Enhance Desktop in Windows® 7
What are the gadgets which can be used to enhance Desktop in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 is one of the best and latest versions of Windows NT based Operating Systems ever released by the Microsoft. Windows 7 is integrated with the latest options and functions to cater with the needs and requirements of modern day users. Microsoft has considerably increased the functionality and configurability of the Windows desktop and allows the users to perform more functions by staying at the desktop. Windows 7 is also having extensive support for desktop enhancements and supports gadgets using Windows gadgets platform which was first featured in Windows Vista. Some gadgets like Clock, CPU meter, Slideshow, Puzzle and currency converter are provided as default gadgets in Windows 7 and can be enabled by using the available options via desktop.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know more about the role of desktop gadgets in Windows 7 system:
- Clock gadget
- CPU meter
- Weather Bug gadget
The clock gadget is one of the default desktop enhancement features or gadgets included in the Windows 7 system and can be initialized without any installation. The Clock gadget in Windows 7 is capable of showing the time in analogue mode and also supports display of second hand. The clock gadget in the Windows 7 is preinstalled with different themes and the users can choose between the provided themes to alter the entire look and feel of the displayed clock. The Clock gadget is a much convenient way of keeping a track on the time when compared with the tiny digits displayed in the corner of the taskbar and thus proves to be quite useful for all Windows 7 users.
The CPU meter is a stylish desktop enhancement gadget from the Microsoft which keeps constant track of system parameters like CPU and RAM usage and gives real-time notifications to the Windows 7 users. The CPU meter gadget is designed as a speedometer and the monitored parameters are displayed by the movement of the pointer similar to that of a speedometer pointer. As the CPU and RAM usage increases the pointer goes up and vice-versa. This gadget is very useful in monitoring the system resource usage and the users can easily isolate/identify resource intensive programs as the meter indicates high usage when such programs and applications are launched in the system.
The Weather Bug gadget is a third party gadget for Windows 7 unlike the aforementioned ones and should be separately downloaded and installed from Microsoft gadget gallery. As the gadget is developed by unverified sources, it is advised that the users install them under own risk after through verification. Although it is a third party gadget it is a very useful one for those users who are constantly on a move & wants to get live weather updates. The Weather Bug supports various functions like detailed forecasts, weather alerts and live updates from over 8000 stations around the globe. In short, the weather bug gadget is more than just a small gadget and supports functions and features for providing added convenience to Windows 7 users.
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