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Panzer Disc Storage Gauge Yahoo Widget

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An interesting Panzer Disc Storage gauge widget - I created this originally for the World of Tanks and War Thunder communities.

The Panzer widget is a pretty Yahoo widget for your desktop. It is a simple Disc Storage gauge. Functional and gorgeous at the same time. I based this widget upon my original using the Xwidget engine.

*NEW* Fixes to handle A or B drive if they exist (floppies). Changed to respond quickly to controls and a fix to calculate the drive capacity measurements.

*UPDATE* This is the Yahoo version. Why is there a Yahoo and Xwidget version? Well, the Xwidget version is fine and it works well but Xwidgets can be a bit flaky especially if you are running a few of them. This Yahoo/Konfabulator version runs more smoothly than the Xwidget and interferes less with your system if you are running a few gauges.

I took the screenshot photo. It looks like 1944 but it was 2004!

STATUS:  Completed I think. Any bugs please report.

THINGS TO DO: Nothing more than a bug or two, if you find any.

Here is just one more of over 500 steampunk icons and widgets 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.

It is a fully working widget. Please feel free to download it.

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

The Yahoo widget engine is here

These widgets work with Windows XP SP2-SP3, it has been tested on XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 10.


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I'm getting horny for these and fancy a row down the side of one of my monitors.
I'm using rain for CPU usage which shows all cores. I assume that would be a bit of a bugger for this style of gauge - yes ?
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To show all cores on a mock-analog gauge requires multiple needle/pointers, difficult to do. I can create a selector similar to the drive selector that allows CPU selection 0-8, and then add the functionality to spawn another gauge or two so you can have one open for each core you wish to monitor. That is all do-able, in fact the code is written already withing the other gauges.

Rainmeter tends to be text or graphs, YWE and Xw are for graphics. You can show a lot in 8 lines of text but Rainmeter is a bit limiting if you want steam or cyber on your desktop.

With regard to CPU gauges, the trouble is I have to extract the CPU information per core. The Yahoo engine does not give the level of granularity per core to show the cpu usage from each. So, it would have to be an Xwidget.

The uspside is that I have a cpu Xwidget that operates/looks exactly as per the yahoo widget, I would just have to add a CPU selector and then add the core granularity through binding the correct core and adding the cpu tag.

Downside is that the Xwidget is a little more flaky and a little less spendthrift on resources, running just one will be fine though, it is when you run lots that Xwidget conflicts with itself. Also, your system is rather powerful in comparison to mine and so it will have neglible impact. My old core2duo can see the result when comparing an xwidget with a Ywidget, the Xwidget uses approx twice the cpu but the amount is still negligible, 1-2% of one core on my low-powered system. I'll add the request to my list. It is a valid request.
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To be honest I wonder if I really do need to see all cores/threads.
Anyway, I will have to have a dabble though as I think these gauges look the biz :)
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I have the code to determine the individual core usage and have extracted that from a previous widget. I will combine the storage gauge disc switching method to select the cpu core and elements of the existing cpu face. Give me time.
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Thats cool,  looking forward to seeing but no rush at all.
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Just doing some digging and sorting. It'll happen. The pieces will just fit together.
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Nice one. Well, this Hurricane /Hound/bastard is actually about ready to say "done" other than adding some skin details.
I might hold back as I have an idea for an HE111 alternative and that would give me a Battle Of Britain scene perhaps. 
Mind you, got to UV the bugger, texture, bump map, render  - jeez it was easier when it was just Airfix and a tube of glue :)
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Just think of Roy Cross and perhaps emulate some of his box-set artwork, "dogfighter doubles".
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