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#1 nekrosoft13

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:15

so what are available replacements for gadgets that can be used in windows 8?

I really like the weather gadget, allcpu, and network gadget. and please don't say some stupid app from metro store.

I want something small, with similar function, movable, to be placed on desktop.

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#2 ThePokedPenguin

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:21

Rainmeter? http://rainmeter.net/cms/ loads of customization options

#3 giantpotato

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:27

http://8gadgetpack.bplaced.net/

I'm curious as to why you are even running Windows 8. All your other posts (As well as posts on other forums) clearly indicate that you hate windows 8. Why not just stick with Windows 7?

#4 Shane Nokes

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:33

Indeed. Just go back to Windows 7 if you want to use Gadgets. From reading a lot of your posts it's obvious you hate Win8, so just stay back with 7 since Gadgets will not be coming back.

#5 RandPC

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:42

Rainmeter, or just install gadget support. A few people have packaged up gadgets and have it working perfectly on Win8 and most of the big gadget developers are still creating/updating their gadgets so the lack of support out of the box is pretty much irrelevant.

#6 OP nekrosoft13

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:16

Indeed. Just go back to Windows 7 if you want to use Gadgets. From reading a lot of your posts it's obvious you hate Win8, so just stay back with 7 since Gadgets will not be coming back.


core of windows 8 is not bad. all the metro crap on top is the problem. out of box is one giant inconsistent mess.

is like a good piece of cake with all the discusting coating on top

#7 remixedcat

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:40

another for rainmeter!

#8 OP nekrosoft13

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 14:29

another for rainmeter!


can you link to me any ready presets that can show CPU usage?(dynamically adjusting per number of cores) and network usage? including upload, download in graph and text and internal and external ip?

#9 zeke009

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 15:25

can you link to me any ready presets that can show CPU usage?(dynamically adjusting per number of cores) and network usage? including upload, download in graph and text and internal and external ip?

I've just started to use Rainmeter as a replacement to Gadgets myself. They are pretty easy to edit, I've been working on some edits to the illustro skins to get the displays I want. I added a graph to the network gadget and I'm debating on whether I really need to see all 8 cores on my CPU or if the overall CPU usage meter will suit my needs. I found a illustro Weather skin, I'll try my hand at adding an image to that current weather at some point.

I've been used to gadgets for so long (orbmu2k gadgets), that it is a bit of an adjustment to get the hang of rainmeter.

Skins:
ForceX - http://forcex34.devi...2-2-0-158723660
illustro Weather - http://browse.devian...eather#/d59ss8x
Enigma - http://rainmeter.net/cms/SuitesEnigma I've been playing with this skin as a replacement to illustro

You have more options with rainmeter than with gadgets, the hard part is that right now we're looking for a direct gadget replacement and these skins don't always match what we have in mind.

#10 Jason Stillion

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 15:31

Google Desktop still works on Win8, however it's not longer maintained, and the central download place for google's gadgets is gone.
They can still be installed manually.

#11 +primortal

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 15:39

For calendar I've been using LuaCalendar and for weather, VClouds

#12 Max Norris

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 16:10

can you link to me any ready presets that can show CPU usage?(dynamically adjusting per number of cores) and network usage? including upload, download in graph and text and internal and external ip?

There's a gazillion of these in pretty much any style you can think of. Also very easy to design your own. DeviantArt's got a pantload of skins to get you started.
http://browse.devian...itor/rainmeter/

#13 deadite66

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 17:49

For cpu/gpu stats http://openhardwaremonitor.org has a built in gadget you can add to the desktop.

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#14 OP nekrosoft13

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 15:45

thanks all, will have a look at all the links over the weekend. anyone else?