Gadgets are fun and useful—watch this video to learn more. (0:54)
Gadgets put information and fun—like news, pictures, games, and the phases of the moon—right on your desktop.
In Windows Vista, gadgets were corralled in the Sidebar. Windows 7 sets them free on the screen, where you can move and resize them as you like. Open windows getting in the way of your gadgets? Use Peek to make them instantly reappear.