Updated: 10/11/2021 by Computer Hope
Weather widget

Alternatively called a gadget, a widget is an additional feature or extension to a program, operating system GUI (graphical user interface), or web page, which enables additional features. A widget is designed to improve the user's overall experience.

A widget or gadget can add a wide variety of functionality, including icons, menus, and buttons. A widget can also include new add-ons that give users the latest news, sports scores, stocks, weather information, traffic reports, calendars, mini-games, quotes, and more.

Widgets and gadgets are often made available through the website that supports them. Below are links to web pages with gadgets and widgets and instructions for adding widgets.

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