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Windows 7: Gadgets Don't Download

07 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Gadgets Don't Download

I have gone to the Windows gadget Web site (Get more gadgets online) and have tried to download/install additional gadgets to the gadgets in the Control Panel. However, when I click download nothing happens, or if I click on the gadget and then download it says install. Again clicking on install nothing happens. How do I download additional gadgets into the Control Panel gadgets window/folder?

Thanks.

Ken Burenga



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07 Sep 2010   #2

DOS^
 
 

Did same for me. Go to gadget you want, Click:

Download>>>Install>>>Open>>>Install
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07 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Gadgets

The gadget only says download and install. Once i have done that where on my hard drive can I find the file to open and install? When I download the gadget it doesn't seem to download at all.

Ken Burenga
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07 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I use Firefox and have its download manager set to always ask where to download files, so when I go here and select a gadget, it then opens a detailed page for that gadget. On the detail page, click the download button and save to a folder of your choice (I use something like D:\Username\Documents\Saved\Computers\Windows Seven\Icons and Themes\Gadgets). Then open that folder and double-click the gadget to install. (must have gadgets on beforehand - right click on the desktop and select gadgets.)
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07 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I use Firefox too. However, when I click on the gadget to download it doesn't even ask me if I want to run or download the file. Nothing seems to happen.
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07 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Give us an example of the gadget you tried, and we'll see what happens when we try it.

Desktop and Sideshow gadgets - Microsoft Windows
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07 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried downloading it in another browser? I switched to Firefox primarily for the download accelerator DownThemAll which works really well. Also, just a thought, when right clicking on the desktop, there are two places to check for gadgets; at the bottom of the right click menu and under the view settings at the bottom. I believe the latter has to be turned on first. Is it a particular gadget that won't download; have you gotten other gadgets to work before?

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07 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Guys --

Here is the gadget I am trying to download.

Windows Live Gallery

Thanks for your help.
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07 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Works OK for me; might want to try this.
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07 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

1. Click on "Download" and then click on "Install".
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2. Save the gadget to the desktop.
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3. Double click the downloaded gadget or just drag and drop it in the gadget window.

OR
Click on this direct link to the gadget
http://download.gallery.start.com/d.dll/1~2~122~105015/NeptuneDigitalClock[1.5].gadget


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