We all know that Microsoft removed Desktop Gadgets in Windows 8 due to security issues. Moreover, the Windows development team is currently focused on Modern UI, and so some of the classic UI features were discarded. But some users were missing the discontinued Gadgets, and so were looking for a way to restore these Gadgets. A few months back, we’ve talked about 8GadgetPack. Today, in this article, we would like to share yet another way to add Desktop Gadgets to Windows 8.1.
Desktop Gadgets for Windows 8.1
Meet “Gadgets Revived“, a freeware tool compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1. It is an awesome way to restore Gadgets. We’ve tested the utility on Windows 8.1 and were impressed with its working.
Following are the features of this free software:
- It will add the genuine Gadgets option to Desktop right click context menu. Plus it will also add the show/hide gadgets command:
- Full Control Panel integration with working links inside the “Appearance and personalization” category
- Full integration with Windows Search, ie wherever you type “gadgets” – in Control Panel, or in third-party Start menus like Classic Shell or StartIsBack, the common gadgets-related tasks will appear in search results
The tool can also be integrated with the online gallery and you can bring your favorite Gadgets from web. The collection of Desktop Gadgets can be accessed from its home page. There you can find over 900 Desktop Gadgets in various categories. You find your favorite gadgets here. If you are looking for stylish battery gadget, you can get good alternatives here:
To avail these gadgets, you need to download and install the sidebar, and you’ve to select Get more gadgets online as shown in the first image of this article. This is beneficial because the native Desktop Gadgets those were provided by officially were limited and with the time, users got bored with them. Thus, from the gallery collections of this utility, you will be able to get trendy and stylish gadgets.
You can download this freeware from here and start enjoying free Desktop Gadgets on your Windows 8.1.