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Windows 7: Gadgets problem

23 Sep 2010   #1
Michael r

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Gadgets problem

Hi!

I've been using Win 7 for roughly 9 months.
In the last week I've encountered a problem with the gadgets...
when i press "show desktop" the gadgets disappear and they reappear only when i press "show desktop" again or open a window and minimize it.
i tried system restore but when i opened the restore window it said there are no restore points (which is weird considering the fact the auto creation of restore points is enabled).
how can i fix the problem with the gadgets?

many thanks,
Michael


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23 Sep 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Michael, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is what it's suppose to do. When you click on "Show Desktop", it clears the desktop of all opened windows and gadgets so you will be able to see all shortcuts and files that you have on the desktop. This action cannot be changed.

If you only hover the mouse pointer over the "Show Desktop" button on the taskbar, it will only make the opened windows transparent (Aero Peek). The gadgets will still be seen.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Sep 2010   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote:
i tried system restore but when i opened the restore window it said there are no restore points (which is weird considering the fact the auto creation of restore points is enabled).
Have you switched off UAC recently . I had no restore points and after a little delving i discovered that turning UAC off deletes the restore points ive since rectified it with a little help from Bare Foot Kid who has written a tutorial that enables restore points to be created at start up. HERE
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24 Sep 2010   #4
Michael r

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

thanks for your replies...
are you sure the gadgets supposed to disappear when you press "show desktop"?
it never happened before and it's very annoying.
is it possible to prevent it from happening?
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24 Sep 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

They always have for me.

No way of preventing it other that hover over "Show desktop" for Aero Peek instead.
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25 Sep 2010   #6
Mosharino

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Your post sounds kinda like the problem i was having, please see this post Gadgets disappearing

Hope this helps

Tom
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25 Sep 2010   #7
Michael r

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mosharino View Post
Your post sounds kinda like the problem i was having, please see this post Gadgets disappearing

Hope this helps

Tom
thanks a lot!!!

uninstalling IE9 fixed the problem.


i hope microsoft will fix the problem in the official release of IE9...



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