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Windows 7: Gadgets and Show Desktop

20 Oct 2010   #1
BBullit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Version 6.1.7600
 
 
Gadgets and Show Desktop

So this is a minor one, hopefully...

Is there a way to disable Windows 7 from hiding the gadgets when using show desktop? (e.g. keyboard [Windows] + [D]) I have a mouse button bound to show desktop as well and use it quite frequently--however, hiding all of the gadgets is not what I want it to do... Any info?


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26 Oct 2010   #2
Mosharino

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Hi,

By default when you click 'Show Desktop' the gadgets should still remain in view. Some ppl say that they disappear by nature, i believe that this is not the case.

I had similar behaviour once and it turned out to be IE 9 Beta causing the gadgets to vanish upon clicking show desktop. Here is the thread >

Gadgets disappearing

Hope this helps

Tom
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26 Oct 2010   #3
BBullit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Version 6.1.7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mosharino View Post
Hi,

By default when you click 'Show Desktop' the gadgets should still remain in view. Some ppl say that they disappear by nature, i believe that this is not the case.

I had similar behaviour once and it turned out to be IE 9 Beta causing the gadgets to vanish upon clicking show desktop. Here is the thread >

Gadgets disappearing

Hope this helps

Tom
Aha! Any ideas as to how IE9 actually causes this? I'll be uninstalling shortly...
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26 Oct 2010   #4
Mosharino

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Hi,

I'm afraid i don't know what in particular was causing it. I have been to busy to play around and see.

Tom
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26 Oct 2010   #5
BBullit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Version 6.1.7600
 
 

No worries, if I were more knowledgeable I'd try to find it myself... Thanks for your help! =)
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28 Oct 2010   #6
adamkhan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

what about if you're using the vista sidebar on 7? is there any way to stop the sidebar disappearing?
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29 Oct 2010   #7
Mosharino

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamkhan View Post
what about if you're using the vista sidebar on 7? is there any way to stop the sidebar disappearing?
Hi,

I don't have Windows Vista installed to see if this issue happens on it. I know for a fact that the IE9 beta causes the 'show dessktop' to hide the gadgets aswell on both 32 and 64 bit variants of Win7.

I also have not installed the Vista Sidebar on 7 to see.

Have you IE9 Beta installed? Does it effect the Sidebar?

Tom
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30 Oct 2010   #8
adamkhan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mosharino View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamkhan View Post
what about if you're using the vista sidebar on 7? is there any way to stop the sidebar disappearing?
Hi,

I don't have Windows Vista installed to see if this issue happens on it. I know for a fact that the IE9 beta causes the 'show dessktop' to hide the gadgets aswell on both 32 and 64 bit variants of Win7.

I also have not installed the Vista Sidebar on 7 to see.

Have you IE9 Beta installed? Does it effect the Sidebar?

Tom
yep I have IE9 installed, but I've had this problem from before
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