Free Sidebar Gadgets for Windows 11/10/8.1/7 Desktop


PC Control overview

Version 2.9 released at 10/15/2022

PC Control

PC Control is Windows 11 and Windows 10 gadget aims to do your daily PC routine to be as easy and smooth as possible. This is a great life hack not only for beginners but even for computer geeks. You can easily use all the power functions for your computer — namely shutdown, restart, hibernation, standby or log off.

The Gadget provides two methods of auto action: First — you can run a selected command at a user-defined date and time in the future (you can select a certain day and hour). It is possible to set the gadget to repeat the selected action every day at a specified time after the selected date (the first action will run on a specified day, of course). Second — you can choose a specified time interval (up to 120 minutes with 15 minutes step) starting from the scheduling moment. To prevent damage or data loss, you have the possibility to set a confirmation prompt before any action will be executed.

The main gadget’s frame informs you about the selected auto action and the date and time of the next run. You can also see three buttons: immediately execute selected action, go to control panel, clear the scheduled task. It will help you use the gadget in a more comfortable way.

The PC Control gadget comes with full appearance customization capabilities, as you can easily change the colors of all the elements in the main window, such as the background, the title, date and time, the information string, error messages, etc. Moreover, you can use the gadget in one of two modes: controls only or standard mode. In the first case, the date and time settings are not used. The Gadget works on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

PC Control gadget

Special features

  1. Double click the control icon to open the special PC Control panel.
  2. In the special PC Control panel double click the appropriate icon to perform the desired action immediately.

Show changelog

Version 2.9 - Improved code. (Released at 10/15/2022).

Version 2.8 - Fixed bug. (Released at 04/26/2022).

Version 2.7 - Changed show PC controls icons procedure. (Released at 04/13/2022).

Version 2.7 - Changed show PC controls icons procedure. (Released at 04/13/2022).

Version 2.6 - Changed main gadget’s icon. Changed back icon. Removed unnecessary function. (Released at 06/17/2021).

Version 2.5 - Added date and time format settings (see #2 settings tab). (Released at 04/11/2020).

Version 2.4 - Improved code. (Released at 02/21/2020).

Version 2.3 - Fixed bug with autoscale DPI under Windows 10. (Released at 08/12/2019).

Version 2.2 - Change main algorithm. Overhauled HTML. Improved code. Improved usability. (Released at 07/23/2018).

Version 2.0 - Added controls only mode (#2 tab). Improved code.

Version 1.9 - Fixed bugs. Improved usability.

Version 1.8 - Improved usability.

Version 1.7 - Fixed working “Stand by” under Windows 8 or above.

Version 1.6 - Working under Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Version 1.5 - Disable hibernate action in settings if hibernate is off.

Version 1.4 - Determine hibernate status and show/hide hibernate icon.

Version 1.3 - Fixed bugs. Improved usability.

Version 1.2 - Fixed bugs. Fixed wrong icons under Windows 8. Added new settings tab.

Version 1.1 - Fixed bugs. Improved working with PC control panel.

Version 1.0 - Release version.