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Windows 7: Gadgets doesnt open


22 Feb 2009   #1

Windows Vista
 
 
Gadgets doesnt open

When i try to open gadgets,double click and nothing happens.Please help.It worked when I installed 7.


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22 Feb 2009   #2

Windows XP on Desktop / Windows 7 on Laptop
 
 

i also like u, but what i know, if i turn off UAC the gadgets will not open, when i turn on it back, the gadgets will open normal...
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23 Feb 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista Windows 7 Windows XP
 
 

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23 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computerwizkid View Post
When i try to open gadgets,double click and nothing happens.Please help.It worked when I installed 7.
it's your UAC
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24 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM (x64)
 
 

You may also want to verify that you have "Show Desktop Icons" checked or turned on. Gadgets won't show up on the desktop if you don't display your desktop icons.
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24 Feb 2009   #6

Windows Se7en Ultimate Beta x86 Build 7057
 
 

That's by design I believe. UAC prevents gadgets from becoming a vector for malware.
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25 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weedmonk View Post
That's by design I believe. UAC prevents gadgets from becoming a vector for malware.
Gadgets work in 7022 with uac off.
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25 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Very cool, I was wondering why my I couldn't access my gadgets window suddenly. But I don't use gadgets because I rarely ever sit and look at my desktop.
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25 Feb 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
Gadgets work in 7022 with uac off.
Cool. It's fixed
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27 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7 RTM (x64)
 
 

From Windows 7 Engineering blog:
"10. Desktop icon and gadget view options

Windows 7 makes gadgets far easier to manage, view and access by building them directly into the desktop. David’s feedback matches what others were telling us: “In Vista, I was able to hide desktop icons while my gadgets were still visible and available. I liked this feature in Vista, especially with all the icons that are constantly dropped on the desktop by app installers. I don't want to see the icons, but I still want to see my gadgets.” In Beta it was impossible to separate desktop icons from gadgets under the View setting available by right-clicking on the desktop. We made a change to afford independent control to each so that one can opt to hide just her gadgets or just her desktop icons."


Indeed, with the beta, you have to make your desktop icons visible for the gadgets to show up, too. They have this as one of the changes (independent control of icons and gadgets) on their upcoming RC. For more info on what to expect, click this link.
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