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Downloads:

11,667

Downloads of v 33.0:

1,774

Last Update:

25 Aug 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Helmut Buhler

Tags:

8gadgetpack windows gadgets sidebar

8GadgetPack (Install)

This is not the latest version of 8GadgetPack (Install) available.

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33.0 | Updated: 25 Aug 2020

Downloads:

11,667

Downloads of v 33.0:

1,774

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Helmut Buhler

8GadgetPack (Install) 33.0

This is not the latest version of 8GadgetPack (Install) available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install 8GadgetPack (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade 8GadgetPack (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To uninstall 8GadgetPack (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade 8gadgetpack -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'33.0'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade 8gadgetpack -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'33.0'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install 8gadgetpack
  win_chocolatey:
    name: 8gadgetpack
    version: '33.0'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package '8gadgetpack' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '33.0'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller 8gadgetpack
{
    Name     = "8gadgetpack"
    Version  = "33.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { '8gadgetpack':
  ensure   => '33.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 26 Aug 2020.

Description


choco://8gadgetpack

To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support


Screenshot of 9GadgetPack

About 8GadgetPack

8GadgetPack makes it possible to use gadgets on Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8.

FAQ

Is it free?
Yes, completely

Should I install the Anniversary Update of Windows 10?
Yes, most gadgets will work with the current version of 8GadgetPack (v21). If you have an older version installed, simply install the new version to make the gadgets work again.

I didn't really use gadgets previously. Is it really worth installing these?
You should try it. The gadgets included are really useful when working with the PC. Unlike Metro-Apps gadgets can access useful system-information. The included Clipboard-Manager gadget for example will highly improve your productivity. With the Sidebar gadget, you can make the gadgets visible while working with maximized windows. Monitoring network traffic, setting the volume with one click and having an analog clock visible all the time are things you don't want to give up once you get used to it.

Windows 10 updated and automatically uninstalled 8GadgetPack!
Older versions of 8GadgetPack wern't compatible. Just reinstall the current version and everything should work.

Win+G on Windows 10 is assigned to the game bar. But I want to use it to access my gadgets!
Version 15 and later lets you override the shortcut to use it for gadgets. You can control this option in the 8GadgetPack Tools menu.

The gadgets look very tiny, especially on screens with high resolutions. Can they be made bigger?
Windows 8.1 (and Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 11 installed) introduced a bug that prevented gadgets from scaling properly according to the DPI-setting. In version 13 I was finally able to find a workaround that fixes this. You just need to upgrade to solve this. You can even configure a custom scaling by using the registry files found in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\8GadgetPack".

What are the requirements?
This works on Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10. Administrative rights are required to install.

Does it work on Windows 7?
Yes! Version 12 and higher can be installed even on Windows 7. Windows 7 already does have gadgets by default, but this program gives you an easy way to install many high-quality gadgets. It can also bring the gadgets back in case they were disabled or uninstalled. In case you don't like 8GadgetPack you can uninstall it and still use the gadgets provided by Windows 7.

Why is there a sidebar? Windows 7 didn't have one.
This is actually just a gadget to help you keeping the gadgets organized and visible. You can right-click on it and select "close sidebar" to do so. Even with the sidebar the gadgets can still be moved onto the desktop as you like. Or you can even add more sidebars by adding the gadget "7 Sidebar". This is especially useful when working with multiple monitors. You can also make the sidebar appear automatically when touching the border and customize its design. Right-click on it and select options to do so.

(more on website)

PACKAGE NOTES


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tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName    = '8gadgetpack'
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url            = 'https://8gadgetpack.net/dl_330/8GadgetPackSetup.msi'
$checksum       = '04b45032bebfca4d6a3e7d4082e9871e8d7432950a05ee1a087f75959e428473'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  url           = $url
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
  silentArgs    = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
  softwareName  = '8GadgetPack'
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256' 
}

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  
  

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
8GadgetPack (Install) 34.0 2334 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Approved
8GadgetPack (Install) 33.0 1774 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Approved
8GadgetPack (Install) 29.0 2692 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Approved
8GadgetPack (Install) 28.0 1018 Saturday, February 23, 2019 Approved
8GadgetPack (Install) 26.0 985 Friday, May 18, 2018 Approved
8GadgetPack (Install) 25.0 619 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Approved
8GadgetPack (Install) 23.0 554 Friday, September 1, 2017 Approved
8GadgetPack (Install) 22.0 594 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Approved
8GadgetPack (Install) 21.0 487 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Approved

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