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Windows 7: Desktop Gadgets started to minimize

29 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Desktop Gadgets started to minimize

I have Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Until a few days ago, when I would hit either Winkey + D or click on Aero peek, my desktop gadgets would not minimize. However, now they have suddenly started to minimize along with my windows. How do I change this back to how it was?

I have tried to restart the computer which hasn't worked, I've tried to exit out of and open up the gadgets again, and clicking on "Always on Top" is also not helpful since I want the gadgets on the desktop, not on top of other windows.

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30 Sep 2010   #2

Win7 Pro

Have you by any chance installed IE9 beta? This same thing happened to me when I installed it. When I uninstalled IE9, I was able to Show Desktop again with the gadgets minimizing.
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30 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Yep, that solved the problem. Thanks!!
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02 Oct 2010   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums techmtt. Good answer. this is becomming a common problem it seems. A Guy
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