Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Desktop Gadgets

17 Jan 2012   #1
fdezarra

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
Desktop Gadgets

I am looking for some kind of shortcut to make desktop gadgets appear and disappear like they do in Mac OS.

I have searched but have not found anything like this.

Can anyone help?

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Jan 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Fdezarra, and welcome to Seven Forums.

OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be what you are after to toggle hiding and showing all gadgets on the desktop.

Desktop Gadgets - Hide or Show

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #3
fdezarra

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Thanks for the reply, Shawn. This is a more permanent solution.

What I am looking for is a quick key or mouse gesture which would bring forth the gadgets and then performing the same action would make them go away, regardless of whatever application you are on at that moment.

Do you know if this exists for windows?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Jan 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you just want to be able to get a quick view of the gadgets, and not actually hide them?

If so, you could use the Show Desktop button for Aero Peek to do this.

Show Desktop
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #5
fdezarra

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Thanks. I'm sure that you helped either directly or indirectly but i realized that pressing the windows tab and spacebar replicates aeropeek. I will use this.

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2012   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Fdezarra. Actually, you would just need to press the Windows Key + Spacebar for Aero Peek.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Desktop Gadgets




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win 7 Desktop Gadgets ?
Are widows seven desktop gadgets still considered a security threat - is there a recommended alternate (mostly clock) for them is security issues are still there ? Thanks....TRinAz
Gadgets
Desktop gadgets
Does anyone know were to get more desktop gadgets? I'm not sure were to look.
Gadgets
Can't use 'desktop' or gadgets
I posted in another thread but i think maybe my problem is different. I had a BSOD and rebooted etc. Since then i have no gadgets nor can i display any shortcuts on the desktop or any files. Previously i could. I ran a scan of my disk and it reported back no errors. I...
General Discussion
Desktop Gadgets
My desktop gadgets were working fine until now I cant even change the settings i.e. when I click on the link to change desktop gadgets absolutely nothing happens. However, I can close already installed gadgets, but of course cant get them back now. Any one else had a similar problem?
Software
Can't add gadgets to the desktop
I'm having a problem. I can't add gadgets to the desktop. I right-click in the desktop and then Gadgets and doesn't open. I tried in control panel and doesn't open either. I rebooted and nothing. What can I do? :confused:
Gadgets


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App