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Windows 7: weather gadget

30 Dec 2012   #1
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
weather gadget

I was on another 7 forum, not to be named.....LOL. Where the poster had a question about the weather gadget. Why doesn't the weather gadget keep a location given to it...once you close the gadget it reverts back to NY. So I did some checking and sure enough it's happens just like the poster said on the "other forum" and on my system. Whether I log off of close the weather gadget, it doesn't save my location and all ways reverts back to NY's location. Is this normal if not is there a fix for this.

PS...I've spent the last hour googleing and BINGing and can't find squat on it.


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30 Dec 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

Microsoft has told users to stop using the gadgets and they have also basically stopped supporting them (except the Metro for Win 8). Same way other security guru's have said to not use them due to security issues.

If there is a bug in one, it probably will never be updated and fixed.
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30 Dec 2012   #3
Gadsdan

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

My friends daughter has a laptop... can't think of the brand for the life of me, but it has like a built in weather widget, is that any better and could that be loaded on any PC? I'm fairly certain basic info on it said it was brand specific.
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30 Dec 2012   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Microsoft has told users to stop using the gadgets and they have also basically stopped supporting them (except the Metro for Win 8). Same way other security guru's have said to not use them due to security issues.

If there is a bug in one, it probably will never be updated and fixed.

Thanks...I personally have never used them just for that reason. I'll pass that info along.

Are there any links from MS explaining so.
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30 Dec 2012   #5
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

All of the gadgets revert to the default settings when you close them.
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31 Dec 2012   #6
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

Here's one link about MS advising to discontinue use:
Microsoft Urging Customers To Disable Windows Gadgets
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