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


Gadgets Revived Sidebar for Windows 11 and Windows 10

Many people, including myself, still love the desktop gadgets that were introduced in Windows Vista. They were removed completely in Windows 8 which made many people unhappy. Here is good news for everyone who loved and missed Desktop Gadgets in Windows 11/10/8.1 Gadgets Revived, a new project is available. It’s taken a little longer than we were expecting, but finally a good software is now available to get desktop gadgets featured in Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 versions. Unlike other gadget packs out there for Windows 11/10/8.1, Desktop Gadgets Reviver not only adds gadgets to your desktop but also adds Gadgets entry to the desktop context menu and Control Panel, just like in Windows 7.

For all gadget fans who enjoyed and had fun with them, here is the revived version of Desktop Gadgets/Sidebar that is compatible with Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 8.1!

How to Download and Install Desktop Gadgets for Windows 11

  1. Download the Desktop gadgets installer using the “Download” button at bottom of this page.
  2. Unpack it to any folder and run.
  3. Installer supports all possible Windows 11 and Windows 10 languages, so you will get gadgets and sidebar’s interface with your native language. It is able to detect the required language automatically and install it for Sidebar. Select the installer language.
  4. Gadgets Revieved languages

    Gadgets Revieved setup Windows 11

  5. Review the components to be available and click on the Install button.
  6. Gadgets Revieved components

  7. Wait for the installer to finish its job, and you will instantly get gadgets on your Desktop.

Desktop Gadgets Reviver pack integrates into the desktop context menu and Control Panel. That is, you can quickly access Gadgets window by right-clicking on the desktop, and clicking Gadgets. The other cool feature is that you can also hide all gadgets on the desktop by right-clicking on desktop, clicking View, and then clicking Show desktop gadgets.

Desktop context menu

Once Desktop Gadgets pack is installed, it will automatically open Gadgets window that we’re familiar with. By default, just like in Windows 7, Gadgets window includes a total of eight gadgets: Calendar, Clock, CPU Meter, Currency, Feed Headlines, Picture Puzzle, Slide Show, and Weather. Moreover, you will be able to install new gadgets from our site.

Familiar 'Gadgets' window

Uninstalling the package

If you dislike gadgets, you can easily uninstall the package. All you need to do is to open the Settings app (press Win + I), and then go to the Apps & features > Apps section.

Ununstall Gadgets Revieved

Find the Windows Gadgets entry and select Uninstall to remove it.