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Windows 7: IE11 Appears not to support gadgets. What are the alternatives ?

08 Feb 2014   #91
upiter77

Windows7 64bit
 
 

Was anyone lucky using this FIX?

Gadgets not Displaying Correctly in Windows 7 - Fix


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08 Feb 2014   #92
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by upiter77 View Post
That generally doesn't apply to gadget issues caused by IE11 (the gadget buster browser). A Guy
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09 Feb 2014   #93
szhosain

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (on this laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Win7 gadgets are wildly popular with tens of millions of consumers, so MS needs to be shown how at odds they are with their own customers.

When business made the decision to migrate almost entirely off of final XP to Win7, the future of Win7 was guaranteed. Attempts to grudgingly shut off the features of their only successful OS would only be further disaster.

I pointed this out to the IE11 team member at Global MVP Summit who tried to explain that gadgets were not supported any longer. They can't turn them off and outrage a hundred million customers, but crippling them would cause even greater outrage.

If this isn't' fixed by the first of the year, I am going to inquire more of the IE11 team and will document it here.
If you have had a chance to contact the IE11 team, I would love to hear what they had to say!

Z
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09 Feb 2014   #94
upiter77

Windows7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by szhosain View Post

If you have had a chance to contact the IE11 team, I would love to hear what they had to say!

Z
Yep
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09 Feb 2014   #95
upiter77

Windows7 64bit
 
 

Finally, I solved this Problem using this FIX:

Fix for Gadget display issues after IE11 Installation on Windows 7 | Ghacks

File security must be changed to owner Administrator with full access, otherwise you cannot edit gadget.xml.
After editing should be changed back to "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" as owner and Administrator should have just READ-ONLY permissions.

BTW that's one of the reasons that I love more and more Linux.
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09 Feb 2014   #96
A Guy

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You should have searched Seven Forums, saved some time

IE11 Appears not to support gadgets. What are the alternatives ?
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10 Feb 2014   #97
szhosain

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (on this laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by upiter77 View Post
I did not like that fix since it actually changes the size of the affected gadgets, I believe. They look like the sizes that would show at 100% rather than the default of 125%.

However, the fix mentioned in this thread here doesn't do that, or certainly not with a large enough change to be visible. Much better outcome, since the look and feel stays consistent with the other gadgets that were not affected by the IE11 release.

As a side comment, for me, only Microsoft gadgets appeared to be messed up when the IE11 upgrade happened ... ones from third-parties were not. I am not sure why this was the case.

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10 Feb 2014   #98
gregrocker

 

Just roll back to IE10 in Windows Update>View Update History>Installed Updates.
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10 Feb 2014   #99
jimroad471

win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

i had the same problem when i loaded ie 11....i went ahead and lowered my resolution by one notch. hardly noticeable since i have hi res screen. not all of us have hi res screens but this is a fast fix nonetheless
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14 Mar 2014   #100
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Guess I won't be DLing IE11, I like my Death Star gadget alot. It's just a clock, but looks cool, especially at 20% opacity


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