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Windows 7: Gadgets - Customize

15 Feb 2010   #19

Gadgets - Customize

How to Customize Existing Windows 7 Gadgets

The question having been asked in the "post your seven desktop" thread, i thought it was maybe interesting to deepen that with a new and clear post...

So, the subject...

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29 Nov 2010   #20


I thing 1-2 and 7. steps unneccessary

For example if you download any new gadgets, after install you can reach them in %localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets location. And them allready extracted there! and then you can apply step 3-4-5-6 and you are done!

also if you want to customize build-in gadgets of seven you can use %programfiles%\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets location.

Also you can use Winrar if you choose open with... and then winrar

Am I wrong or miss something?

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04 May 2011   #21

Windows 7 32bit

Hi, this is what my desktop looks like.

ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

I'm trying to get a clock, calendar, and weather on the empty wall space in the middle, but I can't figure out how to angle the gadgets so that they look like they are naturally hanging on the wall.

Any help will be appreciated!
If I'm in the wrong thread, please redirect me
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04 May 2011   #22


Hi, Ray!

Welcome on the forums!

So if i understand your idea, your gadgets should be in perspective, is that right? This is not possible unless (maybe) if you can code yourself the gadgets.
I guess you could create a background in perspective but the text in it will probably exceed...

Tell me if you wish to deepen...

Very interesting desktop, btw, very original idea!!!
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