Step 1: Bring Up the Gadget Window
Windows 7, in an effort to de-clutter the desktop, does not automatically add gadgets; you need to do that yourself. Fortunately, it's a pretty easy process.
In this step-by-step tutorial, we'll add the Weather gadget, which puts a weather icon on your desktop. First, right-click in any open space on the Windows 7 desktop. That will bring up the menu seen above. Left-click Gadgets (outlined in red).
Step 2: Choose the Gadget
Step 3: Click to Add the Gadget
- Right-click the "Weather" icon and left-click the "Add" menu item that pops up (outlined in red).
- Left-click the icon and, while holding down the mouse button, drag the icon out of the window and onto the desktop.