As you may have noticed, Desktop Gadgets and Sidebar are missing in Windows since Windows 8 RTM. Microsoft has removed them in order to focus development on Windows 8 and promote the Tile-based so called Modern apps.
For all gadget fans who enjoyed and had fun with them, here is the revived version of Desktop Gadgets/Sidebar that is compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1!
The most important features of this installation are:
- it supports all possible Windows 8 languages, so you will get gadgets and sidebar's interface with your native language!The installer is able to detect the required language automatically and install will it for Sidebar.
- Wait for the installer to finish. You will see the familiar "Gadgets" window opened on the Desktop. It will restore all the genuine features like:
- Desktop context menu:
- The show/hide gadgets command:
- Full Control Panel integration with working links inside the "Appearance and personalization" category!
- The integration with Windows Search: 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 Classic Shell menu:
The Start is Back menu:
Do not forget to check out our gadgets gallery and pick some cool gadgets for your desktop!