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Gadgets 7.5.0 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadgets

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Gadgets 7.5.0 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadgets

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Gadgets
System monitoring gadgets inspired by the well-known AddGadgets.com Windows Sidebar gadgets.

Arguably, some of the best and most popular Vista and Windows 7 Gadgets for system monitoring were done by AddGadgets.com. Unfortunately, with the deprecation of the Gadget platform and outright banning of gadgets by some corporate policies, these gadgets have become obsolete. Gadgets aren't supported in Windows 8 or Windows 10 without hacks and workarounds and often they break after applying Windows Updates.

I've searched everywhere to find equivalent gadgets, and finally found one on the Rainmeter forums, the "All CPU Meter" skin, by user james31231. The skin never made it out of beta, so I've completed his original work and expanded the suite to include a number of the most widely used AddGadgets.com gadgets.

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Features
All CPU Meter
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  • Displays CPU utilization for an unlimited number of CPUs and processors with up to 64-cores/128-threads each.*
  • Supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and non-uniform memory access (NUMA) architectures (skins for up to 4 CPUs or 4 NUMA nodes are provided, but more can be added).*
  • Displays processor model and clock speed.
  • Shows used, free, and total RAM available (per CPU or NUMA node if applicable).
  • Shows used, free, and total page file available (optional).
  • Shows core temperatures (optional, requires CoreTemp, SpeedFan, or HWiNFO; more info here).
  • Shows CPU fan speed (optional, requires SpeedFan or HWiNFO; more info here).*
  • Displays graphical line chart of CPU utilization, with RAM and page file percent usage (optional).
  • Shows from 1 to 5 top processes by CPU usage (optional).
  • Shows Task Manager or Resource Monitor when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Scales to any desired size.
Battery Meter
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  • Displays the current battery status, including time remaining and current percentage remaining.
  • Shows current voltage, charge and discharge rates, current and maximum charge capacity.
  • Shows battery manufacturer/model.
  • Displays power in either watts or milliamps.
  • Supports automatic failover on systems having multiple batteries.*
  • Shows Power Options when gadget is double-clicked.*
  • Scales to any desired size.
Calendar
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  • Based on LuaCalendar, styled to match the Gadget suite.*
  • Supports localized month/day names automatically.
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes variant gadget that shows the current day, similar to the original Windows Sidebar gadget.
Chronometer
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  • Digital Clock displays time, date, and (optionally) the day, week, and quarter of the year.
  • Shows computer uptime and session logon time (optional).
  • Shows event countdown with customizable sound (optional).
  • Includes configurable chime and multiple alarms with customizable sounds (optional).
  • Supports Windows localized or custom time and date formats.
  • Supports world times, can be adjusted for time zones and daylight saving time.*
  • Supports having multiple clocks to allow monitoring time in multiple locations (info).
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes Analog Clock variant, styled to match the Gadget suite.*
  • Includes clocks ported from the original Windows Vista/Windows 7 Sidebar gadgets.
Drives Meter
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  • Displays disk information for up to 26 logical drives (fixed and removable only). Gadget dynamically adjusts to handle adding and removing drives.
  • Shows used, free, and total disk space available.
  • Displays percent disk utilization for each drive, plus the total.
  • Shows throughput for each drive (read and write).
  • Shows total bytes read/written since bootup for each drive on mouseover (optional).*
  • Displays disk throughput graph (optional).
  • Displays disk time percentage histogram (optional).
  • Drive space bar graph changes color when disks are nearing capacity.*
  • Shows Explorer when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Opens drive in Explorer (or runs any user-defined command) when disk label is clicked.*
  • Scales to any desired size.
GPU Meter
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  • Displays GPU model and clock speed (requires HWiNFO; more info here).
  • Shows used, free, and total VRAM available (optional).
  • Shows GPU temperature, core load, and memory clock speed.
  • Shows GPU fan speed and percent utilization for up to 4 fans per GPU (optional).
  • Shows core voltage or any 6 additional sensors per GPU (optional).
  • Displays graphical line chart of RAM, core load, temperature, fan usage, and additional sensors (optional).
  • Multiple GPU Meters provided to allow monitoring more than one GPU (for dedicated GPUs and 2-way SLI-equipped systems; for 4-way SLI systems, see this).*
  • Scales to any desired size.
Network Meter
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  • Shows data for all or selected network interfaces (info).
  • Displays internal and external IP addresses (optional).
  • Displays peak network throughput.*
  • Shows inbound and outbound throughput in bits/sec and bytes/sec.
  • Displays graphical chart of inbound and outbound network activity (optional). Does not require guesstimating your network speed, chart dynamically scales to handle both LAN and WAN traffic.
  • Shows statistics for the current session and the total to date (optional).
  • Shows network ping times and a link to any speed test website (optional).
  • Indicates internet connectivity.
  • Animated network icon shows network activity (in/out/both/neither/disconnected).*
  • Performs external IP address and location lookup.
  • Shows Network and Sharing Center when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Includes dedicated Wireless Network gadget for monitoring wireless activity.
  • Scales to any desired size.
Network Meter Pro
A precision network monitor with all the features of Network Meter, plus:
  • More accurate network interface statistics monitoring, including data when Rainmeter is not running or no user is logged into the system.
  • Not affected by Rainmeter restarts/refreshes.
  • Not affected by network adapter configuration changes.
  • Includes dedicated Wireless Network Pro gadget for monitoring wireless activity.
  • Note: Requires installation of a Windows service (included).
Top Process Meter
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  • Displays 1 to 10 top processes, ordered by CPU/GPU/RAM/IO utilization.*
  • Displays the amount of memory used by each process.
  • Displays graph of total CPU/GPU/RAM/IO utilization (optional).
  • Shows Resource Monitor when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Scales to any desired size.
Weather Meter
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  • Displays the current weather for any location from The Weather Channel. Does NOT use the deprecated Wxdata feed.
  • Displays data in metric or imperial units.
  • Shows current temperature, forecast high and low temperatures, "feels like" temperature, current conditions, current location and station, humidity, visibility, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, and chance of precipitation.
  • Shows current sunrise and sunset times, day length, and sun dial.
  • Shows current moonrise and moonset times, moon phase and description, and moon dial.
  • Shows moon zenith angle (tilt) and percentage illumination.*
  • Shows complete 5 day forecast in a "flyout" window.
  • Shows severe weather alerts for the current location.*
  • Opens weather radar map for the observation location when location name is clicked.*
  • Optional space-saving compact mode; gadget expands to full size on mouseover.
  • Includes additional language translations: Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (SP), Slovak, Spanish (SP), Swedish, Ukrainian (info, source here).
  • Supports having multiple Weather Meters to allow monitoring more than one location (info).
  • Scales to any desired size.
Welcome
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  • When the Gadgets are installed, the Welcome gadget will be loaded. Use this to toggle Gadgets on and off and to enable the Update Checker.
Update Checker
  • Automatically checks for and optionally installs new Gadgets releases (enable/disable from the Welcome gadget).
...get even more Gadgets!* *Feature not part of original AddGadgets.com gadgets.


