kubuntu 13.04: sudo apt-get install marble marble-plugins
sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/qt4/imports/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/kde4/plugins/marble/15/org /usr/lib/qt4/imports/org

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Steampunk Clock Widget Version: ver 1.2

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  Download Size : 168.69 KB Date: 2012-09-12

This is a lovely old clock, resizable, that sits on your desktop, moveable, slidable and dragable. New version. Tells time in an old-fashioned way. Can be made to perform any o/s command line function. Download and install in the usual way. Install yahoo widgets first.

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

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

Full help is available on this widget here at this location.

 

 

 

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  Download Size : 704.77 KB Date: 2015-09-20

The Steampunk Black and White Underwidget is a 24hr clock that sits on your steampunk desktop looking as if it is part of that desktop. The underwidget is designed to work with the Steampunk Timekeeper Orrery MkII that has a transparent glass middle section that can be made fully opaque or fully transparent. When fully transparent the underwidget does its job acting as the orrery's internal gubbins. However, the underwidget does not need the orrery and can simply sit on the desktop on its own. It has a shadow that can be enabled to make it seem to sit deeper into the desktop in a three dimensional sense.

It has been made black and white to correspond with my black and white desktop wallpapers that you can get here: yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…

The underwidget is designed to work with the Steampunk Timekeeper Orrery MkII that has a transparent glass middle section that can be made fully opaque or fully transparent. When fully transparent the underwidget does its job acting as the orrery's internal gubbins. However, the underwidget does not need the orrery and can simply sit on the desktop on its own. It has a shadow that can be enabled to make it seem to sit deeper into the desktop in a three dimensional sense. The Underwidget works better with one of our existing background wallpapers that you can get here.

You can see how it works from the image below. The widget really looks as if it is embedded into the actual desktop.

The underwidget is still beta and some bits may not work completely, although most bugs have now been fixed. Added dock vitality, correct layering inherited from the orrery widget. Still need to fix the installation image though.

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Note that the widget is not just eye-candy, it also acts as a working 24hr clock, the single hand points to both the hour and minutes indicating the time. The cogs and wheels rotate providing a clockwork motion giving life to your static desktop.

The red tap removes the shadow and re-enables it each time you click upon it. You can even interact with each individual cog. Simply click on each.

Clicking on the upper winding point opens the widget's preferences. Whilst all these things are happening full sound effects are provided.

The widget can be locked into position by clicking on the outer ring. A locking pin will appear in position to indicate the widget is locked into place.

The underwidget can be seen doing its job through the orrery centre glass in the image below - note the cogs and the wheels, they are all moving.

 

The steampunk underwidget on the desktop with the orrery

 

You will, yahoo-widgets-logo.png 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 the javascript and creates the widget according to the XML description and using the images you provide.

This widget works with Windows XP SP3, it has been tested on Vista, Windows 7 /8 and Mac Os/X so it should work on all of these o/s Instructions for the steampunk underwidget with no problems. There is full help for this widget to be found here .

 

 

 

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  Download Size : 562.69 KB Date: 2015-03-16

This is a lovely old clock, resizable, that sits on your desktop, moveable, slidable and dragable. New version. Tells time in an old-fashioned way. Can be made to perform any o/s command line function. Download and install in the usual way. Install yahoo widgets first.

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

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

Full help is available on this widget here at this location.Full instructions available here

 

 

 

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  Download Size : 297.63 KB Date: 2013-07-13

This is the latest version of the magnifier widget that you could use on your desktop equipped with the yahoo widget engine. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy as well as being useful on your desktop. This is one of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the others are a typical set of Victorian desktop acoutrements. Double-clicking on the stamp will cause a personalised Windows/Mac application to fire up. The first time you run it there will be no assigned function and so it will state as such - then it will pop up the preferences so that you can enter the command of your choice. The widget takes command line-style commands for windows or Mac OS/X.

magnifier.png The widget magnifier is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the planets-three-small2.pngdesktop as you require. The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

The widget is a Yahoo widget and it needs the yahoo widget engine. You can get that http://lightquick.co.uk/jdownloads/yahoo-widget-sdk-and-runtime-engine.html?Itemid=264

Here is just one more over 250 steampunk icons 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.Instructions for the widgets

This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Full instructions can be found here:

 

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  Download Size : 26.36 KB Date: 2011-03-27

stamp.pngBritish Penny Red Stamp Widget simply displays an 1840s penny red on your desktop. Double-clicking on the stamp will cause a personalised Windows/Mac 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 or Mac OS/X.  Useful for a steampunk desktop or for a mad philatelist.

