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Windows 7: Gadgets always on top...

10 Jul 2009   #1

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
Gadgets always on top...

So sometimes my gadgets go on top and won't go back under until I restart. I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this. It's on one of my 7229 x64 machines. I'm not going to do anything about it until I install RTM, it's not a big enough issue to move the machine to 7264 and then install RTM next week (hopefully it's released). I'm not sure if it has to do with hibernating, or with full screened games... I dunno, just thought I'd rant about it for a sec...

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10 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hmm, interesting. A pretty easy thing you could do without having to reinstall anything is to turn off the gadgets platform in Turn Windows Features On and Off in Program and Features. Restart and let it configure for a bit, then go back and enable it. Might clear the problem, might not.
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16 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hey there !

I got the same problem the other day...

Here is a quicker way to fix:

Right-click on the desktop
Select View
Select Show Desktop Gadgets (they will disappear)

Repeat to make them appear again and the problem should be fixed !
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16 Jul 2009   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04

Thanks, I haven't seen the issue in a while, I ignored it, but I'll remember that for the future...
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07 Aug 2009   #5

Pixie dust.

Has done it to me in RTM.
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07 Aug 2009   #6


I never used Show on top before, but now am starting to b/c of the Twitter client I found for the Sidebar. Problem is, sometimes it forgets it is on top (thanks in part to Fx - Always on top and Fx never play nicely....)
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12 Aug 2009   #7

7232 090610-1900

I get this gadgets on top deal too.
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03 Sep 2009   #8
Matt the Masta

windows 7, vista, ubuntu

This is a repeating problem for me. I tend to run many programs at once while I am doing assignments. IE: multiple browser windows (with multiple tabs), torrents, multiple acrobat pro windows with journal articles, itunes, win explorer and outlook. The gadjets seem to eventually migrate to always on top. Thanks for the desktop-> View -> gadgets fix, worked a treat! (for the time being).
P.S. I love Win 7, much faster and easier to navigate many open programs at the same time!
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23 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate

Having the same issue in ultimate all the time never saw it in RTM ?????
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23 Oct 2009   #10

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04

what do you mean you never saw it in RTM? Did you downgrade?
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