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Windows 7: toggle gadgets on/off?

31 Jan 2010   #1
sanfoj

 
 
toggle gadgets on/off?

I'm wondering if there is a way to toggle on/off the gadgets? I know you can right click and show gadgets or hide them, but I'm trying to find a way to use a hotkey to toggle them on or off.

Any ideas??


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01 Feb 2010   #2
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Not at the moment...No keyboard shortcut is able to perform that functionality.
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01 Feb 2010   #3
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

btw, welcome to seven forums!
Here is what you do. Right click on the desktop, click on view, and disable or enable show desktop gadgets.
Good luck!

edit: opps sorry, didn't realize you mentioned this...already, ignore what i said
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01 Feb 2010   #4
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sanfoj View Post
I'm wondering if there is a way to toggle on/off the gadgets? I know you can right click and show gadgets or hide them, but I'm trying to find a way to use a hotkey to toggle them on or off.

Any ideas??
That would be cool....but as far as I know, there is no way to do it.
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03 Feb 2010   #5
Pusspa

 
 

have u tried autohotkey?
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03 Feb 2010   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Create two batch files, put shortcuts to desktop.

Batch 1 (gadgets ON):
Code:
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
Batch 2 (gadgets OFF):
Code:
taskkill /F /IM sidebar.exe
Works.

Kari
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