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

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

 This widget works with Windows XP SP3, it has been tested on Vista, Windows 7 /8 and Mac OS/X. Full Instructions can be found here:

 

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  Download Size : 6.5 MB Date: 2013-02-11

Here is our latest widget (not for Windows 10) - the Steampunk Resource Monitor. The resource monitor will allow you to monitor your system's resource usage on a second by second basis using a human-friendly steampunk interface.

The Resource Monitor is a Yahoo widget that runs on your desktop behind all your applications so it does not interfere with your day to day computer functionality. It displays cpu, memory, wireless and battery information as well as drive usage. I hope you think it is fun as well as being very useful. It reports performance information successfully on single core, dual core, tri-core, quad core and multi-threaded quad core systems.  We will be adding features to the widget regularly so keep an eye out here. Instructions for the Steampunk Resource Widget

It runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and the new Windows o/s called Metro or something, oh yes, Windows 8...  the next version will also run on Mac OS/X - You will of course need the Yahoo widget engine which you can get here.

ADDENDUM: This Widget does NOT run on Windows 10. This is because Microsoft has not yet created the necessary WMI classes on Windows 10 to extract per-cpu information. I am hacking together a fix to remove this functionality from the widget temporarily until Microsoft gets its act together and creates the missing classes. Sometimes Microsoft delivers sub-standard products and it shows...

The widget functionality is self-explanatory, tinker with it and you will soon get to grips with it. See the full instructions and diagram here for a fuller explanation .

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Installation:

1. Install Yahoo widget runtime engine first

2. Download the widget

3. When downloaded it should prompt you to ask what you should do with this widget. Tell it to open with Yahoo widgets.

yahoo-widgets-logo.png As this widget uses the yahoo widget runtime it means it will run on Macs and Windows PCs with no changes whatsoever. You will need the Yahoo widget runtime for this widget to run.

Get Yahoo widgets here.   

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

 

 

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  Download Size : 81.86 KB Date: 2012-09-21

This is the latest version of a widget that you could certainly use on your desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy as well as being useful on your desktop. This is one of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the others are the 'God of War', the planet Mars, Saturn and of course, the Earth. Double-clicking on the stamp will cause a personalised Windows/Mac application to fire up. The first time you run it there will be no assigned function and so it will state as such - then it will pop up the preferences so that you can enter the command of your choice. The widget takes command line-style commands for windows or Mac OS/X.

jupiter.png The widget Jupiter is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require. The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

The widget is a Yahoo widget and it needs the yahoo widget engine. You can get that http://lightquick.co.uk/jdownloads/yahoo-widget-sdk-and-runtime-engine.html?Itemid=264

Here is just one more over 170 steampunk icons thaplanets-three-small2.pngt 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.

This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Full instructions can be found here:

 

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  Download Size : 30.55 KB Date: 2012-09-12

This is a widget that you could certainly use on your desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy. This is part of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the next is the 'God of War', the planet Mars.

earth.png The widget earth is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require. The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

The widget is a Yahoo widget and it needs the yahoo widget engine. You can get that http://lightquick.co.uk/jdownloads/yahoo-widget-sdk-and-runtime-engine.html?Itemid=264

Here is just one more over 250 steampunk icons that I haveplanets-three-small.png 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.

This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Instructions can be found here:

 

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  Download Size : 14.13 KB Date: 2012-09-22
This is a widget that you could certainly use on your desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy. This is part of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the others are Jupiter, the planet of good luck, optimism, success, generosity and of course, the Earth.

mars.pngThis is part of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the theme is War of the Worlds.  The widget Mars is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require.

The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

The widget is a Yahoo widget and it needs the yahoo widget engine. You can get that http://lightquick.co.uk/jdownloads/yahoo-widget-sdk-and-runtime-engine.html?Itemid=264

Here is just one more over 20 widgets and 170 steampunk icons that I have created thatplanets-three01.png 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 Windows and Macs &c.

This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Instructions can be found here:

 

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  Download Size : 1.15 MB Date: 2013-12-23

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A set of Christmas themed Yahoo Bauble Widget for your Windows/Mac desktop. A set of fully working yahoo widgets that can be moved around your desktop looking very Christmassie indeed. They need to be removed from your desktop by January 5th.

Note: The widgets run 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.

 

The instructions are here

Instructions for use are here.  

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

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

 

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  Download Size : Date: 2012-03-02

Stirling engine image courtesy of Jos DeVink from the NetherlandsThis is the Yahoo Widget SDK and Runtime Engine that you will need to run my widgets. This is the Windows version that runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

 What does it do?

"The Yahoo Widget engine uses a JavaScript runtime environment combined with an XML interpreter to run small applications referred to as widgets, and hence is part of a class of software applications called widget engines.

