How to add Windows 10 temperature widget in taskbar/desktop

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Windows 10 includes a native Weather app, but that doesn’t enable you to add a temperate widget to the taskbar. A temperate widget that tells you what the current temperate is in your town or city would be a handy addition to the taskbar.

However, there are a few third-party programs with which you can add temperature widgets to the taskbar, system tray, or wider Windows desktop.


How can I add a temperature widget on the taskbar/desktop?

WeatherBug is a weather application that provides you with an updated and exact forecast, while also displaying the temperature for a selected world region on with its taskbar icon.

Installing WeatherBug

  1. Download the WeatherBug app.
  2. Open the WeatherBug’s setup wizard.
    WeatherBug installer windows 10 temperature widget in taskbar
  3. Go through the installer to add WeatherBug to Windows.

Configuring WeatherBug

  1. After opening WeatherBug’s window, you’ll need to enter your region. Click the location drop-down menu at the top of WeatherBug.
  2. Click the Add Location option.
  3. Enter a location name to add it. Then select the location.
  4. WeatherBug will now display the temperature for your selected region on its taskbar icon as in the snapshot directly below. To change that from Fahrenheit to Celsius, click the settings button at the top right of WeatherBug’s window.
    WeatherBug temperature widget windows 10 temperature widget in taskbar
  5. Click Settings to open the options shown directly below. Then click Units to switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
    Units option windows 10 temperature widget in taskbar
  6. To add WeatherBug to the system startup, click Launch Options.
  7. Turn on the Launch at startup option.
  8. WeatherBug also displays a weather temperature widget on the system tray as shown directly below. To select an alternative color for that system tray icon, click the settings button in WeatherBug.
    WeatherBug system tray icon windows 10 temperature widget in taskbar
  9. Select Customize > Temperature in the tray to open the options shown directly below.
    System tray icon option windows 10 temperature widget in taskbar
  10. Select an alternative color for WeatherBug’s system tray icon.

⇒ Download WeatherBug

8GadgetPack allows you to have the weather widget on the desktop instead of the taskbar.

This great tool allows you to customize the way your temperature is being shown, and you can also modify its position and colors.

Installing 8GadgetPack

  1. Download 8GadgetPack.
  2. Click the Download Now button there to save its setup wizard.
  3. Open the 8GadgetPack Setup window.
    8GadgetPack Setup windows 10 temperature widget in taskbar
  4. Click Install to add the software to Windows.

Configuring the Weather Center widget

  1. After installing it, open 8GadgetPack.
  2. 8GadetPack opens as a sidebar, which includes a default WeatherCenter widget. You can drag the weather widget off the sidebar onto the desktop.
    Weather widgets windows 10 temperature widget in taskbar
  3. Click the WeatherCenter widget’s wrench button to open settings for it.
  4. Enter your region on the Location tab.
    WeatherCenter options windows 10 temperature widget in taskbar
  5. You can also select alternative weather forecasters on the drop-down menu.
  6. Click the OK option.

⇒ Download 8GadgetPack

The WeatherBug and 8GadgetPack are two third-party programs you can add temperature widgets to the Windows 10 taskbar and desktop with.

A new WeatherBug app is also in the pipeline, which will probably be better than the current one. With those temperature widgets, you can see whether you’ll need a coat or not before heading out.

FAQ: Learn more about Windows 10 temperature widgets

  • What is a good CPU temp?

Even though the values vary a lot, the temperature of your PC while gaming should not go over 80°C.

  • Can you check CPU temp Windows 10?

Windows 10 doesn’t have a specialized app for checking temperatures, but find out how to check PC temperature efficiently on Windows 10.

  • How hot is too hot for the CPU?

Your processor should not be hotter than 75°C. Check out how to fix high CPU temperature in Windows 10.

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