How to Show Widgets in Windows 10 – Widgets are one of the features that exist in Windows. There are many benefits that we can get by activating and displaying the widget. For example, here:
- To enhance the appearance.
- To activate certain functions.
- And others.
The widget itself was originally introduced in Windows Vista. But for the first time myself using it in Windows 7 first.
Unfortunately, in the current Windows 10, widgets have been removed, or rather hidden. In fact, this widget in Windows 10 looks cool, you know. But don’t worry, for those of you who are curious and want to activate it, please follow the steps that I will share here.
How to Show Widgets in Windows 10
Displaying widgets in Windows 10 is not a difficult thing. But first, we need an internet connection first.
In addition, make sure that Windows on your computer has the latest version updated.
Through the Windows Store
The Windows Store is one of the built-in features of Windows, which allows us to install certain applications. There are many types of these applications, you know. And among them, of course there is a widget, for example, such as:
- And others.
For how to install the widget application is very easy:
- Try opening the Windows Store on Windows 10.
- After that, please find what widget you want.
- Finally, just install it.
After the application is installed, the application will immediately become a widget which will certainly beautify your desktop appearance.
Examples like this clock:
Some applications, however, may require further preparatory steps. Like the clock example above, I have to set it first before it appears on the desktop.
Using the Rainmeter
Apart from the Windows Store, we can also use an application called Rainmeter. This Rainmeter is quite well known, and has been around for a long time. I’ve been using it since Windows 7 first.
Not bad, to enhance the appearance. In addition, the widgets available here can be said to have many variants.
Here’s how to use Rainmeter:
- Install the Rainmeter application first (Use standard).
- After the application is installed, please open it.
- If so, then Rainmeter default widget will appear on your Windows 10.
The default widgets available on Rainmeter include:
- CPU Meter.
- Network Meter.
- RAM Usage.
- Disk and Calendar.
For customization, we can search again at Rainmeter.net/discover. As for the tutorials themselves, there are many available on YouTube. Please check again later.
Using Other Widget Applications
Finally, we can also use other applications that have similar features, to display widgets in Windows 10.
These applications have many choices, really. There are types such as Rainmeter (have a built-in widget), or certain applications that have their own functions but can appear on the desktop.
Examples of widget applications include:
- Windows Desktop Gadgets.
- HD widgets.
- And so forth.
These applications usually provide various types of widgets, ranging from clocks, calendars, and others. While applications with separate functions, but can appear on the desktop like a widget, including:
- Sticky Note.
- And much more.