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Windows 7: Gadgets always on top...

24 Oct 2009   #11
Mistral1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

"what do you mean you never saw it in RTM? Did you downgrade? "




A trial RTM ie not RC Beta, However testing a Win 7 Full Retail Ultimate has shown this is not relevant as the issue for me now appears to be ONLY when a web page is full screen, When show desktop is used completely and then when the page is returned to view the gadgets appear on top every time.

The way around this is to drag a web page to fit full screen and use that, as opposed to clicking the full screen window in the top right hand corner !

Overall it has to be one of the best roll-outs ever for MS a great product very few issues very pleased


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24 Oct 2009   #12
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

just for clarification, Retail == RTM. Secondly, Can you give me more clear steps to reproduce it? Be very specific of each step and which browser you are using, which gadgets you have up etc.
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24 Oct 2009   #13
Mistral1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
just for clarification, Retail == RTM. Secondly, Can you give me more clear steps to reproduce it? Be very specific of each step and which browser you are using, which gadgets you have up etc.
RTM - Release to manufacturing.

If you have a FULL web page open (maximised) then click show desktop then click ie8 icon on taskbar to bring it back the gadgets are on top every time - no matter what gadgets I use.

If a slightly minimised web page is used as above its fine no issues at all.

HTH
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24 Oct 2009   #14
dannyj

Windows 7
 
 

This works! Thanks.
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24 Oct 2009   #15
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mistral1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
just for clarification, Retail == RTM. Secondly, Can you give me more clear steps to reproduce it? Be very specific of each step and which browser you are using, which gadgets you have up etc.
RTM - Release to manufacturing.

If you have a FULL web page open (maximised) then click show desktop then click ie8 icon on taskbar to bring it back the gadgets are on top every time - no matter what gadgets I use.

If a slightly minimised web page is used as above its fine no issues at all.

HTH
Yes, I'm aware what RTM stands for. And they stamped those same RTM ISO's on the Retail DVD's. Hence the Retail is the exact same as the RTM.

Unfortunately I'm not able to reproduce the issue with your steps provided. It sounds like the weird thing that happened to me when my gadgets stayed on top. Did you try doing what Airbot recommended?
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25 Oct 2009   #16
Mistral1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mistral1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
just for clarification, Retail == RTM. Secondly, Can you give me more clear steps to reproduce it? Be very specific of each step and which browser you are using, which gadgets you have up etc.
RTM - Release to manufacturing.

If you have a FULL web page open (maximised) then click show desktop then click ie8 icon on taskbar to bring it back the gadgets are on top every time - no matter what gadgets I use.

If a slightly minimised web page is used as above its fine no issues at all.

HTH
Yes, I'm aware what RTM stands for. And they stamped those same RTM ISO's on the Retail DVD's. Hence the Retail is the exact same as the RTM.

Unfortunately I'm not able to reproduce the issue with your steps provided. It sounds like the weird thing that happened to me when my gadgets stayed on top. Did you try doing what Airbot recommended?
Yes sorry I see what you mean RTM - crossed wires.

Yes I did try Airbots idea and it did work but came straight back next time show desktop was used, I might add this also happens with Outlook 2007 & Personalization window etc as well as IE8 my guess is any FULL page app/window is affected?

Strange but not the end of the world as a slightly minimised page is free of the issue. Also if you hover the mouse rather than click show desktop button (peek?) its fine on full page.

Edit - Switching OFF Aero themes also stops the issue from occuring on a full page.
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25 Oct 2009   #17
dannyj

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nomisqc View Post
Hey there !

I got the same problem the other day...

Here is a quicker way to fix:

Right-click on the desktop
Select View
Select Show Desktop Gadgets (they will disappear)

Repeat to make them appear again and the problem should be fixed !
This worked for me like perfectly!
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25 Oct 2009   #18
Mistral1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Maybe a coincidence but having changed my graphics driver all is now well - no further issues?
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01 Apr 2011   #19
porkr

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nomisqc View Post
Hey there !

I got the same problem the other day...

Here is a quicker way to fix:

Right-click on the desktop
Select View
Select Show Desktop Gadgets (they will disappear)

Repeat to make them appear again and the problem should be fixed !
Good job -- I needed this fix !
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02 Apr 2011   #20
porkr

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by porkr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nomisqc View Post
Hey there !

I got the same problem the other day...

Here is a quicker way to fix:

Right-click on the desktop
Select View
Select Show Desktop Gadgets (they will disappear)

Repeat to make them appear again and the problem should be fixed !
Good job -- I needed this fix !
Problem with gadgets on top still occuring --- this is temp fix -- any permanent one(s) ?
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