Tech Tip 92 - Windows 7 Gadgets

Published: 9/26/2012 8:07 AM

Gadgets in Windows 7 are handy tools that can be used to help you get information at a glance. These are visual utilities that run on the desktop and supply up-to-date information. They include things like CPU usage meter, cool clocks, calendars and much more.


​To access and begin using some of the gadgets in Windows 7, right-click on an open area of your desktop. Next, select “Gadgets” and a new window will pop up with some built-in gadgets. Double-click any of the gadgets you want to try, and they will appear on your desktop.
You also can click the “Get more gadgets online” link at the bottom right, and it will direct you to a few more gadgets available at a Microsoft-supported site.
It is important to understand that some gadgets are third-party, so use with discretion.
This tech tip is in conjunction with the Windows 7 and Office 2010 upgrade at KDE.
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Published 12/16/2011
Matt Jury
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