The top 10 Windows 7 desktop gadgets

Clipboard Manager

I've also replaced the Clipboard gadget I was using with Vista. I liked being able to access previous Clipboard items -- without opening an Office app -- but the old one was a little cheesy looking and limited in its functionality. Clipboard Manager looks slick and is feature-rich. You can customize the background to fit your desktop, and not just the color; you can use a photo as the background if you prefer.

By Deb Shinder

Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MVP is a technology consultant, trainer, and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and security. Deb is a tech editor, developmental editor, and contributor to over 20 add...