Desktop Gadgets?


  1. Posts : 52
    Windows 10 Edu
       #1

    Desktop Gadgets?


    So I was poking through gpedit.msc looking for things to disable when I found:

    Desktop Gadgets?-3bmicvt.png

    I thought desktop gadgets were removed in Windows 8? To test it I enabled them, got my favorite .gadget.

    Nada.

    Is this for compatibility purposes or just another example of Windows bloat?

    P.S.

    I know there are third party programs to get them working in Windows 10, I just think its odd
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  2. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2

    You are right, I have it too although I was never a fan of gadgets and found them mildly useless because they worked on desktop only which I scarcely see, maybe once or twice a day and they are burden to RAM and CPU.
    Don't know the reason it's still there, maybe just a leftover or for compatibility's sake. By default, it's policy is not set so by default it's just some text floating around and not much of a bloat.
    It would be interesting to see if some of those third party programs change policy setting.
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  3. Posts : 14,586
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       #3

    I have Gadgets but don't use them - System Windows 10 Pro x64

    Desktop Gadgets?-21-35.jpg
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  4. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #4

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  5. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #5

    So it's just a relic from olden times ?
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  6. Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #6

    I think if people upgraded from Windows 7 they are still in your system albeit redundant - I get the impression a clean install of Windows 10 though will have no trace of them but I'm not 100% certain
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  7. Posts : 14,586
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       #7

    You can DL Gadgets and they work fine in W 10 :)
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  8. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #8

    Scottyboy99 said:
    I think if people upgraded from Windows 7 they are still in your system albeit redundant - I get the impression a clean install of Windows 10 though will have no trace of them but I'm not 100% certain
    I don't think they 're-write' the Group Policy Editor for new versions of Windows, they just add to it.
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