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

15 Nov 2013   #41
kado897

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I changed my dpi to 100% and suddenly I had two screens full of clocks. Every time I had attempted to launch a clock it had been installing but I simply couldn't see it. As I'm not experienced enough to start messing with scripts and files I'll have to hope someone comes up with a 'fix-it' script for us dunces.
I changed the XML in the Clock, CPU, Weather Gadgets and made the into gadget installers. Download the zip folder at the bottom of this post and extract it, then double click the gadget to install it.
Attachment 293740

The new gadgets will have a red # 2 on them.
Attachment 293738Attachment 293739

Jerry
Nice one Jerry. I'd rep you but I have to spread it around, although I can't think when I last repped you. Ho hum.


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15 Nov 2013   #42
RPmtl

Win 10 Pro
 
 

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There where Jerry and I said, in the program files

I had uninstalled the Windows Gadget Platform feature and that's why none of the XML files where where they were supposed to be (duh..).

Now that it's re-enabled I found the files and made the XML code tweaks and everything's working as advertised :-))

Thanks for all the great help in fixing it !!

Russell
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15 Nov 2013   #43
svedise

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Just can not seem to get it

Bongo could you also do the calendar and currency gadget I just can not seem to get them to work. Also great job and thanks on the clock.

Jim
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15 Nov 2013   #44
Bongo

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That's terrific work Jerry. I'm sure it will help a lot of folks.
Thanks

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urbanspaceman1 View Post
I changed my dpi to 100% and suddenly I had two screens full of clocks. Every time I had attempted to launch a clock it had been installing but I simply couldn't see it. As I'm not experienced enough to start messing with scripts and files I'll have to hope someone comes up with a 'fix-it' script for us dunces.
I changed the XML in the Clock, CPU, Weather Gadgets and made the into gadget installers. Download the zip folder at the bottom of this post and extract it, then double click the gadget to install it.
Attachment 293740

The new gadgets will have a red # 2 on them.
Attachment 293738Attachment 293739

Jerry
Nice one Jerry. I'd rep you but I have to spread it around, although I can't think when I last repped you. Ho hum.
Thank you Keith
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15 Nov 2013   #45
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by svedise View Post
Bongo could you also do the calendar and currency gadget I just can not seem to get them to work. Also great job and thanks on the clock.

Jim
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Here are the Calendar and Currency gadget

Jerry


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16 Nov 2013   #46
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Hey Jerry, it's wonderful what you can do when you know how. I am very much obliged to you: I've got my clock back! Well done and thank-you. Keith.
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16 Nov 2013   #47
svedise

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Jerry ,
Thank you very much they work great.

Jim
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16 Nov 2013   #48
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

While I have the attention of them in the know: How can a gadget be a security risk? Do MS refer to gadgets that are on-line rather than a clock or calendar which I assume does not need internet access?
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16 Nov 2013   #49
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urbanspaceman1 View Post
While I have the attention of them in the know: How can a gadget be a security risk? Do MS refer to gadgets that are on-line rather than a clock or calendar which I assume does not need internet access?
As far as I know yes, the default gadgets are safe. I did see on my travels yesterday (MS forum) something about re-enabling the "trusted installer ???" on altered files so that they are protected and unalterable as the originals were (that's why we had to copy them elsewhere to work with them).

That's not something I know much about tbh but I'm sure others will.
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16 Nov 2013   #50
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've hit a snag today, and not I suspect the gadgets. I can't get youtube to run in IE11. 95% of the time I get freezing and a windows pop up saying the web page had to be recovered. The odd time something will play and I see a "this needs Adobe Flash to view" message for a split second. Even opening you tube and just typing in the search box causes a lockup.

OT I know but as we are all running IE11.... has anyone noticed this ?

(just trying my IE10 disc image and that's perfect on youtube)
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