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Windows 7: Can I make my Gadgets opacity 0% ?

10 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If you are still looking for a way to do this, see this article by Jack Wallen on TechRepublic:

How do I make Windows 7 desktop gadgets visible on mouse-over only? | Microsoft Windows |

It provides all necessary steps and can be done in a couple of minutes. If this is being done for multiple gadgets, make sure that you reset the GadgetOpacity to "1" for each gadget in the settings.ini file.

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11 Jan 2012   #12


function setGadgetOpacity(opacity)
System.Gadget.Settings.write("PrivateSetting_GadgetOpacity", opacity);

call that function from anywhere in the gadget javascript file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I think I remember reading somewhere that windows sidebar gadgets don't allow for 0 opacity
Right, 20% is the lowest opacity. But that is nearly invisible.
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 Can I make my Gadgets opacity 0% ?

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