Adding a handy-dashboard to Windows 10 using Win10 Widgets

 

After looking around for a replacement to the ugly (and deprecated) Windows 7 Gadgets that I’d previously used as a system status dashboard, I came across this project by TJ Markham:

Win10Widgets-Screenshot

Not only is this widget pack (almost) perfect for my needs, it also comes with a single installer for both the widgets and Rainmeter (which it runs on top of). All instructions can be found at http://win10widgets.com/ as well as setup videos to help you along.

To make the perfect dashboard for me, I needed to add a ping test which was unfortunately not included in the Win10 Widgets pack. I used Ping by killall-q on deviantart. Download the *.rmskin file from here and open it after installing Win10 Widgets.

All that’s left to to is enable the Win10 Widgets and Ping and arrange them as you desire. I put the ping test on top of the Win10 Widgets Date/Time module for a unified look (see image below):

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