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Windows 7: Dashboard Like Mac for 7?

25 Jan 2010   #1
floralelephants

Windows 7-Home Premium
 
 
Dashboard Like Mac for 7?

Got a question. I have done a couple of searches, but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. It's possible that I am just not typing in the right words. So, I'm wondering if you can all help.

There's a feature on Macs that allows for your gadgets on your desktop to disappear and then all reappear by simply pressing a button. I believe it is called the dashboard. Do you know, does Windows 7 have an app that can create the same thing?

Thanks for your help!
-Jay


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25 Jan 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i remember that there was a software for vista that did this but i can't find it for the life of me.
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25 Jan 2010   #3
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Something in here may be of assistance!?! (Rocketdock maybe?)
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25 Jan 2010   #4
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

no it adds the "dashboard" features to windows it's not just a dock.
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03 Feb 2010   #5
floralelephants

Windows 7-Home Premium
 
 

I've done more searching and still can't find what I'm looking for. It looks like there are some options, but the reviews these programs get are all pretty fair to almost bad. One of the programs is to add Mac gadgets to your desktop, which is not what I'm looking for.

All I'm looking for is the possibility to press one or two keys that will hide or show all of the gadgets on my desktop. I found the windows+G that brings the gadgets up to the front, which is cool, but I would still like to have the gadgets disappear from the desktop until I call them up. Any more ideas? Thanks for any suggestions.
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16 Feb 2010   #6
floralelephants

Windows 7-Home Premium
 
 

Don't know if any of you were interested, but someone [prisoner] has just created a program that can do what I was looking for. If you want it, go to the following page:

https://www.sevenforums.com/customization/63796-transparency-project.html

You can find the program in the first entry right underneath the transparency program. It's called "Gadget Minimizer."
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16 Feb 2010   #7
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hehehe. Thanks for the mention.
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06 Feb 2011   #8
volamoot

Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop/Mac OSX
 
 

I have found an application. Check out Myboard 0.7
it is still in testing so some bugs may showup but for the most part it works great.
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