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Desktop Gadgets

8GadgetPack allows Windows 8/10 to use the Windows 7 desktop gadget system

Setup

  • Right-click Desktop > Gadgets
  • Open 8GadgetPack Tools and:
    • Disable sidebar
    • Enable Win+G shortcut
  • Open the following gadgets and follow their setup:
    • My Weather:
      • Expand Gadget
      • Settings:
        • Set My city
        • Appearance > 3rd, 2nd and 1st options
        • Other > Celsius, Kilometres, and 24h
        • Sunrise / Sunset
    • Network Meter:
      • Options:
        • Network Type > Auto Detect
        • Deselect Auto Detect > Select the correct network interfaces
        • Save IP Address > Off
      • Display:
        • Show Network Interface Name > Off
        • Show Blacklisted IP Ratio > Off
        • Show Speed Test & IP Lookup > Off
        • Show Firewall > Off
        • Show Search > Off
    • All CPU Meter:
      • Display:
        • Show Current Domain/Username > Off
      • Options:
        • Show CPU temperatures > ON (CoreTemp)
    • Drives Meter:
      • Options:
        • Enable display of all local drives
        • Disable all the Low Disk Space Alert options
    • GPU Meter:
      • The displayed options depend on which are detected on the machine
      • If needed, download PC Meter into Program Files, and run, to allow detection of GPU
    • Sticky Notes:
      • Expand Gadget
      • Style > 1 of 6
      • Font > Segoe UI
      • Font Size > 9
    • Top Five:
      • Top Five Mode > Processor
      • Refresh Interval > 3
    • Clipboarder:
      • Expand Gadget
      • Drag the lower border to resize the widget
      • 3 Right-Clicks on the change theme button at the bottom to set the white theme
      • Settings:
        • Elements to save > 100
      • Download and run Disable Clipboard Hotkeys to allow the Win+V and Win+C shortcuts to move current selection

Notes

Make sure a Microsoft .NET Framework is installed before trying to run this.

Example layout: Desktop screenshot of layout

win/desktop_gadgets.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/15 07:15 by derek