Download Sidebar

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!

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Download the Desktop gadgets installer

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!languageThe 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.desktop gadgets in Windows 81. It will restore all the genuine features like:
    • Desktop context menu:context menu
    • The show/hide gadgets command: show hide gadgets
    • Full Control Panel integration with working links inside the "Appearance and personalization" category! Appearance and Personalization
    • 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!Gadgets Search resultsThe Classic Shell menu:
      Classic Shell menu

      Classic Shell menu example

      The Start is Back menu:

      Start Is Back menu example

      Start Is Back menu example

Do not forget to check out our gadgets gallery and pick some cool gadgets for your desktop!

Download the Desktop gadgets installer

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