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Windows 7: Gadget spacing and buttons

11 Aug 2009   #1

Win 7 Pro 32, Vista Business SP2
Gadget spacing and buttons

(Still) using RC1 I was wondering if i can change the spacing between the gadget. The spacing was much narrower in Vista and i would like to reduce the space between the gadgets. I did not find any settings that would allow me to play around with the spacing.

In W7 those gadget icons that allow me to change the gadgets settings are much bigger then they were in Vista. Any way to make those smaller as well?

Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

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11 Aug 2009   #2

7600 x86

if you hold SHIFT while moving gadgets, it turns off the "snap", and you can move them closer together.
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11 Aug 2009   #3

Win 7 Pro 32, Vista Business SP2
Worked like a charm

Thanks for the tip
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20 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
WOW :)

That tip SAVED me! It was bugging the heck out of me, snapping is the most stupid thing ever created!!!! THANK YOU!

Where did you find that out?
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