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HTC Phone UI Animated Clock and Weather Desktop Gadget for Windows

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Add a wonderful bit of eye candy to your Windows desktop with this HTC phone UI styled gadget. The gadget is animated, easy to configure, and can be set up with weather based wallpapers to match the current conditions.

Notes: For our example we used the 1.9 stable zip file version. There is also a 2.0 alpha available for those who are feeling adventurous.

Just unzip the contents, add them to an appropriate Program Files folder, and create a shortcut to the HTCHome.exe file.

To access the settings just right click on the gadget or right click on the System Tray icon. Change any settings as needed, click Save, and get ready to enjoy the eye candy. Notice that you can disable the System Tray icon and enable the wallpaper changing if desired.

HTC Home works on Windows Vista/7 and requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1) or higher.

Here is a video showing what HTC Home looks like in action.

HTC Home [CodePlex]

Documentation for Matching Wallpaper setup & General Configuration

Download the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/21/10

Comments (2)

  1. Zack

    Anybody know of a similar app for Linux, more specifically, Ubuntu? I love this, but I don’t want to have Windows just for that. I’d like one for Ubuntu, if someone knows one.

  2. raphy

    im sorry dude but you might as well try finding for yourself coz i have been an ubuntu fanatic as well but i didnt have any luck finding any. and that sucks. i’m using linuxmint right now. try using that one. ciao!

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