Windows Desktop Gadgets

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Allows for gadgets and devices to be used on Windows

Operating system: Windows

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Windows Desktop Gadgets is a program that returns the ability to use desktop gadgets on Windows 8 and 10. As you know, it was with the release of the G8 that Microsoft turned off support for gadgets in its operating system. This was a strange solution because so many people actively used them in Windows Vista and 7. A lot of third-party developers created their own gadgets in the form of stand-alone solutions or as "add-ons" to the main programs.

So, Windows Desktop Gadgets is designed for those who are used to using gadgets, but want to switch to a newer version of the operating system. During the installation process, the program automatically recognizes the language of the installed OS and selects a suitable set of localized gadgets. By default, this set includes: clock, calendar, currency exchange rate, puzzle game, slideshow and module with information about the load on the CPU/ RAM. All of them are identical to those in Windows 7, can be controlled using the context menu, can be freely scaled and moved to any part of the desktop.

The main benefit of using Windows Desktop Gadgets is it restores and personalizes desktop gadget functionality for users on Windows 8 and 10.

In addition to standard gadgets, the program also allows you to use third-party, downloaded from the network. It automatically associates files with the .gadget extension, allowing you to install them by double-clicking on them as soon as the download is complete. Immediately after the first launch, the gadget will be added not only to the desktop, but also to your own Windows Desktop Gadgets control panel. From there, you can quickly hide and display it.

- The ability to use desktop gadgets on Windows 8 and Windows 10;

- automatic association with .gadget files;

- installation of gadgets with a double click of the mouse;

- availability of a standard set of gadgets with Windows 7 (calendar, clock, puzzle game, slide show, etc.);

- possibility of scaling and free movement of installed gadgets;

- Convenient control panel.

Provides quick access to tools and information on your desktop.
Customizable interface suits individual user needs.
Consumes minimal resources, ensuring smooth PC performance.

Limited customization options for gadget interface.
Potential security vulnerability.
Consumes significant system resources.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ethan
Windows Desktop Gadgets were a great tool until they were removed. Having the ability to have real time monitoring for my machines CPU load is great to have. Third party gadgets do exist but some can be unreliable so returning availability for the real deal is great!
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Callum
These Windows gadgets are quite useful to me, and I like the fact that you can still download more of these gadgets for it online. I like that these are all free and that they don't even cost me anything to use.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Leo U.
It provides a useful way to quickly access information and tools on the desktop.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Sam Z********r
Windows Desktop Gadgets software is a tool that allows users to add small applications, also known as gadgets, to their desktop. These gadgets provide quick access to information such as weather updates, news headlines, and system performance. They can also be customized and arranged to the user's preference. The software is easy to install and use, and can enhance the overall desktop experience. However, it is important to note that this software may not be compatible with newer versions of Windows.
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