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

07 Dec 2013   #71
Trantor

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I am not sure which gadgets did you try?
Clock, CPU and Weather. All from your ZIP-File.
Meanwhile tested on a second Computer (also Win7 Ent. SP1, latest patches). Same behaviour.

Andreas


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07 Dec 2013   #72
gregrocker

 

Did you have another bunch of Updates? I think they are intending to make sure IE11 will not support Gadgets and may be pushing through more Updates to assure this.
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07 Dec 2013   #73
Trantor

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

No, nothing special. I just tried another 3rd party gadget. Deinstalling, reinstalling. No problems. Works as intended.
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07 Dec 2013   #74
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Jumping in in the middle so apologies if I'm off base here.

Can you see the gadgets in the gadgets folder in programme files. Are they in the correct folder ? I have one for x86 and one for x64.

The gadgets I modified (the originals and changing true to false in the xml file) are working faultlessly.
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07 Dec 2013   #75
Trantor

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
Can you see the gadgets in the gadgets folder in programme files. Are they in the correct folder ? I have one for x86 and one for x64.
Sorry, no I can't.
Neither in C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
nor in C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
nor in C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

Clueless...
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07 Dec 2013   #76
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

OK... so it looks like they haven't installed as they should for whatever reason.

Why don't you try my method of just altering the original gadgets and then copying them back to the original folder. The detailed instructions are in the link in post #35
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07 Dec 2013   #77
Trantor

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Solution found!

It's a language problem!
Open those clock.gadget, cpu.gadget, weather.gadget files with your preferred unzipping program, e.g. 7-Zip.
Rename the "en-US"-folder to your specific language code. In my case "de-DE".
Doubleclick on the edited *.gadget files will now install the gadgets into
C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets folder. Done.
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07 Dec 2013   #78
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Excellent... so all sorted
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07 Dec 2013   #79
Trantor

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
Why don't you try my method of just altering the original gadgets and then copying them back to the original folder. The detailed instructions are in the link in post #35
Yeah, I will try this, later. So I'll get a complete localized version of those gadgets.
That's more comfortable for my mother-in-law...
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07 Dec 2013   #80
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, when you paste them back and then go to the desktop and open the gadgets you will have two of everything you have modified. One is the original gadget untouched and one the modified. One will work and one won't. If you are adventurous, then when you have the gadget files to work with you can also modify the icon image perhaps putting a symbol or letter on it (using paint etc) and that differentiates it from the original so you can pick it out first time.
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