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Gadgets 6.1.1 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadgets

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Gadgets 6.1.1 - 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 1 to 64 logical cores.
  • Displays processor model and clock speed.
  • Shows used, free, and total RAM available.
  • 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 Task Manager 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 physical 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 RAM available, with memory clock speed.
  • Shows GPU temperature, core load, and core voltage.
  • Shows GPU fan speed and percent utilization.
  • Displays graphical line chart of RAM, core load, temperature, and fan usage (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).
  • 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 standard 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 (GB), English (US), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (BR), 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 4.4.0.3438 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
6.1.1 - 2021-05-22
  • Corrected All CPU Meter to handle CPUs running in NUMA mode.
  • Enhanced ActiveNet plugin to add CpuNumaNodes type to return the total number of NUMA nodes for processors running in NUMA mode.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter regression issue where core temperatures would not update.
6.1.0 - 2021-05-14
  • Enhanced Digital Clock to allow optional display of day/week/quarter (contributed by djamman).
  • Reverted dynamic settings enhancement added to all skins in v6.0.0 due to performance degradation.
  • Revised ActiveNet plugin CpuProcessors type to improve method of counting physical CPUs.
  • Revised NetMonitor service for rare case where network activity could be reported incorrectly after switching adapters. (Upgrading the service is optional.)
  • Updated to .NET Framework 4.8.
6.0.2 - 2021-04-16
  • Revised Update Checker to better handle recovery from PC sleeping or being offline.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter for case where temperatures show decimal values for some CPUs (e.g., AMD Threadripper).
  • Revised Network Meter and Wireless Meter to react better when switching between wired and wireless networks.
6.0.1 - 2021-04-09:
  • Corrected GPU Meter regression issue with detection of HWiNFO when GPU sleeps/idles.
  • Corrected GPU Meter regression issue that displayed the wrong GPU memory clock speed.
  • Corrected and revised All CPU Meter temperature display when not using per-core temperatures.
6.0.0 - 2021-04-06:
  • Added Update Checker to optionally allow checking for new Gadgets releases.
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to show up to 10 weather alerts.
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to show moon zenith angle (tilt) and percentage illumination (thanks Mordasius and raiguard!).
  • Revised Weather Meter to open weather radar map instead of Google Maps when location name is clicked.
  • Removed Weather Meter (Small) variant Gadget; the compact version of the Weather Meter is now available as an optional setting.
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to add option to show a single temperature value instead of per-core temperatures (intended for AMD users, but works for Intel users too).
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to improve performance monitoring capability (optional Windows 10 style vs. legacy Windows 7 style).
  • Revised All CPU Meter to improve appearance of CPU name display for AMD and 11th Gen Intel CPUs.
  • Revised All CPU Meter so HWiNFO takes priority over CoreTemp and SpeedFan when using multiple monitoring utilities.
  • Revised All CPU Meter to add option to hide RAM graph line.
  • Revised All CPU Meter and GPU Meter fan configuration settings.
  • Revised All CPU Meter and GPU Meter for use with HWiNFO 7.x (free version). Older versions are not supported.
  • Removed Battery Meter (for HWiNFO) variant Gadget.
  • Updated Intel logo per new corporate rebrand.
  • Corrected Network Meters (again) for issue where the peak speed could be capped when more than 1 adapter is active.
  • Revised (non-Pro) Network Meters for for rare case where session totals can show negative values.
  • Added Top Process Meters into Gadgets suite.
  • Revised all Gadgets to better emulate original AddGadgets.com appearance and to improve Settings behavior (fewer full refreshes).
  • Revised all Gadgets to add option to hide graphs, where applicable.
  • Replaced RainRGB with ColorPickerPlus to eliminate false positive antivirus warnings (thanks raiguard!).
5.5.1 - 2020-08-02:
  • Revised Weather Meter for latest JSON includes and minor bug fixes.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter regression issue with certain AMD Ryzen CPUs not properly reporting clock speed.
5.5.0 - 2020-07-31:

Attribution
  • All CPU Meter gadget based on All CPU Meter by james31231.
  • Calendar gadget is LuaCalendar 5.0 by Smurfier, with scaling enhancement added by TGonZ0, 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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