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

07 Dec 2013   #81
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trantor View Post
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.
Good to hear you got it.

Jerry


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Dec 2013   #82
Trantor

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much for all your efforts.
I really appreciate this!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2013   #83
szhosain

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (on this laptop)
 
 

Quote:
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.

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

Jerry
That fixed the problem for me ... thanks much for this work! Awesome stuff.

I had found the work-around of 100% text magnification, but did not have the time to try and find a solution that would work at 125%. So, my hats off to you.

Zero kudo's to Microsoft for releasing this without testing - yeah, I know they are downplaying gadgets, but simple testing at the 125% default magnification should have been part of the process. This will mess a lot of people up!

Unless, it was deliberate on their part!

Anyway, thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Dec 2013   #84
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by szhosain View Post
Quote:
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.

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

Jerry
That fixed the problem for me ... thanks much for this work! Awesome stuff.

I had found the work-around of 100% text magnification, but did not have the time to try and find a solution that would work at 125%. So, my hats off to you.

Zero kudo's to Microsoft for releasing this without testing - yeah, I know they are downplaying gadgets, but simple testing at the 125% default magnification should have been part of the process. This will mess a lot of people up!

Unless, it was deliberate on their part!

Anyway, thanks again!
MS is not "downplaying gadgets", they said they are a security risk and will not support them so they are not worried about them working or not. Just like 16 bit programs which they don't support either on new OS systems. Why waste time testing something they don't support.

Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2013   #85
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by szhosain View Post
Quote:
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.

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

Jerry
That fixed the problem for me ... thanks much for this work! Awesome stuff.

I had found the work-around of 100% text magnification, but did not have the time to try and find a solution that would work at 125%. So, my hats off to you.

Zero kudo's to Microsoft for releasing this without testing - yeah, I know they are downplaying gadgets, but simple testing at the 125% default magnification should have been part of the process. This will mess a lot of people up!

Unless, it was deliberate on their part!

Anyway, thanks again!
You're welcome
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2013   #86
szhosain

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (on this laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
MS is not "downplaying gadgets", they said they are a security risk and will not support them so they are not worried about them working or not.
Oh, I agree/understand. I was just being a bit off the wall with the conspiracy theory possibilities!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Just like 16 bit programs which they don't support either on new OS systems. Why waste time testing something they don't support.
I understand your point. But don't necessarily agree with it.

Given the large numbers of Windows 7 systems, and the large number of "average" users (not just us geeks and semi-geeks ) who still use gadgets despite a Microsoft warning (which I had certainly never heard about before this!), not testing using the default settings which Windows 7 uses - specifically, the 125% default for text "size" - is a potential source of major support headaches. For unaware users, IT support departments, etc., etc., etc.

Heck, even us "techier" people have had to find time to research the problem, figure out the symptom, find the wonderful fix mentioned here, and deal with it ... tons of lost productivity.

Why create a problem for the vast majority of Windows 7 users who have probably been caught unawares by this issue? It would have been simple for Microsoft to test it and make it work with 125% mag ... like it did before!

So, I agree it is probably not deliberate, but it is <heavy sigh> very stupid on their part to not test using what the vast majority of Windows 7 users are probably used to. My opinion, of course.

Z
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2013   #87
gregrocker

 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2013   #88
wcwinc

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Thanks for getting my clock back

Hi I am a new user of the forum. Glad i found you.
I downloaded the zipped gadget file and got my clock back.
Just wanted to say thanks.....funny how i didn't realize
how much liked and relied on it till it was gone ! glad it's back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2013   #89
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums wcwinc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2013   #90
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums wcwinc. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

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




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
IE11 and gadgets
With the event of IE11, we were deprived of our gadgets. That problem is propagated into W8.1 and W10. Does anybody know how to get at least the CPU meter (pic below). I really need that to superwise the activities in the system.
Browsers & Mail
IE11 and gadgets
I uninstalled IE11 because it ruined my gadgets. IE10 is no option because it blows up in my system. So I am back to IE9 which is starting to be inconvenient because many sites don't support it any more. My question is whether anybody found gadgets that work with IE11. The one I really need is...
Browsers & Mail
Corrupt Gadgets after installing IE11
Here is what happened to the Sidebar Gadgets today right after IE11 has been installed... :confused: http://www.olaolaonline.net/thumbs/20131109175626_immagine_tn.jpg Ideas? They became transparent and pink... Already tried to kill & restart Sidebar, disable/enable whole Sidebar Gadgets...
Gadgets
Desktop Gadgets are not displaying correctly after IE11 installation
hi I have WIN7 SP1 64-bit and after IE11 installation Desktop Gadgets are not or just partially displaying. Knows anyone a FIX?
Gadgets
My Gadgets corrupted, small box appears only
Ok, some weeks ago this problem occured. When I try to add a gadjet everything works perfect but the gadget is not shown properly, BUT my problem is different. See this picture of the gadget format: http://i.imgur.com/VqLoKaa.png Yes, I've seen if the feature is turned off, it's on and yes...
Gadgets
Recommended alternatives for Windows Gadgets?
Now that Microsoft is recommending that Windows 7 users disable Sidebar and Gadgets due to potential security risks, can someone recommend alternatives that would allow gadget-like programs to safely exist on the desktop? Thanks in advance.
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 19:24.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App