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Gadgets 5.4.3 - inspired by AddGadgets.com Sidebar Gadgets

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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 James Musix. 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.

Download the latest version here (5.4.3)

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All CPU Meter
  • 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.
  • Shows Task Manager when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Scales to any desired size.
Drives Meter
  • 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.
  • 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.
Network Meter
  • 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. 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).
GPU Meter
  • 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.
  • 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.
Weather Meter
  • 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 angle.
  • Shows current moonrise and moonset times, moon phase and description, and moon angle.
  • Shows complete 5 day forecast in a "flyout" window.
  • Shows severe weather alerts for the current location.*
  • Opens Google Maps for the observation location when location name is clicked.*
  • Includes additional language translations: Bulgarian, Czech, English (GB), English (US), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, 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.
  • Includes variant gadget in a smaller size; expands to full size on mouseover.
Battery Meter
  • 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.
  • Includes variant gadget that works with HWiNFO.
Calendar
  • 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
  • Digital Clock displays time, date, 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.
...get even more Gadgets!* *Feature not part of original AddGadgets.com gadgets.

*** Requires Rainmeter 4.3.1 or later. ***
*** Requires .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later. ***

Version History
5.4.3 - 2020-06-07:
  • Corrected Weather Meter current conditions description.
5.4.2 - 2020-06-06:
  • Corrected Weather Meter regex errors in the log when no severe weather alerts were present.
  • Corrected Weather Meter location name display for certain countries.
5.4.1 - 2020-06-05:
  • Revised Weather Meter for the new "V3" JSON data format from The Weather Channel.
5.4.0 - 2020-05-30:
  • Corrected Weather Meter moon angle display (again!).
  • Corrected Weather Meter 5-Day Forecast flyout to fix broken hyperlinks.
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to allow suppressing allergy (pollen) alerts.
  • Corrected Weather Meter sunset/sunrise calculations for high latitudes at times approaching solstices.
  • Enhanced Calendar to optionally show large date similar to the original Microsoft calendar gadget.
  • Revised all Settings skins to link to GitHub-based wiki help topics.
5.3.1 - 2020-03-04:
  • Corrected Weather Meter moon angle display for days when moon does not rise, set, or sets before rising.
  • Corrected Weather Meter 5-Day Forecast flyout to prevent crashing Rainmeter when missing location data.
5.3.0 - 2020-02-29:
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to restore full functionality to match the previous Wxdata-based version.
  • Revised Weather Meter Location Search to use OpenStreetMap.org to get latitude/longitude for any location.
  • Enhanced Weather Meter so clicking the location name will open Google Maps for that location.
  • Enhanced Weather Meter flyout to optionally display either statistical forecast data or the narrative forecast description.
  • Corrected Weather Meter moonrise/moonset display for case where moon does not rise or set on the given day.
  • Corrected Weather Meter Polish translations. (Thanks tepiloxtl!)
  • Corrected Calendar + Day gadget "Today" background color when using the "Blurred Edges" or "Solid" background options.
  • Enhanced Digital Chronometer to allow showing logon time, uptime, both, or neither.
  • Enhanced Network Meters to allow hiding the IP addresses. (Thanks raiguard!)
5.2.2 - 2020-01-28:
  • Revised Weather Meter to restore Severe Weather Alert functionality.
5.2.1 - 2020-01-20:
  • Corrected Weather Meter regressions (broken wind arrow, pressure direction text, etc.)
5.2.0 - 2020-01-19:
  • Revised all Gadgets to use new default positioning options (requires Rainmeter 4.4).
  • Corrected Weather Meter Serbian translations. (Thanks Pul53dr1v3r!)
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to show moon angle.
  • Enhanced Weather Meter flyout to scale to any desired size. (Thanks djamman!)
  • Major revision to the Weather Meter to use The Weather Channel website instead of the deprecated Wxdata feed.
  • Corrected Calendar to properly format week days and event dates when scrolling from month to month. (Thanks djamman!)
5.1.0 - 2019-07-13:
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to add Swedish translations. (Thanks Redorbroder!)
  • Corrected Weather Meter sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset times.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter CPU icon for Pentium CPUs.
  • Corrected Digital Chronometer to show proper week number.
  • Revised Digital Chronometer and Weather Meter to show days and dates in proper case in all locales.
