Popular Gadgets in Windows® 7
Which are the different gadgets available for Windows 7? What are the roles of these gadgets?
Windows 7 is the new Operating System from Microsoft Corporation. It includes a number of superior features. Gadgets in Windows 7 put information and fun like news, pictures, games etc. right on your desktop. You can add number of gadgets to your Windows 7. You can download gadgets from the website of Microsoft. Windows 7 comes with a Windows Media Center gadget to the default collection while removing the Contacts and Notes gadgets. Managing gadgets is more likely connected with Windows Explorer, but the gadgets themselves continue to operate in a separate process called sidebar.exe. The Desktop context menu would include a new 'Gadgets' menu option to access the gadget gallery and a 'View' sub-menu option to show or hide gadgets. When you hide the gadgets then the sidebar.exe process would not get loaded which would help in power-saving practice.
Following are the features of some popular gadgets in Windows 7:
- Drive Info gadget
- CPU Meter gadget
- System Control A1 gadget
Drive Info gadget
Drive Info gadget is popular gadget in Windows 7. The Drive Info Windows 7 gadget would monitor the free space available on one or more of your system hard drives. It displays the free space in both Gigabyte and percentage. It is very easy to configure and is an attractive addition to the other Windows gadgets. It is available as a free download from the Windows Live Gallery which is available for your Windows 7 desktop or Windows Vista Sidebar.
CPU Meter gadget
The CPU Meter Windows gadget designed for Windows 7 would display two dials in which one which would tracks your system CPU usage and another which would track physical memory usage, both in percentage format. This is a basic Windows 7 gadget which does not have any fancy options. This would help you check the CPU being used at any point of time.
System Control A1 gadget is a resource monitor gadget designed for Windows 7. It would track your CPU load and memory usage. The System Control A1 gadget is freely available in Windows Live Gallery. It supports up to 8 CPU cores, making it fully compatible with the latest multicore processors.
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