Speedfan Temperature Widget

The Speedfan Temperature widget displays system information, such as temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds on your desktop in an aethetically pleasing format. The widget gets its information from Speedfan, a 3rd party program. Speedfan must be installed separately from the widget. The widget’s color scheme is customizable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I just installed the widget, and it doesn’t work!

A: You also need to install a separate program called Speedfan, available here. Speedfan actually gets the temperature data from the computer, and my widget displays it on your desktop. Since I did not write Speedfan, I cannot distribute it with my application. This may change in the future if the author of Speedfan allows me to distribute his program with my widget.

Q: I installed Speedfan, and the widget still doesn’t work!

A: You probably do not have the “console services” for the widget engine installed. For some reason, when you install Yahoo Widget Engine, it sometimes installs these, and sometimes does not. The solution to this problem is to uninstall the widget engine, and reinstall using the download link on yahoo.com. Once you reinstall, go to the widget page and redownload. It should work fine now. If not, please e-mail me and I will do my best to help you.

Q: I noticed there is an executable file embedded in the widget. Is this a virus?

A: No, this file, speedread.exe is a program written by Jozerworx, and is part of the functionality of the widget. Recently, a virus called Exploit.Win32.SQLexp was created that disguised itself as my widget. This lead to some lower quality anti-virus packages labeling version 6.2 of my widget as a virus. Version 6.3 corrects this problem.

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