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Is it possible to have a live tile on start screen showing info like CPU and RAM usage, CPU and GPU temps? Since Windows 8 doesn't support gadgets, it would be awesome if I could see all that info updated in real time on my Start Screen.

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Come on, somebody? At least say it isn't possible ,or something. :/

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Something. :p
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:rofl:

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[url="http://rainmeter.net/cms/"]Rainmeter[/url] on desktop is all I can think of for now....

[url="http://omnimo.info/"]Omnimo[/url] is recommended for w8

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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1345224956' post='595099581']
[url="http://rainmeter.net/cms/"]Rainmeter[/url] on desktop is all I can think of for now....

[url="http://omnimo.info/"]Omnimo[/url] is recommended for w8
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Those aren't accomplishing what the OP wants though, that would be good for running on Windows 7 with no Modern UI/Live Tiles.

OP is interested in a System Info/Resource monitor Live Tile type of Modern UI app.

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Yes, this is entirely possible. It just has to be done.
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[quote name='Joshie' timestamp='1345225204' post='595099599']
Yes, this is entirely possible. It just has to be done.
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That's what I thought.

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Wait for the apps :) I'm sure they're coming.

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I'd like to have a clock live tile. That would be a nice feature.
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Ok, it's February...has anybody seen anything which accomplishes what the OP mentioned? This is a total must-have, imho...

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does WinRT even make that info available? might be possible with a service communicating with the app, i'll look into it :)

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It seems to be impossible, at least "officially" (unofficial APIs should be able to do this) [url="http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12338953/is-there-any-way-for-a-winrt-app-to-measure-its-own-cpu-usage"]http://stackoverflow...s-own-cpu-usage[/url]

might be something in [url="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br205762.aspx"]http://msdn.microsof...s/br205762.aspx[/url] though, I'll have to look through it, and you could probably do it through cross-communication between a service running on the desktop and the metro app

if you have a developer license you should be able to run an app like this, but I doubt there's much chance of getting it through the certification process O.O

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[quote name='devHead' timestamp='1345257524' post='595100901']
I'd like to have a clock live tile. That would be a nice feature.
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Plenty of those in the store (search "clock" in the store - there are tons!)

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And if you want to use gadgets on the desktop instead, try [url="http://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/26/no-windows-8-desktop-gadgets-try-these-two-tools-to-get-them-back/"]this post[/url].

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[quote name='droolingmonkey' timestamp='1359954261' post='595500080']
Plenty of those in the store (search "clock" in the store - there are tons!)
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yeah, i know. but 7 months ago in August, there weren't that many.

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Why is this still not possible? If I could have my start screen on my second monitor, displaying information that I like to know, I might find other uses for it, There isn't a lot I do with it now.

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