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Windows 7: Heads up for Gadget users

28 Aug 2014   #11
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Nice collection Doc


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30 Aug 2014   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

MS has not disabled gadgets, just stopped hosting a site with them, and say they are insecure. Gadgets are still supported unless you explicitly disabled them (or have a problem ). I too still use gadgets. A Guy
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31 Aug 2014   #13
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Gadgets "were" cool, however i think RainMeter has taken over them
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04 Sep 2014   #14
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I use gadgets and also Yahoo Widgets on my machines. You can still get updated gadgets from Most Wanted Windows Desktop Gadgets - Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista
I would wager there are no security issues with them they just don't fit the metro idea. Addgadgets have a bunch of cool gadgets.
How do you know rainmeter is secure?
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05 Sep 2014   #15
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Secure as in?....

Its not like i type my back details in rain-meter?
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05 Sep 2014   #16
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Generally you don't type bank details in widgets either. But you are running a program on top of windows so how do any off us know what is reporting back to whatever. Remember there is no such thing as something for nothing. (or a free lunch).
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06 Sep 2014   #17
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Generally you don't type bank details in widgets either. But you are running a program on top of windows so how do any off us know what is reporting back to whatever. Remember there is no such thing as something for nothing. (or a free lunch).
We take that risk every time we turn on our computer
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06 Sep 2014   #18
gemhunter

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

There is a mirror of the old Microsoft Live gadget gallery here:

Windows Sidebar Gadget Gallery

It is noted there that to find an old gadget, this method is used:

"No problem. Just replace gallery.live.com with gallery-live.com. For example Gadgets have been discontinued - Microsoft Windows becomes English Pong - Windows Sidebar Gadget Gallery"

I'm still running a single gadget, the Weatherunderground weather gadget. I've been using that for many years.

Al
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06 Sep 2014   #19
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums gemhunter. Interesting find

A Guy
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06 Sep 2014   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I suppose all of these customizations are necessary for users like rainmaker.... I just never saw the real need for it,
Most everything I need is on my homepage so I don't really care if my desktop has anything special on it because I rarely see it,
Even with two monitors I still rarely see it :/

One odd thing I've found in win-8 calling a gadget an app is really just weird
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