Testing on Win10 - there is a problem - don't worry if it does not work, fixes coming.
*NOTE* This is the Yahoo Widget version. This is a BRAND NEW WIDGET and is completely UNTESTED on other software/ hardware except for Windows 7 and Mac OS/X - please test on other versions of Windows and report back any errors.
The Panzer widget is a pretty Yahoo widget for your desktop. It is a simple wireless strength gauge. Functional and gorgeous at the same time.
To find out how the widget operates, simply right click and select Help and a full explanation of all the buttons, windows is shown. The top left window is the current signal in digital form. The bottom right window is the bandwidth used.
The middle button selects the wireless device. Hovering over any control should supply a pop-up explaining each function.
The design is mine, the code is the result of a collaboration between myself and Harry Whitfield, he provides the experience and the right way of doing things in code, I merely provide the idea and some rubbish but functional code which he rips to shreds and then does it properly. I learn in the process. Harry Whitfield was Emeritus Professor of Computing at Sheffield University so he knows his stuff!
I took the screenshot photo. It looks like 1944 but it was 2004! The image above was shot at Beltring in Kent. I've had to do some serious photoshopping to remove any traces of modernity. There were lots. Addition of some grain, desaturation and addition of some light brown to give it a hint of old picture. I don't want it to look too old as it loses some of the immediacy.
STATUS: Completed I think. Any bugs please report.
THINGS TO DO: Nothing more than a bug or two, if you find any.
It is a fully working widget. Please feel free to download it.
The Yahoo widget engine is here. g6auc.me.uk/ywidgets.html
These widgets work with Windows XP SP2-SP3, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 10 and Mac OS/X . Testing is in progress.
You may use any of my own images in your own creations but commercially only with my permission. In all other non-commercial cases I require a credit to the original artists using their/my name or pseudonym and a link to their/my sites. My creations use 95-100% uniquely created components. With regard to the commercial use of any incorporated images from other artists, permission would need to be obtained from the original owner.