Confessions of a Windows Enthusiast

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Temperature Converter Gadget

I've created a new gadget for the Windows Sidebar which allows you to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice-versa. I thought it might be useful to some people.

You can download it at

Using it is quite easy:

  • To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, type the value in and press SHIFT-TAB.
  • To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, type the value in and press TAB.

Version is already in the works which allows for different styles and automatic updating of the fields when you change their values, much like the Currency gadget. Just wanted to get this one out the door early so to speak.

(Also - if you haven't already, check out the Uptime Gadget -




  • Any chance of making it include some sort of web-updates for current temperatures? Like the weather gadget - but with a arbitrary convert feature?

    Look at the weather gadget's code for hints maybe? I don't know, but I love your gadgets.

    November 20, 2006 1:54 PM
  • Tufty said:

    Cool. Thanks for the link. Have you made any other gadgets? I'm sure it would be handy to have a gadget that could convert other types of units. Feet to meters, miles to kilometres, that sort of thing.

    March 11, 2007 4:30 PM

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