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  1.    09 Mar 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Biggest Thing I'll MIss Going to Win10


    I have been watching the screen shots and folks posts about Win10 and I think every thing I have seen is great. I'm looking forward to installing it when I feel more confident about doing it over my Win7 Ultimate.

    There is one thing I will miss though, my Gadgets.

    I use 2 screens and I have a nice little column of Gadgets running down the right side of my secondary screen. They are a clock with alarm and day countdown, processor monitor showing core usage and temps, a graphics board monitor showing utilization, temps and fan speeds, a network monitor with IP address, speed, upload and down stats.

    I loved having this little column of monitors that I could glance at and see the health of everything quickly. It has come in handy a few times.

    I'm going to miss having that quick reference.
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  2.    09 Mar 2015 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
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    Rainmeter?
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  3.    09 Mar 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Arelem View Post
    I have been watching the screen shots and folks posts about Win10 and I think every thing I have seen is great. I'm looking forward to installing it when I feel more confident about doing it over my Win7 Ultimate.

    There is one thing I will miss though, my Gadgets.

    I use 2 screens and I have a nice little column of Gadgets running down the right side of my secondary screen. They are a clock with alarm and day countdown, processor monitor showing core usage and temps, a graphics board monitor showing utilization, temps and fan speeds, a network monitor with IP address, speed, upload and down stats.

    I loved having this little column of monitors that I could glance at and see the health of everything quickly. It has come in handy a few times.

    I'm going to miss having that quick reference.
    Arelem

    This was posted by another member over at the windows 7 forum.

    Don't know if this will work for windows 10. Not real sure how safe that site is.

    8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1
    Last edited by groze; 10 Mar 2015 at 08:59.
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  4.    10 Mar 2015 #4
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    Penns Forrest
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Sidebar gadgets?

    See: Gadgets have been discontinued
    Gadgets are no longer available on our website because the Windows Sidebar platform in Windows 7 and Windows Vista has serious vulnerabilities. Microsoft has retired the feature in newer releases of Windows. Gadgets could be exploited to harm your computer, access your computer's files, show you objectionable content, or change their behavior at any time. An attacker could even use a gadget to take complete control of your PC. If you're concerned about the safety of gadgets you’ve downloaded, find out more about gadgets and steps you can take to protect your PC

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  5.    10 Mar 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Rainmeter?
    Agreed.
    Here are a couple of layouts I've made for myself.
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  6.    10 Mar 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Rainmeter?
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Agreed.
    Here are a couple of layouts I've made for myself.
    lehnerus2000, is that running on Win10?

    Looks like something Arelem can investigate
    Rainmeter, desktop customization tool
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  7.    10 Mar 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    @Arelem

    This was posted by another member over at the windows 7 forum.

    Don't know if this will work for windows 10. Not real sure how safe that site is.

    8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1
    Yes, they work in Win 10, and tes, the site is safe.

    I've been using it ever since MS (wrongly, imo) removed gadgets.

    Here's a screenie showing them running on build 9926.


    Wenda.
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  8.    10 Mar 2015 #8
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    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    I also use the 8GadgetPack in Win10. Works fine. Just be sure to install v12 -- as the older versions don't work well in W10.
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  9.    10 Mar 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    lehnerus2000, is that running on Win10?

    Looks like something Arelem can investigate
    Rainmeter, desktop customization tool
    Those screenshots are from W7.
    I have not tried running it on W10TP since each version has only lasted for a few weeks (apart from b9926).
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  10.    10 Mar 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Yes, they work in Win 10, and tes, the site is safe.

    I've been using it ever since MS (wrongly, imo) removed gadgets.

    Here's a screenie showing them running on build 9926.


    Wenda.
    Those look exactly like the gadgets I'm currently running on Win7. I will definitely have to check this one out.

    Thank you Wenda.

    BTW, love the old steam engine with coaches.
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