Microsoft’s Windows 11 Widgets receive useful additions for monitoring CPU, memory, and GPU usage

Pranav Bhardwaj

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In an exciting development for Windows 11 users, Microsoft has unveiled a range of new widgets that allow for real-time monitoring of CPU, memory, GPU usage, and more. These additions come as part of the latest release of the Dev Home app, promising a more practical and informative widget experience.

The new widgets, unlike the typical assortment or cluttered news feeds found on MSN, provide users with valuable insights into their system performance. With these widgets, individuals can effortlessly track processor utilization, speed, memory usage, GPU temperatures, and usage, as well as Wi-Fi or Ethernet speeds. Although similar information can be obtained through the Game Bar, Windows Task Manager, or apps like HWiNFO64, the convenience of accessing the widgets via the Windows key + W shortcut adds an additional level of ease and accessibility.

To experience these new widgets firsthand, interested Windows 11 users can head to the Microsoft Store and install the Dev Home Preview app. Once installed, the widgets can be accessed through the Windows Widgets section (Winkey + W) and easily added using the + button located at the top. You don’t need to be a Windows Insider to try these new additions.

Dev Home (Preview)
Dev Home (Preview)
Price: Free

It is important to note that the current version of the Dev Home widgets is marked as “PRE,” indicating their unstable and raw nature. Users may encounter unresponsive behavior or occasional disappearance from the board. Additionally, resizing support is limited, with only the large variant being a viable option. However, users remain hopeful that Microsoft will address these issues and enhance the widget experience with future updates, aiming for a more delightful and seamless Windows 11 experience.

Overall, the addition of these useful widgets marks a positive step forward for Windows 11, offering users a convenient and efficient way to monitor their system’s performance and stay informed about crucial metrics.

Via: TheVerge