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Steampunk desktop themes: your screenshots

Started by Stefan Freestate, August 17, 2007, 02:41:47 PM

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Whats your desktop like?

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Caledonian

Quote from: yereverluvinunclebert on November 24, 2015, 02:53:24 PM
I have the same background on one of my lappies but the icons need a lot more themeing before that desktop can be considered Steampunk!

I know, but I don't know how.
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yereverluvinunclebert

#1051
Ah!

You can change the image displayed by some of the icons by right clicking on the desktop and selecting "manage desktop icons". You can then select the images of certain default icons and replace them with your own.

On ordinary desktop icons for standard programs you can right click and select properties, there should be a change icon option. All you need to do is to find some good and suitable steampunk icons, download them, put them in accessible folder and select them from there.

Type "steampunk your desktop" into Google that'll help.

I use Rocketdock instead of the windows taskbar (which has always been a bit rubbish) then I hide the taskbar at the top of the screen so it is there if I really need it. Then I can skin Rocketdock how I like using any PNG icon that suits my fancy.

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yereverluvinunclebert

#1052
More dieselpunk than anything - How about this? I just created the clock and it will be released as a widget soon.



Right click and view image to see full size.
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Dr. Nikola

Beautiful u-boat chronometer!  Please keep us posted, thanks.

yereverluvinunclebert

#1054
Glad you like it. This is the clock:



This is the about us box:

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yereverluvinunclebert

#1055
Mydesktop is maturing with some dieselpunk elements that may go onto form a whole new theme.



Right click and select view image to see a larger version.

The widgets now has stopwatch functionality as well as being a dual time clock. Dynamic resizing using the mouse scrollwheel. Hope you like it.







This the Xwidget version that requires the Xwidget engine.

You can get it here: http://rocketdock.com/addon/icons/47315



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yereverluvinunclebert



Just a trial version of my old steampunk volume widget - dieselpunk in form. This is just an image - no more - the widget has been built but it is not here yet. It will be an Xwidget when completed.

All brass removed, sound horn replaced with electric speakers, mounted on a cream bakelite plastic base. Added a handle for the slider and removed any Victorian embellishments. A simplification as it were, an upgrade to more up-to-date technologies and a reduction in the quality of the components.

The brass version worked well against a dark or light background but the dieselpunk version was less suitable for dark desktops so I have given it a light-coloured base to make it stand out bette
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yereverluvinunclebert

This the Yahoo/Konfabulator widget version that requires the Yahoo widget engine.

You can get it here:

http://yereverluvinuncleber.deviantart.com/art/U-Boat-Dual-Time-Clock-Yahoo-Widget-576580516

It is almost exactly the same in functionality as the Xwidget version.

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yereverluvinunclebert

Just updated the Xwidget version of the Steampunk/cyberpunk Nixie tube Xwidget.

Completely new graphics.



You can get it here:

http://yereverluvinuncleber.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-Thermionic-Nixie-Tube-XWidget-488417404

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yereverluvinunclebert

#1059
A portion of my desktop, the top right corner, lots of clocks and other ephemera.



Windows 10, Yahoo and Xwidgets.

U-Boat Clock - http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/u-boat-dual-time-clock-xwidget.html?Itemid=264

Nixie tube Xwidget - http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/steampunk-thermionic-nixie-tube-xwidget.html?Itemid=264

Nixie tube Yahoo Widget - http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/steampunk-thermionic-nixie-tube-widget.html?Itemid=264

Jupiter - http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/jupiter-planetary-desktop-widget.html?Itemid=264

CPU/GPU Speedfan widget - http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/steampunk-cpu-gpu-temperature-monitor-yahoo-widget.html?Itemid=264

The brass clock top left is an unfinished design.

Underneath them all is a swimming goldfish widget - not one of mine but I love to have it swimming on my desktop in the background.
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yereverluvinunclebert

Steampunk Widgets and Icons of Some Worldwide Repute

yereverluvinunclebert

Steampunk Widgets and Icons of Some Worldwide Repute

yereverluvinunclebert

#1062
Quote from: Caledonian on November 24, 2015, 02:58:09 PM
Quote from: yereverluvinunclebert on November 24, 2015, 02:53:24 PM
I have the same background on one of my lappies but the icons need a lot more themeing before that desktop can be considered Steampunk!

I know, but I don't know how.