Each widget runs in its own system process, separate from other widgets and the main Yahoo Widget system process itself, thus improving the stability of the software application as a whole. Should a problem occur with a Yahoo widget requiring it to be shut down, that particular widget can be shut down without affecting other widgets or the main Yahoo Widget engine application."

Which, in English means it puts the yahoo widget dock on your desktop ready for any widget to run.  So, to run any one of my widgets, install the Yahoo widget engine first, then just download my widget and the Yahoo widget engine will run it.

Click the big download button at the top right of the page to get then windows version.

The Mac version is here:

http://desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2x10a50/yahoo_widgets_4.5.2.dmg Note: The use of a widget engine allows the same widgets to run on both Macs and Windows.

 

(Stirling engine image courtesy of Jos DeVink from the Netherlands)

 

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  Download Size : 2.11 MB Date: 2013-08-05

This is the reference manual for Yahoo Widgets (previously known by the name of Konfabulator). This manual details everything you need to know about creating Yahoo widgets. It is quite technical so don't expect a beginner's guide.

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  Download Size : 1.53 MB Date: 2013-02-28

This is the Steampunk Orrery widget - it provides a clock and calendar function via a truly steampunk interface. This is the Rainmeter version so, you will,  of course, need the Rainmeter engine for this skin to run. This skin works with Windows Rainmeter version 2.5 beta and later.

This widget is a collaboration between myself and Mordasius (Qeon).  It is now a simple rainmeter skin, ready to run - give it a go.

calendar.pngThe original Yahoo widget orrery for Windows/Macs has lots of functionality all of it written in javascript - The second version was adapted to run on xwidgets on windows. Next was the rainmeter version - our first rainmeter widget also for Windows. The third is the Linux KDE plasmoid here for Linux/KDE. Each version is slightly different adding/modifying functionality. Running the widget in a javascript engine frees it from only running within the browser, you will now be able to run on your Windows/Linux/Mac desktop as long as you have an engine installed. Get Rainmeter here.  

Please feel free to download this skin, trial it and see what you think of it. Please give me any suggestions you would like to make regarding functionality. If you like it, then feel free to leave a comment below. 

 

 

 

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  Download Size : 1.12 MB Date: 2013-02-28

This is the Steampunk Orrery Xwidget - it provides a clock and calendar function via a truly steampunk interface. This is the XWidget version, so you will, of course, need the Xwidget engine for this skin to run.

This widget is a collaboration between myself and Harry whitfield.  It is now a simple XWidget, ready to run - give it a go.

calendar.pngThe original Yahoo widget orrery for Windows/Macs has lots of functionality all of it written in javascript - The second version was adapted to run on xwidgets on windows. Next was the rainmeter vseersion - our first rainmeter widget also for Windows. The third is the Linux KDE plasmoid here for Linux/KDE. Each version is slightly different adding/modifying functionality. Running the widget in a javascript engine frees it from only running within the browser, you will now be able to run on your Windows/Linux/Mac desktop as long as you have an engine installed. Get the Xwidget engine here.  

Please feel free to download this skin, trial it and see what you think of it. Please give me any suggestions you would like to make regarding functionality. If you like it, then feel free to leave a comment below.

 

 

Steampunk Colour Picker Widget Version: ver 1.0.1

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  Download Size : 109.81 KB Date: 2011-06-05

phopteron-small.pngThis widget is a simple interface to the standard colour picker as provided by Windows or the Mac OS. A single click on the colour ball causes the colour picker to appear. When you have chosen the colour to use, the widget displays the hexadecimal value of the colour so that you can copy/paste that value into your website development IDE or other tool.

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

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

This widget has really just been given a steampunk facelift as it is based upon the colour picker widget from Merlin ('arry Whitfield). Harry has created loads of gorgeously efficient Yahoo widgets that range from enigma decoding machines to resistor calculators. Harry's widgets are always fascinating, well-coded and do the job, however none of them are quite steampunk enough for me! So, I have taken on the challenge of steampunkifying one of Harry's widgets, the colour picker widget. I do hope you like it.

