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Steampunk Hole Desktop Tidy Tool

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This widget is a hole in your screen (burnt by the Martians) that can be moved around the desktop and placed where you like. It sits underneath all other widgets and other desktop items exposing the inner workings of your broken screen.

If you drop any desktop item (shortcuts, files, documents &c) it will automatically place those into the appropriate folder, for example .doc files will be moved to the my documents folder. If it fails to recognise a specific file type then you can manually add that extension to the list and it will deal with them from that point on. It works on Windows 7, 8 and 10, Vista and Mac OS/X High Sierra, (not tested on XP but it should work).

You can customise the folders to point to any location you wish, you don't have to use the Windows/Mac default folders if you don't want to.

The centre cog wheel will rotate occasionally to let you know the widget is operational, CTRL+ mouse scrollwheel will resize the widget.

This widget is really useful! Both developers of this tool have very untidy desktops but since this widget has been installed our desktops are utterly tidy. It is genuinely useful.

This is the first release of this widget and it has only been tested on three of our systems so far, Windows 7 64bit, Windows 10 32bit and Mac OSX Sierra. We would appreciate feedback if you encounter a bug on your system.

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, of course, need Yahoo widgets for this widget to run. Get Yahoo widget engine here.

This widget works with Windows, it has been tested on Vista, Windows 7/8 and 10, even Mac Os/X so it should work on these with no problems.

On Windows the installation guide is simple, install yahoo widgets, double click on the desktop hole widget and you are done!

On OS/X it is a tiny bit more involved:

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Instructions for running Yahoo widgets on Mac OS/X, all recent versions including Sierra.

Edit the following file:

com.yahoo.widgetengine.plist which is in /Users/xxx/Library/Preferences. Look for these lines:    <key>DockOpen</key>
   <string>false</string>

Change to false if it is true.

Then you should be able to start Yahoo! Widgets and the menubar item should appear. Widgets can then be started from the menubar or by double-clicking them in the usual way.

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Do read the help for the widget - it is there in full and explains everything. The only thing you need to do is install then drop a file onto the hole.

Note: The zipfile provided here contains the yahoo/konfabulator widget ready to install.

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The only condition for downloading and using is that you leave feedback. Please leave a message and rate the widget/icons as it is the only payment I get for creating this small desktop addition :D (Big Grin)

I've bundled some icons in with the widget - enjoy them all!

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 Deviantart page.


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This widget was created with the serious coding skills of Harry Whitfield. I supplied the graphics, the original code, the concept and idea and steered the widget toward its final goal. I also tested the widget, added extra functionality and fettled the code for release. Harry built the core functionality to my spec. but just did it far better than I would ever have done!
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AguraNata's avatar
Great my friend!
sed's avatar
EXCLNT!!! :iconartfellaplz:
syne66's avatar
Hey Dean Great Widget Thanks Very Much For Sharing.
yereverluvinuncleber's avatar
Thank you for liking it.
LadyoftheApocalypse's avatar
This looks and sounds really great. I will download it now and hopefully be able to find time to trying it out during the Christmas holidays. Thank you for sharing it.:hug::heart:
yereverluvinuncleber's avatar
Tried to get something out before Christmas. Glad you like it. Merry Christmas to you from the 25th!
Small-Brown-Dog's avatar
This will look fabulous with your other widgets.
Is it possible to edit the save paths ?
I ask as I never save anything on my C drive that I want to keep
yereverluvinuncleber's avatar
All save paths can be modified, though they start with the typical defaults. Right click and select preferences. You can change the location of the default folders and there are three user defined folders too. Try it and see if there are any bugs or issues you think are simply strange or need fixing.
Small-Brown-Dog's avatar
This is cool.
I will be retiring my current rig next year in favour of as many cores as possible but just as a work station.
I miss having a custom rig with custom desktop so will use the old one to browse/download/muck about and stuff. The Steampunk theme is perfect and might inspire me to get creative modding wise.
yereverluvinuncleber's avatar
Only 15 feckin' downloads. I need to find somewhere better to distribute these things. When the old Yahoo widget gallery was open each of my widgets had 1,000 downloads per day. I had 15 of them and managed 1.5 million downloads in a short time. Then they pulled the bleedin' gallery! Am I bitter?
Small-Brown-Dog's avatar
Just a bit :)
Don't blame you though.
I have noticed that page views steadily reduced over the course of last year so maybe people are buggering off :)
Can't blame them really as you have to wade through endless my little pony and porn ... sometime both of those mixed up together.
yereverluvinuncleber's avatar
The clogging up effect of little pony and the tots with tits. It could be a factor. I've noticed DA is in decline google trends proves it, I've left more groups than I'm currently in. They die in droves. I keep these two going just to prove it can be done and due to a certain sense of duty.
yereverluvinuncleber's avatar
Fantastic news, I look forward to seeing it. An extreme desktop with an extreme system is the perfect combination. I always wanted to build an inside out system with heavy duty gauges that actually functioned, ~I have a few. I like stuff to really work so my customisation stuff does that.
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