Caledonian, this is that desktop image truly punked. Right click and view image to see it in full size.

You can download the image in multiple sizes here: http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/steampunk-wallpaper-train-charon.html?Itemid=556
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yereverluvinunclebert

Steampunk Widgets and Icons of Some Worldwide Repute

yereverluvinunclebert

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yereverluvinunclebert

Steampunk Widgets and Icons of Some Worldwide Repute

yereverluvinunclebert

#1066
The orrery at the middle, recently created animated gif showing it in action.
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nofx1994

My first piece I have completed for my full os I have been working on for quite sometime now.

http://nofx1994.deviantart.com/art/i3Steam-596377795


yereverluvinunclebert

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nofx1994

Thank you yereverluvinuncleber for the use of your nixie tube clock.

yereverluvinunclebert

No problem, I see it is in safe hands!

This is the underwidget that sits on my wallpapers occupying and animating the centre section:

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yereverluvinunclebert

#1071
An animation showing the old steampunk clock/calendar still going strong:



There is a new version with a couple of changes/improvements.

http://lightquick.co.uk/jdownloads/steampunk-clock-calendar-yahoo-widget.html?Itemid=264
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yereverluvinunclebert

Another superb design for a steampunk wallpaper featuring the a battleship after a storm, all sizes.



Below is my current desktop! Windows 10, Yahoo & Xwidgets and Rocketdock working together. Heavily customised Windows 10 desktop. Easy to do. Everything works.



The zipfile contains a variety of different size screens for desktop systems.

1024x768
1280x960
1366x768
1280x760
1440x900
1920x1080

A credit to the artist :  Mike Doscher

See the thing in much more detail here http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/steampunk-wallpaper-after-the-storm.html?Itemid=556.
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yereverluvinunclebert

#1073
A superb design from Pete Amachree, a dieselpunk downtown Manhattan, all sizes.





My current desktop! Windows 10, Yahoo & Xwidgets and Rocketdock working together. Heavily customised Windows 10 desktop. Easy to do. Everything works.

The zipfile contains a variety of different size screens for desktop systems.

1024x768
1280x960
1366x768
1280x760
1440x900
1920x1080

My current desktop! Windows 10, Yahoo & Xwidgets and Rocketdock working together. Heavily customised Windows 10 desktop. Easy to do. Everything works, including the semaphore signal, lots of clocks, utilities and other ephemera.

A credit to the artist of the wallpaper itself Pete Amachree.

Get it here: http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/steampunk-wallpaper-downtown.html?Itemid=556
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yereverluvinunclebert

#1074
This is what I am doing now, my Panzer clock and stopwatch widget. Dieselpunk in nature, more than steampunk but it it still has steampunk overtones.



It sits on your desktop underneath your windows, discreetly telling the time. It can be resized and placed where you want. It is also brand new and so there will be a few bugs... :ohmy: I'll fix them as you raise them and I find them.

This Panzer Widget (Yahoo widget version) can be downloaded here (the Xwidget version coming soon):

http://yereverluvinuncleber.deviantart.com/art/Panzer-Clock-and-Stopwatch-Yahoo-Widget-593080482

They are all free and open source, they need an engine to run. The yahoo widget engine and SDK is here: http://desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2x10a50/ywidgets_sdk_setup.exe



This shows the widget sized large, on a tank-themed desktop.



This shows the widget help page.



This shows the widget about us image,



Full instructions for the Panzer widget are here:

http://lightquick.co.uk/instructions-for-the-panzer-clock-widget.html

I've created an Xwidget version here for those that prefer the Xwidget engine. It is identical in operation, it has just been coded to work with a different engine.

http://yereverluvinuncleber.deviantart.com/art/Panzer-Clock-and-Stopwatch-XWidget-593451692



I've also created a set of icons to accompany this widget.



Provided in the following formats:
This Windows ICO file, MAC, ICNS and finder, PNG icon file are all eminently usable on windows/ Mac OS/X / Linux &c.

There is a PNG enclosed that is larger and has more detail so that you can resize if you wish or use "as-is".
The .ICO file is delivered in 256, 128, 64, 48, 32 and 16 byte formats.
The .ICNS file is available for Mac OS/X
The .HQX file is available for Mac OS/X finder.
The .BMP file is available for Blackbox Desktop and any o/ses that use bitmap icons.

You can get the lot here:

http://rocketdock.com/addon/icons/47350
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