  • Revised Settings skins button appearance due to changes in Rainmeter 4.3.0.
  • Enhanced ActiveNet plugin to enable retrieving a network adapter's operational status.
5.0.0 - 2019-01-03:
  • Reuploaded .rmskin to correct packaging error.
5.0.0 - 2018-12-21:
  • Revised Calendar to handle issue where auto-configuration could fail in rare cases.
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to support AMD Threadripper 32-core (64-thread) CPUs.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter Lua script to properly configure the skin on machines with multiple physical CPUs.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter to show proper CPU clock speed when using CoreTemp.
  • Corrected ActiveNet plugin to properly calculate threads per core on machines with multiple physical CPUs.
  • Enhanced Weather Meter so severe weather alert icon is color-coded by significance.
  • Enhanced Drives Meter to show total bytes read/written since bootup for each drive on mouseover.
  • Enhanced GPU Meter to show RAM usage on AMD GPUs (requires HWiNFO v5.80 or later and recent AMD GPUs/drivers).
4.1.1 - 2018-07-08:
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to allow searching for weather.com location codes.
  • Revised Network Settings to more reliably display service status in non-US locales (again).
  • Enhanced Calendar to auto-configure localized month/day names.
  • Enhanced Digital Clock to show clock name.
  • Corrected Settings to prevent long text entries from displaying outside the bounds of textboxes.
  • Updated Welcome gadget for Rainmeter 4.2 and ConfigActive 2.1.
4.1.0 - 2018-04-27:
  • Corrected All CPU Meter issue where fan usage may not be calculated correctly in rare cases.
  • Revised Network Meter external IP address and location providers.
  • Enhanced Drives Meter to add ability to monitor drives A: and B:.
  • Enhanced Drives Meter to use new UsageMonitor plugin to improve performance.
  • Corrected Weather Meter sun angle calculation when monitoring locations in non-local timezones during DST.
4.0.0 - 2018-03-17:
  • Enhanced Digital Chronometer to use new SysInfo USER_LOGONTIME to get logon time.
  • Enhanced Network Meters and Wireless Meters to allow hiding current/total statistics.
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to support Intel Core i9 18-core CPUs.
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter to support Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs (preliminary; no temps or fan speeds at this time).
  • Enhanced All CPU Meter Settings to allow HWiNFO configuration.
  • Added pre-configured GPU Meters for systems with multiple video cards to make configuration slightly easier.
  • Enhanced GPU Meter to support Qualcomm Adreno GPUs (preliminary, requires HWiNFO support).
  • Major enhancements to Weather Meter to improve support for Weather Channel language-specific data and webpages.
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to auto-configure languages, added custom action menu to simplify manual configuration.
  • Enhanced Weather Meter show correct sunrise/sunset times (TWC does not have correct times in forecasts).
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to show day length, sun angle, and moonrise/moonset times.
  • Revised FixedPrecisionFormat Lua script to work with inline Lua.
3.0.2 - 2018-03-17:
  • Corrected Weather Meter gadgets for date formatting issue when using leading zeros.
  • Revised Weather Meter to fix spurious "RegExp matching error" message in the log.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter clock speed display when using HWiNFO and having a CPU with more than 10 physical cores.
  • Corrected All CPU Meter processor name display for Intel Xeon CPUs.
  • Enhanced Chronometer Settings to simplify customized time display.
  • Corrected error in Digital Chronometer that did not display AM/PM properly after noon/midnight transition.
  • Corrected Network Settings to properly display service status in non-US locales.
  • Updated ActiveNet plugin to use latest Rainmeter SDK and Visual Studio 2017.
3.0.1 - 2017-08-04:
Attribution
  • All CPU Meter gadget based on All CPU Meter by James Musix.
  • Calendar gadget is LuaCalendar 5.0 by Smurfier, with scaling enhancement added by TGonZ0, with localization and style mods by me.
  • Clock gadget uses techniques from the System skin in JSMeterVIII 8.0 by JSMorley.
  • Network Meter gadget based on NetTraffic by JSMorley.
  • Weather Meter gadget uses the Weather.com JSON V3 include templates by JSMorley/OnyxBlack/Xenium/SilverAzide, and includes translations from VClouds Weather 2 by VClouds, and includes 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.
  • Welcome gadget uses the ConfigActive plugin by JSMorley.
  • Additional code cleanup and tweaks by Milamber33.
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Nice work!
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Very nice, thanks for sharing!
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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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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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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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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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