Here is good news for everyone who loved and missed Desktop Gadgets in Windows 8. Gadgets Revived, a new project is available. It provides a very cool sidebar gadgets package with ALL original features like Control Panel items, Windows Search results and a gadget gallery! Over 900 high quality gadgets are available for download. According to the Gadgets Revived website:
Gadgets Revived is a web site which hosts a third party Desktop Gadgets gallery. All gadgets are property of their respective authors. Similar to the official gallery, they are available to you for free.
All gadgets here were checked manually by our authors and you can be sure that they work as expected. If you have any issues with some gadget, please notify us in the comments.
All gadgets provided on this site are original/untouched and authentic.
The most important features of this installation are:
- It supports all possible Windows 8 languages, so you will get gadgets and sidebar interface with your native language!The installer is able to detect the required language automatically and will install it for the 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" Control Panel 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 gadget-related tasks will appear in search results!The Classic Shell menu:
The StartIsBack+ menu: