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Windows 7: Desktop Gadgets

16 May 2009   #1
overclockerfx

Windows 7
 
 
Desktop Gadgets

My desktop gadgets were working fine until now I cant even change the settings i.e. when I click on the link to change desktop gadgets absolutely nothing happens. However, I can close already installed gadgets, but of course cant get them back now. Any one else had a similar problem?


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16 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

I've not experienced this but you could try resetting the gadgets.

In Control Panel, Programs, under desktop gadgets you can select 'Restore default gadgets installed with Windows. This might cure any problems you have with your gadgets.

Note: Any gadgets you have downloaded may need to be uninstalled then re-installed.

Hope this helps




Jeff
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16 May 2009   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice info Jeff, never new about that option, I wonder if Shawn has done a tutorial for that one yet.
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16 May 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Nice info Jeff, never new about that option, I wonder if Shawn has done a tutorial for that one yet.
Cheers Mark, i might ask him
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16 May 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

I've not experienced this but you could try resetting the gadgets.

In Control Panel, Programs, under desktop gadgets you can select 'Restore default gadgets installed with Windows. This might cure any problems you have with your gadgets.

Note: Any gadgets you have downloaded may need to be uninstalled then re-installed.

Hope this helps




Jeff

Where is this option, I've never seen this?

under Programs and features, there's a listing for the desktop gadgets?
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16 May 2009   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Just here fella
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Hope this helps

Added: Strange, it seems clicking anything here just opens up the gadget screen i'll have to look more in depth, it worked on 7077....

Added again: My bad, it does work

Jeff


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16 May 2009   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

OOp, never seen that. I always switch my Control panel to small icons right away.

I was thinking you might have meant under Turn Windows Features on and off/Windows Gadget Platform. Which works usually too to fix any problems.

Thanks for the info dude.
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16 May 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

It's right here, now I now why I have not noticed it, because I never view the control panel like that.

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Edit: Bugger, you guys are too quick.


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16 May 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Edit: Bugger, you guys are too quick.
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16 May 2009   #10
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's under the Appearance and Personalization section too.
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