HTC Metro Home brings Windows Phone 7 style to Windows

HTC Home is a fair popular widget for Windows Vista and Windows 7, and the Metro style from Windows Phone 7, it is also gaining popularity; so developers at HTC wanted to take a little bit of advantage of this. And now they have created and released Metro Home, which is a remake from the HTC Home widget for Windows, but with an interface much like Windows Phone 7.

Metro Home widget for Windows is really easy to use, it is portable, customizable — to a point –, and it has a dynamic interface. With this widget you can display time and date, local weather, and four days forecast. It also comes with a small picture frame or image slideshow; at the moment you cannot set the path to your pictures from the settings, but you can easily go to the folder path Metro-Home-folder\Widgets\WeatherClock\Pictures and drop all the picture you like. And all of this is displayed in tiles just like Windows Phone 7.

There is not installation required, just download the widget from the link below, extract the content to an empty folder, and double-click MetroHome.exe, and you are good to go!

In customization you are able to:

  • Change the color theme to any color you like.
  • Choose a weather provider and refresh rate.
  • Slideshow time interval.
  • Temperature and time format.
  • You can set your location.
  • Size the widget to fit your desktop.

In other to use Metro Home widget you should have a computer running Windows Vista or Windows 7 either 32 or 64-bit operating system version, an internet connection, and you should have installed Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

Overall there is no  much to say about Metro Home widget other that it works well, it is great widget for Windows desktop, and it looks good and clean.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.