Desktop gadgets and the Windows Sidebar were a big hallmark feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Microsoft announced that vulnerabilities in its Gadgets could allow the running of Remote Code Execution, in which a remote attacker can gain access to your PC. And, Microsoft took away the gadgets as they made the system and its contents vulnerable. A hacker could even access your PC through a gadget. Also, your computer could be compromised if an attacker creates a malicious gadget and gets you to install it. But don’t worry! You can add desktop widgets to Windows 10 using these third-party tools. Here’s how to do it.
Widgets HD (Free, with in-app purchases) for Windows 10
Available from the Microsoft Store, Widgets HD lets you put widgets on the Windows 10 desktop. Widgets HD is the ultimate customizable utility app designed to meet anyone’s tastes and preferences. This widget dashboard can be customized to be used in any way: a world clock app, a weather dashboard, a news feed center, or a combination of various widgets.
Add Gadgets in Windows 10
1- Go to the Start button, and then from the apps list open Microsoft Store.
2- In the search box, search for Widgets Hd.
3- Click “Widgets Hd app” under the Widgets Hd banner.
4- Click on the Get button on the right to begin the installation.
5- Simply the app, run it, and click the widget that you want to see.
Once loaded, widgets can be repositioned on the Windows 10 desktop, and the main app “closed” (although it remains in your system tray).
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