Desktop gadgets for Windows 10
One of the most popular features in Windows 7 was always desktop gadgets, originally introduced in Windows Vista. In addition a number of built-in gadgets in Vista and 7, both operating systems support the installation of third-party gadgets from the Internet that offer quick access to various information with the minimum consumption of system resources.
You may have noticed that Microsoft dropped gadgets after the release of Windows 8. No in Windows 10, at least at this stage. The company removed this feature because of security reasons. Microsoft even offers a tool to disable sidebar and gadgets in Windows 7 operating system.
Newer versions of Windows as desktop gadgets to some extent, are live tiles. For example, the tile for the app «Weather» shows as much or more information than the weather gadget. The same can be said of most other tiles. However, despite the fact that they are more informative, they cannot be mounted on the desktop, unlike gadgets, so to know the current temperature of outside air, for example, the user is forced to access the start screen or the start menu (Window 10).
Personally, I did not feel the absence of these gadgets, as I never used them. However, there are many people who love this feature. If you are one of them, and you use Windows 10, keep reading this article because here we will tell you how to install the gadgets in the new version of the operating system from Microsoft.
Over the past few years third-party developers have released many solutions, allowing you to install gadgets in Windows 8 and 8.1. Most of them work in the «top ten», but not all of them are good enough to waste your time on them.
Here are the two best apps that will help you to install the native desktop gadgets from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Desktop Gadgets Installer
We mentioned this program in one of our previous articles when I talked about how to add gadgets in Windows 8. This program is perfect to install gadgets in Windows 10.
Desktop Gadgets Installer adds all their gadgets available in Windows 7. All you need to do is just to install the program.
In addition to the gadgets, Desktop Gadgets Installer also adds the option «Gadgets» from the context menu of the desktop, which provides fast access to all installed gadgets, as well as in Windows 7.
To download the program (it is fully compatible with Windows 10 x86 and x64.), visit the official website which, among other things, contains more than 500 additional gadgets.
Installer Desktop Gadgets Installer does not include any «surprises», i.e., you can be sure that in addition to the gadgets in your system it will not install browser toolbars or other garbage.
Like the program above, 8GadgetPack is a free application to install gadgets. Initially the program was designed for Windows 8/8.1, but it is fully compatible with Windows 10.
Installing 8GadgetPack, you will get a sidebar for your favorite gadgets. The only part of the program are 45 gadgets, including clock, calendar, widget, currency indicator CPU etc 8GadgetPack adds the option «Gadgets» from the context menu of the desktop.
After you install one of the above apps, you can install and download hundreds of desktop gadgets from the web, but you have to be careful. We recommend you to download gadgets only from trusted s, for many of the gadgets available on the Internet, nothing like malware.