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  Download Size : 2.14 MB Date: 2012-04-23

Retro-computing can be fun and it is in the spirit of retro-computing that I bring news to you all of a superb bit of programming from Kroah (Pascal).  Kroah has reverse-engineered the 1980s classic strategy game Colonial Conquest.

coloniel_conquest.png Why would you want to run a game from the late 80s? Well some of the old games are actually quite good. Colonial Conquest is a good example, this game was a staple of all strategy gamers. It is a turn-based world domination game set in the time of the great colonial expansions of the 1880s. The main players are all the great world powers of the time. The game is turn-based and up to 6 players can play in a LAN or over the internet. The AI is tough to beat and a game can often be interesting and challenging. Kroah has implemented Colonial Conquest with internet support and enhancements over the original game such as bugfixes to the original logic, the implementation of simultaneous turns, preliminary support for custom ArtificiaI Intelligence and the addition of game and player statistics.

coconet2 Gameplay is as good now as it was in the 80s, when your graphics are limited then you need to come up with good gameplay. This is what makes some retro games playable to this day. When I want to relieve myself of some stress I find that running colonial conquest is a really efficient  relaxation method. The game is an advance on the old game-staple 'Risk' and in the complexity stakes sits somewhere between Risk and Diplomacy. If you play a quiet game subverting neutral countries and avoiding conflicts with your neighbours, you can prevent war breaking out and play a quiet game of building up your defences until you are stabbed in the back by a jealous super-power. You can set out from the start building up a beligerent and bellicose war policy and attack your neighbours as you see fit, though this may mean you leave the game early. The game is fun and if you have never played it before, like turn-based strategy games then you will enjoy colonial conquest. If you haven't tried retro games then this is a good place to start. If like me, you remember staying up late to play CC on your Atari 512ST with your teenage mates then try Kroah's downloads page and grab yourself some nostalgia. 

 

 

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  Download Size : 24.47 KB Date: 2013-03-10

photoshop.pngIf you want to create widgets from Photoshop then this is the script you will need to create widgets for the yahoo widget engine. Just place it in: \Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Presets\Scripts and Photoshop will find it. As long as your photoshop art is in groups, layers or layer sets then the widget script will create a fully functioning yahoo widget from the open PSD file.

Below are the instructions on how to create a yahoo widget from a Photoshop PSD file:

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  Download Size : 1.42 MB Date: 2013-03-10

folder-closed-widgets-300.pngEssential widget development tool. The Yahoo widget converter does what it says on the tin. It unzips a widget so you can get at all the internal gubbins, scripts, XML and PNG files. It also turns that same load of files into a widget after you have modified them. A very useful tool if you want to extract resources from a Yahoo widget so that you can convert it yourself into any other widget engine.

You simply drag a .widget file to this widget and it will convert the file into a normal windows folder which you can open and see all the programming gubbins.

 

Steampunk Volume Widget Version: 1.0.4

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  Download Size : 223.02 KB Date: 2013-07-26

Yahoo Widget Version 1.0.4 Steampunk Volume Widget

ONLY USE THIS WIDGET ON XP and Mac OS X up to 10.10 Yosemite - for other Windows o/s (Win7/8 & 10) use the Xwidget version that you can find here:  Xwidget Steampunk Volume widget.

This older yahoo widget has a problem with the newer Windows oses as they restrict access to the sound functions it can modify. Do NOT expect it to work. However, the Xwidget version works very well with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 and is functionally identical.

This is the the Steampunk Volume Widget that you could certainly use on your desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy as well as being useful on your desktop. This is one of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the others are a typical set of Victorian desktop acoutrements. You can control the volume level of your PC/Mac desktop by moving the slider or clicking on the mute button. Double-clicking on the widget will cause a personalised Windows/Mac application to fire up. The first time you run it there will be no assigned function and so it will state as such - then it will pop up the preferences so that you can enter the command of your choice. The widget takes command line-style commands for windows or Mac OS/X.

This is the widget - click on the download button to get it. The Steampunk Volume Widget is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require. The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

The widget is a Yahoo widget and it needs the yahoo widget engine. You can get that http://lightquick.co.uk/jdownloads/yahoo-widget-sdk-and-runtime-engine.html?Itemid=264

Here is just one more over 250 steampunk icons thaInstructions for the steampunk volume widget t 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.

This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Full instructions can be found here:

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

and the Mac version here:

http://desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2x10a50/yahoo_widgets_4.5.2.dmg

 The current version does NOT control the system volume for Vista & Win7/8 systems due to some changes in the way these systems allow apps to control the master volume. It works as intended on XP and Macs. I have to make some changes to the code to allow it to fully function as intended on NT6 systems.  Changes have been made in a newer version (under test now) to handle NT6 systems (Vista, 7 and 8) but it is all a but clunky so I suggest you use the XWIDGET version.

NOTE: There is an identical widget that works beautifully on Vista/Win7 + 8, it is the Xwidget version here:

http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/steampunk-volume-xwidget.html?Itemid=264

On Windows NT6 systems (Vista +) use the XWidget version.

