Windows 10: Gadgets

  1.    08 Feb 2018 #1

    Gadgets


    Are Gadgets still available in Windows 10?
    I found out that the 2 folders where Gadgets were stored in 7, are still in 10:

    C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets = for ALL users
    C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets = for specified users

    For example: I have a Death Star clock gadget I used in 7. It does not need installation, I just put the whole folder (scripts, images, & documents) into 1 of the folders above & it would work.
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  2.    09 Feb 2018 #2

    No, W10 doesn't natively support gadgets. MS's explanation "Not secure enough". https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...n-discontinued
    There are some 3rd party possibilities though: How To Install Desktop Gadgets In Windows 10 - Win7Gadgets Blog 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 etc.
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  3.    09 Feb 2018 #3

    I use Rainmeter with gadgets from silverazide that work well.
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