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Windows 7: Installing a gadget

12 Nov 2010   #1
Anak

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Installing a gadget

I just downloaded the SphereTimer_English.Gadget, but I do not know how to install it.

I keep seeing that it is usually added to a sidebar, but I would like it down along the system clock.

Is it do-able?


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12 Nov 2010   #2
whs
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If it is a gadget, I doubt you can put it into the system tray. Normally you install a gadget by double clicking on the .exe. But not all gadgets that work in a Vista sidebar will work on the win7 desktop.
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12 Nov 2010   #3
Anak

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One problem, its extension is .Gadget, and not .exe .
Even after I unzipped it, when I went to double click on it, I got the dreaded...

"Would you like Windows to search the web for a program that will open this file"?
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12 Nov 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Copy it into the gadgets folder this way.

Start shell:gadgets then click on it to open the folder, then to copy your gadget into it.

Then right click on your destop to open gadgets & see if it is there, so you can click on it to start it.
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12 Nov 2010   #5
A Guy

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If you are now just trying to install it? Rename the .gadget file to .zip.

Open the C:\Users\(your user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

Create a new folder and name it the same as the gadget file:

SphereTimer_English.gadget

Extract the contents of the renamed zip file to this folder. Now go to your gadgets control panel and the SphereTimer should be there. A Guy
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13 Nov 2010   #6
Anak

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Copy it into the gadgets folder this way.

Start shell:gadgets then click on it to open the folder, then to copy your gadget into it.

Then right click on your destop to open gadgets & see if it is there, so you can click on it to start it.
DB, I have no shell:gadgets, when I search for just shell I got first pix.

Then I found Windows Powershell but when I went to drag the file to the x86 C prompt I got the second "red" pix....

For the Admin WPS I got the third "yellow" pix...

For one thing I'm thinking I have to re-enable "scripts"


EDIT:
will try A Guy's tip an get back....


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13 Nov 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is what mine looks like.

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13 Nov 2010   #8
Anak

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Okay I have the unzipped SphereTimer_English.gadget file in the

C:\Users\Amln0\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\SphereTimer_English.gadget Folder.

But I'll be darned if I can find the gadgets control panel
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13 Nov 2010   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I wonder if they got turned off ?

Gadgets - Turn On or Off
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13 Nov 2010   #10
A Guy

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No gadgets choice on right click on desktop context menu?

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