 

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  Download Size : 19.7MB Date: 2015-02-23

Stirling engine image courtesy of Jos DeVink from the NetherlandsXwidget Engine - guaranteed no malware in the installation process!

I have created my own version of the XWIDGET installation zipfile which I have personally checked every file for any malware. There is just a straight zipfile which you can open at your leisure.

 

READ THIS: I created this version as one of the original sources (Xwidget.com) bundled adware. After a vigorous discussion with the developers the version from the Xwidget site (Xwidget.com) no longer includes any adware into the installation process.

Feel free to use this version though if you still have qualms...

I suggest you test any download with an a/v tool. If you use virustotal to test this download for malware, it will test it against 56 anti-virus tools. Of these, two a/v tools will still flag this incorrectly. These are false positives identifying the engine due to the malware it used to have.

Cyren and F-Prot still have FALSE POSITIVES relating to Xwidgets (54 out of 56 tools show none). There is currently no way to successfully raise False Positives with these two engines. I have xwidget-title.pngtried.

I have installed this version of the engine on XP, Win7, 8 and 10 and despite multiple scans, no malware has been found. It is SAFE.

I will keep this zipfile updated and if you ever need a secure source for the Xwidget engine come here first.  

(Stirling engine image courtesy of Jos DeVink from the Netherlands) 

 


 

Download - Click Here Download Here

  Download Size : 3.21 MB Date: 2011-09-18

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Some of the steampunk icons I've created and used in Rocketdock or Stardock as my replacement taskbar, feel free to download. They look very steampunk and are a suitable replacement for the default icons that come with Rocketdock. If you are into Steampunk then these will spruce up your desktop.these do NOT need the yahoo widget engine - they are just icon images.

These are just a few of the icons available in the set.

You can download them here: http://rocketdock.com/addon/icons/38398 In fact I would prefer it if you did so, it saves me bandwidth!

These are just a few of the icons available in the set.

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You can download them here: http://rocketdock.com/addon/icons/38398

 

Download - Click Here Download Here

  Download Size : 4.55 MB Date: 2012-05-07


 

Some of the steampunk icons I've created for use in Macs that use the .ICNS format ions, feel free to download. They look very steampunk and are a suitable replacement for the default icons that come with Mac OS/X. If you are into Steampunk then these will spruce up your desktop. These do NOT need the yahoo widget engine - they are just icon images.

These are just a few of the icons available in the set.

You can download them here: http://rocketdock.com/addon/icons/41305 In fact I would prefer it if you did so, it saves me bandwidth!

These are just a few of the icons available in the set.

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You can download them here: http://rocketdock.com/addon/icons/41305

 

Download - Click Here Download Here

  Download Size : 836.99 KB Date: 2012-02-26

This is the Steampunk Orrery widget MkI - the old version kept here for continuity.

There is a new version out now that provides much more functionality - get it here .

What does this widget do? well, it provides a daily memorandum function via a truly steampunk interface. Select a date via the calendar ring and click the date shown and it will allow you to enter a memo or reminder. You can use the ring to select future or past memos and whilst you are doing so the orrery will allow you to reflect on the passage of time and the true nature of this force that controls our lives. Well, you might...

calendar.pngThe calendar ring rotates by mouse control, the date displays according to ring position. The inner earth and moon rotate, the moon around the earth. The earth rotates around the central glow, roughly following the track of the window circular frame. The inner wheel with lots of bolts, counter-rotates as the main calendar ring rotates. The widget is fully resizable for your desktop. Please let me know what you think of my orrery/calendar. If you like it, then feel free to leave a comment below.

The original Yahoo widget orrery for Windows/Macs has lots of functionality all of it written in javascript - The second version was adapted to run on xwidgets on windows. Next was the rainmeter version - our first rainmeter widget also for Windows. The third is the Linux KDE plasmoid here for Linux/KDE. Each version is slightly different adding/modifying functionality. Running the widget in a javascript engine frees it from only running within the browser, you will now be able to run on your Windows/Linux/Mac desktop as long as you have an engine installed.

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

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

This widget works with Windows XP SP3, it has been tested on Vista, Windows 7 /8 and Mac Os/X so it should work on these with no problems. 

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OS/X too as long as the Yahoo Widget runtime engine is loaded. Full instructions for this widget can be found here:

 

Download - Click Here Download Here

  Download Size : 630.61 KB Date: 2014-11-22

A Christmas themed Yahoo Bauble Widget for your Windows/Mac desktop. A fully working yahoo widget that can be moved around your desktop looking very Christmassie indeed. The door won't open until the first day of Advent arrives.

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The instructions are here Instructions for use are here

Note: The widgets run 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.

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

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

 

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