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Windows 7: Gadgets Download

08 May 2011   #1

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Gadgets Download

I am unable to download any of the third party gadgets from windows live galllery. After I click install, nothing happens, I do not get an acknowledgement of anything downloading, and of course nothing appears in my download folder. I am baffled.

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08 May 2011   #2

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Welcome to Seven Forums bartonmaru. What browser are you using? When you click install, you should get a download dialog asking you to run or save. A Guy
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09 May 2011   #3

win 7 Home 64
 
 

Guy, I am using the old standby, Mozilla Firefox 3.6.16. I never get the run or save dialog box. I click install, and nothing happens. And after a few trys I give up.
Thank you, Barton.
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09 May 2011   #4

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I rarely use FF, but when I clicked install I get this dialog:

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What happens if you press Ctrl+j ? Does the gadget show in your downloads? On Tools> Options screen, where do you have downloads set to download to? Did you look there?

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A Guy


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10 May 2011   #5

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

You could try right click and save as to kind of forcefully download the file. Once you get the file you can just double click it to install it. I usually save all my gadgets so I can install them again if I reload anyhow and that is how I do it.
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10 May 2011   #6

win 7 Home 64
 
 

Guy,
I just tried to download the HAL 9000 Gadget. There is no download activity happening at all. My Downloads Folder has no new items, Nor the does the programs files (x86)\windows sidebar\gadgets folder [except the ones loaded with Win 7.

Barton
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10 May 2011   #7

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

Have you tried downloading with Windows Internet Explorer ?

Can you DL this SF Clock Gadget attachment ?


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File Type: zip SFDigitalClock.MULTI.zip (479.7 KB, 82 views)
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10 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Make sure nothing is interfering, such as an add-on like No-Script, if you have it installed.

Have you tried in a different browser, say IE?

What are the results of that?
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10 May 2011   #9

win 7 Home 64
 
 

Dear Doc Brown & Airbot, I am ashamed to admit it, but I have just turned traitor to Mozilla: I tried IE, that came with my computer, and Lo! Behold! We have download! It a darn shame folks need two web browsers just to used the internet.
Thank you both,
Barton
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10 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Works OK for me in Firefox 4.0.1, and IE9, so might be some issue (addon) or something with your Firefox install.

At least you can get them downloaded though.
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