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My Steampunk Desktop - 1440 x 900 pixels by yereverluvinuncleber My Steampunk Desktop - 1440 x 900 pixels by yereverluvinuncleber
This is my steampunk desktop (current). It shows just some of the steampunk widgets (that I was responsible for designing and programming) in operation. The operating system shown above is Windows XP Professional 32bit though you wouldn't think it to look at it. Although this screenshot is Windows, almost all of these widgets would also operate under Mac OS/X as well. The widgets are tested under Windows XP Pro, Vista Home, Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) and Mac OS/X 10. They will also work under windows 8.

I create my own desktops with Yahoo, Rainmeter & Xwidget widgets, a steampunk wallpaper and Rocketdock as the launcher with a selection of my own icons. I don't think you can get much more steampunk than that - In fact, I challenge you to provide a more steampunk interface than mine - it must work mind, a background image is a fine thing to look at but a steampunk desktop needs to be a working thing.

All the widgets shown here are desktop widgets using the old and dependable Yahoo Widget engine known previously by the steampunkish name of Konfabulator. You simply download the widget engine FIRST and install it. Then your widget downloads will simply download and install automatically.

The links below are the link to the widgets on DA followed by direct links to the widget so you can just download... The widgets shown in the screenshot are as follows:
(Do a right click on these and open each in a new tab)

1. The Steampunk Clock Calendar yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar… (new version 2.6 now available)
2. The New Steampunk Resource Monitor yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
3. The Steampunk CPU/GPU Thermometer yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
4. The Steampunk wall clock yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
5. The Steampunk Orrery, Clock and Calendar yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
(This one is also an Xwidget - yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
(This one is also a Rainmeter skin - yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
6. The Steampunk Weather Gauge yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
7. The Steampunk Multi-site Monitor (link coming)

Direct links to the widgets - just click and download

1. The Steampunk Clock Calendar www.deviantart.com/download/27…
2. The New Steampunk Resource Monitor www.deviantart.com/download/35…
3. The Steampunk CPU/GPU Thermometer www.deviantart.com/download/27…
4. The Steampunk wall clock www.deviantart.com/download/32…
5. The Steampunk Orrery, Clock and Calendar www.deviantart.com/download/28…
(This one is also an Xwidget - www.deviantart.com/download/35…
(This one is also a Rainmeter skin - www.deviantart.com/download/35…
6. The Steampunk Weather Gauge www.deviantart.com/download/28…
7. The Steampunk Multi-site Monitor (link coming)

8. The wallpaper is here: yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar…
9. The Steampunk Icons are here: rocketdock.com/user/107284/add…

All the above are internal deviantart links, just click on them and they'll download the widget directly.
The following two are external links, first to the Rocketdock site and then a direct link for the Yahoo widget engine. It is the original link direct from a Yahoo server.

10. Rocketdock is here: rocketdock.com/download
11. The full Yahoo widget engine is here: desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2…

All of these widgets and icons are downloadable from Deviantart and if you choose to do so will make your desktop a steampunk visual feast. Not only a visual feast either as most are full of sounds, levers, bells and crank handles, all these little features actually work. I'm working on the resource monitor now as well as polishing off the other widgets. When done I am preparing to convert them to Xwidgets and perhaps to Rainmeter skins. We shall see how I get on with this plan. I have already partially converted the Orerry widget to these alternate engines with some help from good friends, Harry Whitfield and Mordasius.

Some people have said they need instructions for the widgets, they are here:

1. instructions-for-the-steampunk-resource-monitor lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…
2. instructions-for-the-steampunk-cpu-gpu-thermometers lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…
3. instructions-for-the-steampunk-clock-calendar lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…
4. instructions-for-the-steampunk-weather-gauge lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…

That's all I have for the moment.

Resource usage - My system is a 2007 Acer 7720G with a 2.2ghz core2duo. It has 3gb of available memory and 1.0tb of fast hybrid hard disc. It is man enough to run all these widgets with little noticeable effect on the system. When this screenshot was taken I was also running Photoshop, Firefox, Thunderbird, skype, WinSCP and Lotus Organiser. Despite what anyone might say the widgets have very little impact on resources and as they all have a real function I am willing to accept a slight degradation in performance for what they offer.

Steampunk is my 'thing' and I love creating these widgets. If you fancy providing me with any ideas for widgets then please do make suggestions, or better still commission me! I'll add links to these widgets to allow you to go direct rather than hunt around.

Please feel free to respond to my challenge if you have a more steampunk desktop that will trounce mine then tell me about it and submit a picture of it so we may all judge...


You may use any of my images in your own creations but commercially only with my permission. In all cases I require a credit to the original artist using my name or pseudonym and a link to my own site.
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:iconbarbaraebj:
BarbaraEBj Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
When do you think you might have a rainmeter skin for the steampunk calendar/clock which has functioning moon and earth/planets?  They don't work right now.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
They don't... well, rainmeter does not animate easily and that is why lot of functionality is missing. The other engines are designed around javascript specifically and have more in the way of animation. One of the reasons why I haven't ported more to rainmeter. The other is that all functions need to be rewritten for rainmeter being a different base language type.

