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Windows 7: How do I remove the small "toolbar" on the side of gadgets?

24 Aug 2013   #1

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How do I remove the small "toolbar" on the side of gadgets?

I'm talking about the icons that pop up whenever I hover my mouse over the gadgets.
I've tried to find the images in explorer.exe and sidebar.exe but to no avail

Do anyone know what I have to delete and in what .exe/.dll?

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24 Aug 2013   #2

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Welcome to Seven Forums fijsgivo. Gadget folders are located in

C:\users\(User name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

I believe the mouseover settings are in the CSS (or possibly the js) files. Gadgets are for the most part javascript, CSS and XML files and images.

Developing a Gadget for Windows Sidebar Part 3: Settings and Flyouts (Windows)

A Guy
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24 Aug 2013   #3

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Anyone who can help me with this? I don't know jack **** about html or javascript! I tried to look at the code and figure it out but I give up

Here's the file that I don't want to show that "sidebar" when i mouse over it:
http://www.media fire.com/download/asb5zi8lhm24po3/gadget_DHW2013.zip
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02 Sep 2013   #4

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Bump?
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02 Sep 2013   #5

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

If you are talking about the Close, setting and drag on the side then it is in a RCData folder in the sidebar.exe in C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar and C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar.
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02 Sep 2013   #6

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Yes that's exactly what i mean

I deleted the bitmaps in sidebar.exe but the buttons on the side of the gadget persists... damn you Microsoft for making it so hard to crack you OS :P

EDIT:
Sorry, missed one bitmap :S
Now it works but I think I messed up something.. I can't open the sidebar window, the one where you choose which gadgets you want on the desktop. But I don't care about that, I only use that one gadget so

Thanks Bongo!
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02 Sep 2013   #7

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Instead of deleting them you should have edited them and made them transparent.

Jerry
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