Requirements
  • Rainmeter 4.5.16 or later.
  • .NET Framework 4.8 or later.
  • GPU Meter requires HWiNFO 7.02 or later.
  • Top GPU Meter requires Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update (v1709) or later.
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Version History
7.5.0 - 2022-11-04
  • Corrected Weather Meter issue (again) that prevented automatic region detection from working and could cause the gadget to fail.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter display issue on systems where the Show Usage Per Logical Core option was unchecked and the CPU had more than 16 cores.
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to add option to show from 1 to 5 top processes by CPU usage.
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to allow showing/hiding the fan graph.
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to allow showing/hiding RAM and Page File statistics and/or usage.
  • Enhanced GPU Meter to allow showing/hiding VRAM statistics and/or usage.
  • Corrected GPU Meter regression that could crash Rainmeter when using multiple GPU Meter skins with different configurations.
  • Corrected Network Meter gadgets calculation for peak throughput.
  • Enhanced Network Meter gadgets to add option to show ping times and link to a speed test website (optional).
  • Enhanced Network Meter gadgets to add visible indicator when IP addresses are hidden.
7.4.0 - 2022-09-23
  • Enhanced GPU Meter to allow monitoring from 0 to 6 additional sensors per GPU.
  • Revised Wireless Meter to always show the IP address, name, and status of the wireless adapter even if it is not active.
  • Enhanced all Gadgets to support the Gadgets Modernizer patch.
  • Corrected Weather Meter issue that prevented automatic region detection from working and could cause the gadget to fail.
7.3.0 - 2022-04-08
  • Corrected All CPU Meter and GPU Meter for rare issue where logo icon would not be displayed.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter configuration error when the Show Core Temperatures option was unchecked.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter for dual socket systems running Windows 7/Server 2008 R2.
  • Enhanced digital Chronometer to allow optionally displaying the seconds separator.
  • Enhanced GPU Meter to allow monitoring from 0 to 4 fans per GPU.
  • Corrected all Gadgets so skin corners are rounded properly at all scale factors.
7.2.0 - 2022-01-10
  • Updated Weather Meter to work with latest weather.com API changes.
  • Corrected "non-Pro" Network Meter and Wireless Meter issue where current session statistics were the same as the total values.
  • Updated all Network Meters and Wireless Meters to show Wi-Fi signal strength in the Wireless Networks tooltip.
  • Corrected NetMonitor issue where no network activity would be reported for adapters with duplicate (invalid) names. (Upgrading the service is recommended.)
  • Corrected All CPU Meter for issue where cores were not shown properly on machines with multiple processor groups (i.e., more than 64 threads). (Thanks excesseve!)
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to add option to select which application is called when double-clicking the skin (Task Manager or Resource Monitor).
  • Enhanced ActiveNet plugin to add CpuGroups to return the number of processor groups per machine.
7.1.1 - 2021-09-18
  • Corrected All CPU Meter regression issues where total CPU/RAM/Swap usage would not be shown when using Windows 7.
  • Corrected Network Meter regression issue where monitoring could report incorrect values if no adapters were configured.
  • Corrected NetMonitor service to prevent crash caused by rare case where duplicate (invalid) network adapters exist. (Upgrading the service is optional.)
7.1.0 - 2021-09-11
  • Enhanced Calendar to allow choosing appearance of current day indicator.
  • Revised All CPU Meter to remove extra spaces from Intel processor names.
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to enable reporting overall CPU usage only (instead of usage per logical core).
  • Updated all Network Meters and Wireless Meters to use SysInfo measures instead of ActiveNet plugin measures.
  • Revised Network Meter to display wireless signal strength in the same manner as Network Meter Pro.
  • Revised ActiveNet plugin to remove all network adapter options; use SysInfo measures instead.
7.0.0 - 2021-08-21

