Installing Desktop Gadgets for Windows 10

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It was the gadget that you may have noticed first when you opened your computer for the first time back when the latest type of Windows was Windows 7. A lot of people like Windows 7 simply because of one feature – the desktop gadget feature. This is composed of a wide variety of gadgets that can be placed on the desktop. These gadgets allow you to know the right information without having to browse the Internet although some of these gadgets can only display proper information when the computer is connected to the Internet.

Were you one of those who were heartbroken when Windows decided to remove the gadgets for the next versions of Windows? The company explained that they had to do this for security purposes. Apparently, aside from the gadgets that are pre installed on the computer, people can also download various gadgets available online and this

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Best gadgets 2020: the top tech you can buy right now

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When you insist on only having the best gadgets in your life, money is no object. If you’re prepared to splash cash on the crème de la crème of technology, you want to make sure that you’re truly getting the finest gear on the market. And so you’ve come to the right place – TechRadar’s Best Gadgets guide.

From VR headsets and TVs to humble fitness trackers, there’s a huge range of gadgets to bring into your life, whether you’re looking for a way to slob through 2020 or get those New Year resolutions off to a good start.

To help you overcome the problem of researching your own superior tech set up, we’ve collated a list of the best gadgets available right now. The industry leaders. The best of the best.

For each category there is only one entry, and this will only be updated when a new challenger

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Gadgets for Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7

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Use gadgets in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7

 

About 8GadgetPack

8GadgetPack makes it possible to use gadgets on Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7.

How-to FAQ Version history

How-to

First you need to download the installer (the link is on the top right of this page) and open it. This window will appear:

Click on Install.

And here you click on Yes.

After a while (it can take some minutes) the installer will be complete and you need to click on Finish.

These three default gadgets will appear on the right side.

Click on the plus symbol on the top right to see all available gadgets.

Here you can add a gadget to your desktop by double-clicking on it.

If you move your cursor above a gadget you can drag it around your desktop. It doesn’t need to stay on the sidebar. There will also appear some buttons next

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Best Windows 10 Desktop Gadgets to download

Angelena Iglesia

When Microsoft did away with desktop gadgets to replace them with Windows Store apps, it was a bittersweet moment for Windows 10 users. Most users have obviously grown comfortable with desktop gadgets and completely taking them off the user’s system was a major change. They were introduced with Windows Vista and were pretty popular with all further versions. Microsoft took away the gadgets as they made the system and its contents vulnerable. A hacker could even access your PC through a gadget. However, for the irreplaceable entity they were, people kept downloading and using them through third-party vendors.

Desktop Gadgets for Windows 10

Top 10 Windows 10 desktop gadgets

Although the desktop gadgets in Windows 10 are not officially supported, you can install them via some apps. Have a look!

1] 8GadgetPack

This tool lets you use the most popular and the commonest apps on Windows 10. It just introduced an advanced version called 8GadgetPack

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gadget – AOL Video Search Results

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Definition of Gadget by Merriam-Webster

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gad·​get | ˈga-jət How to pronounce gadget (audio)

: an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty

Other Words from gadget

gadgetry ˈga-​jə-​trē How to pronounce gadgetry (audio) noun
gadgety ˈga-​jə-​tē How to pronounce gadgety (audio) adjective

Examples of gadget in a Sentence

The kitchen is equipped with all the latest gadgets.

cell phones, pagers, and other gadgets

Recent Examples on the Web This new gadget may make your streaming sound a lot better.


David Rovella, Bloomberg.com, “Your Evening Briefing,” 12 May 2020
These gadgets can be costly, but compared with regular facial treatments at a medical spa or skin-care studio, shoppers might save money in the long run.


Nia Decaille, Washington Post, “In a youth-obsessed industry, Reddit provides space for beauty fans over 30. Here are their best skin-care tips.,” 6 Mar. 2020
Such a gadget would be a far
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Definition of Gadget at Dictionary.com

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[ gaj-it ]

/ ˈgædʒ ɪt /


noun

a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article.

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Origin of gadget

1850–55; origin uncertain; compare French gâchette the catch of a lock, sear of a gunlock

OTHER WORDS FROM gadget

gadg·et·y [gaj-i-tee] /ˈgædʒ ɪ ti/, adjective

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