Look in truth, it does not matter if you want to run another engine alongside rainmeter. I have run YWE and Xwidgets together on the same machine. You may know that all programs need a runtime in order to operate. The runtime is often bundled with the program so you aren't aware of it. It just makes each program larger. In the case of windows you need .NET to run most modern programs (150mb)

The yahoo widget engine is one such runtime but it is small. You can load it, run it and hide the dock so it does not interfere with rainmeter and still have the full function orrery on your desktop. Planets moving the lot.
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:iconnandofigueira2005:
nandofigueira2005 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
thanks  Nod 
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
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:iconrgeb529:
rgeb529 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it, just love it. Thank you so much.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, you can recreate it with all my free widgets, icons and backgrounds.
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:icontempestaartica:
TempestaArtica Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WONDERFUL!!!!!!+fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav Heart 
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:iconmavenrral:
Mavenrral Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I plan on helping my father out just a bit with is computer, Its having some issues but when I think its ready for it I'm going to be using most of these thing to punk his computer out. He's into the steampunk almost as much as I am. So I'm sure he's going to love it.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
New version of the orrery on the way, enhanced functionality, new graphics. Keep an eye out for it, I will link it here.

Glad you like my steampunk stuff.
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:iconrgodenjr:
RGOdenJr Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info but most of this stuff will not work with vista 32bit.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry old boy but you are quite wrong, I have Vista 32bit here and it all works fine, no problems whatsoever, perhaps you are doing something wrong? In any case you need to be more specific as to what the problem is and then perhaps I can help you.  Sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner.
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:iconhellsing2o2:
Hellsing2o2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Jolly good desktop you have there! =P
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Make it yours! - everything is available for downloading
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:iconhellsing2o2:
Hellsing2o2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Cool, I'll give it a try.
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:iconton-k300:
Ton-K300 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Wow! Glorious!! ;)
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks old chap.
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:iconton-k300:
Ton-K300 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Very welcome ;)
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks very original. I usually prefer technologic skins but this is very cool.
Do you have a download which contains all your beautiful skins, i'm to tired to download every single widget ahah ...there are a lot of them, i can get lost ahah X)
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
No there isn't a download of downloads as each is being improved continuously, just simply follow the links to each of the widgets, don't just download, have a look and decide whether you want the widget or not, then download it. Read the instructions for each.
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...maybe i've speak too fast... because i thought this was made only with Rainmeter (what stupid that i'm). Anyway i'll try those widgets. X)
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Nope. Read the description of my desktop and it will explain what they are. I have created the orrery widget for YWE! first, then for Xwidgets with Harry and then for Rainmeter with Mordasius. You found the rainmeter widget first. The other widgets are all YWE! widgets.
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes i've found the rainmeter widget first X) so i thought they were all for it. Yep i've seen that Mordasius have some cool steampunk widget for rainmeter. I should read the description before download ahah X)
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:icondennahhogfather:
DennahHogfather Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The Wallpaper Download doesn't seem to work :/
-/download/291340425/steampunk_desktop_wallpaper_by_yereverluvinuncleber-d4tgfpl.jpg"
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, isn't that strange, DA have changed something so that direct link doesn't work. Have corrected it now, do try again.
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:icondennahhogfather:
DennahHogfather Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, thank you ! O.o Really thanky ouf or listening to me, I doubted you were going to

You are the Law Btw ! :x With all and Dredd's Helmet
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I always answer a comment as it would be impolite not to.
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:iconphillipzu:
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great use of the Yahoo Gadgets! ;)
-Got the same ones, though! :P
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The difference is though that I wrote and designed them...

More to come!
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:iconphillipzu:
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WAIT A SECOND! You designed them?!
I love their designs! :D

And, I'll enjoy more ones! ;)
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, that's why it is my :) desktop, I created and designed them in a visual sense using drawing packages and then programmed them using XML and javascript so that the widgets operate in a real fashion.

Glad you like them.
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:iconphillipzu:
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, cool! Very much of the word cool! :XD:

You're very much welcome! :)
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:icondrewblud:
drewblud Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Looks awesome!
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
pleased!
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:iconspace0ctopus:
Space0ctopus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spiffy!
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Spof!
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:iconamirgse:
Amirgse Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thx ;-) great job.. I will work on getting it running on my Win8... ;-) hope it works.
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
How did you get on?
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The only o/s I haven't tested it on is Win 8 but as it is based on Vista it should work fine. Give each widget a go in turn and see how you get on, do read the instructions though. Feel free to report back.
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:iconendofperfection:
EndofPerfection Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
In all that, I don't see a nice brass carbide lamp :D
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Difficult to make the flame that distinguishes the carbide lamp from any other.
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:iconwizzardbird:
wizzardbird Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Really neat! I never knew there were steampunk related desktop items and widgets....you've inspired me..
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
as long as you know how to use photoshop it will turn any image into a widget
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Try this link, it will tell you how to make widgets for the YWE!

[link]
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:icongladiator07f:
Gladiator07f Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If it were not for the lightbulbs i would have given the title to you. Exquisite work though. I love it!
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
light bulbs were a product of the Victorian era as were early thermionic tubes (valves) so they do fit into the steampunk era - imaginary in any case so largely anything goes... but with that in mind I have already added a switch that allows the light bulb to be removed altogether. I'll let you into a secret - the widget can be easily disassembled and the bulb PNG can be replaced by any item you choose...
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:iconnbvega:
NBVega Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
STUPENDOUS!
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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:iconarekasadaro:
Arekasadaro Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I so need something like this for Ubuntu :P
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You do. Unfortunately until you can make the yahoo widget engine work under wine you won't be able to. There actually is the Yahoo TV widget engine and it might work with my widgets but there is no assurance as I haven't yet tried.
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:iconarekasadaro:
Arekasadaro Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Thx for the reply. Though I would rather stay away from wine.
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