Attribution
  • All CPU Meter gadget based on All CPU Meter by james31231.
  • Calendar gadget is LuaCalendar 6.0 by Smurfier, with scaling enhancement added by Eclectic-Tech, with localization and style mods by me.
  • Chronometer and Network Meter gadgets use techniques from the System and Network skins in JSMeter10 by JSMorley.
  • Update Checker gadget based on ModernGadgets Update Checker by raiguard.
  • Weather Meter gadget uses the Weather.com JSON V3 include templates by JSMorley.
  • Weather Meter gadget includes translations from VClouds Weather 2 by VClouds.
  • Weather Meter gadget uses weather icons by JSMorley (and others) with modifications by me.
  • Weather Meter gadget uses a Lua script from Sunset-Moonrise by Mordasius to calculate sun/moon times, with moon position/illumination code from ModernGadgets by raiguard with tweaks by Mordasius and me.
  • Welcome gadget uses the ConfigActive plugin by JSMorley.
  • Gadgets includes ColorPickerPlus by raiguard, with mods by me.
  • ColorPickerPlus uses the CursorColor plugin by JSMorley.
  • ColorPickerPlus uses the Mouse plugin by NighthawkSLO.
  • Additional code cleanup and tweaks by Milamber33.

License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)


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Re: Gadgets 1.0.3 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadge

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Nice work!
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Re: Gadgets 1.1.0 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadge

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Very nice, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Gadgets 1.2.0 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadge

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Re: Gadgets 1.3.0 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadge

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The Network Meter and Wireless Meter in Gadgets 1.3.0 has been updated to use a plugin that should correctly report on the active hardware-based network adapter. Existing Rainmeter functions can get confused by virtual network adapters, so hopefully this plugin will resolve this problem. The plugin requires .NET 4.5 or later.

See the readme (in Gadgets\@Resources\ActiveNet_Readme.txt) for additional information.

The new Wireless Meter gadget is a subset of Network Meter. Network Meter reports on all network activity, while Wireless Meter is limited to wireless activity only.
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Re: Gadgets 1.3.0 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadge

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Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

Why would it show 8 virtual cores?
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Re: Gadgets 1.3.0 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadge

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This is just the default. Run the Settings skin and select the "Detect" option to configure the gadget for your CPU.
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Re: Gadgets 1.3.1 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadge

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Thanks, that took care of it.
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Re: Gadgets 1.3.2 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadge

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All CPU Meter has been updated with a much needed enhancement to detect CPU core count automatically. Enjoy!
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Re: Gadgets 1.3.3 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadge

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Gadgets have been revised to use a "fixed precision" number formatting style that matches the original addgadgets.com gadgets. Also added a Settings button (on hover) for easier access to the Settings skins, and corrected a few bugs.
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