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Windows 7: Gadgets always on top...

14 Apr 2011   #21
samdatum

Windows 7 Professional enterprise x32
 
 

nomisqc: Thanks! Problem solved.


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20 Mar 2012   #22
goyta

Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 x64
 
 

I am having this problem. None of my gadgets is set to be always on top - I don't want them to be. I have currently five gadgets on my desktop: Calendar, Clock, Weather, All CPU Meter and Currency.

The problem happens when I click on the Show Desktop button (the rightmost, transparent one on the Taskbar). Then, one or more gadgets (how many, and which, are completely random) stay always on top. The right-click menu option shows Always on Top off (unchecked), yet they are always on top.

Nomisqc's workaround works, and I've found another one: turning Always on Top on for the stubborn gadgets, then off again. Then they don't stay always on top until the next time I click on the Show Desktop button. But it's still annoying to have to apply these workarounds - I'd like this to simply not happen!

This started to happen after I reinstalled Windows a couple of weeks ago, but the only different thing I did was to install AMD Catalyst 12.2. Maybe something to do with this driver version?

Any hint? Thanks for your help.
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29 Jul 2015   #23
Latdka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right-click on gadget...uncheck Always On Top!

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/customize-desktop-gadgets
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17 Sep 2015   #24
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

I've had a problem with some gadgets being on top all the time even though the Always on top isn't ticked. I have to tick it then go back and untick it before is goes back to normal. I've done a full virus and malware scan but nothing shows. I haven't installed any new software only games for a very long time.

Sometimes the gadgets don't show even though its listed in startup. I have made a Desktop gadgets short-cut with GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and I click it and they all show again.

I like the gadget feature on Windows 7 but its becoming very annoying.
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