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Windows 7: Add new Gadgets!!!

17 Apr 2010   #1
Rajdhakate

Windows 7 x64 (Home Premium)
 
 
Add new Gadgets!!!

how can we add new gadgets from 3rd party...

i downloaded gadgets and after xtracting them i found some .css, .js, .png, .html and .xml files.....
how to use these files????


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17 Apr 2010   #2
derekimo

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Can you post links to these gadgets so we can see what the problem might be.
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17 Apr 2010   #3
DMHolt57

 
 

Do not extract the package, change the file extension to .gadget and the installer will put the different folders and files where they need to go...
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18 Apr 2010   #4
Rajdhakate

Windows 7 x64 (Home Premium)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
Do not extract the package, change the file extension to .gadget and the installer will put the different folders and files where they need to go...

Sorry dude cant get u....
when i extract the .zip file.....the comes a folder with the gadget name as - "gadgetname.gadget"...........there isnt any file of .gadget extension
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18 Apr 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here are some of mine unzipped. I just double click on them & they install


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18 Apr 2010   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rajdhakate View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
Do not extract the package, change the file extension to .gadget and the installer will put the different folders and files where they need to go...

Sorry dude cant get u....
when i extract the .zip file.....the comes a folder with the gadget name as - "gadgetname.gadget"...........there isnt any file of .gadget extension


If you downloaded a gadget that doesn't install on it's own, it's just the folder with the files in it, you'll need to either just put the folder in here-

User folder-Appdata-Local-Microsoft-Windows Sidebar-Gadgets

or just type shell:gadgets in your start menu search, and once you put the folder in there, you should be able to open the gadget window from the desktop, and the gadget should be there now. double click or drag it to the destktop to run it.


If you want a gadget to install, if it's just the folder with the files, then you'll have to open up the Folder Options in the control panel- Go to the View tab and uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.

Once you do that, you can right click on that gadget folder, send it to compressed (zip) folder, then name it want you want like... thisgadget.gadget. It will say something like ...changing the extension of a file might not make it work, just click, Allow it to change or whatever it is. It should now be ale to install just by clicking on that now.


Go back and put a check back in the hide known file extensions box.

It won't work to rename it a .gadget extension, unless you have that hide known file type extension box unchecked.
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18 Apr 2010   #7
Rajdhakate

Windows 7 x64 (Home Premium)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rajdhakate View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
Do not extract the package, change the file extension to .gadget and the installer will put the different folders and files where they need to go...

Sorry dude cant get u....
when i extract the .zip file.....the comes a folder with the gadget name as - "gadgetname.gadget"...........there isnt any file of .gadget extension


If you downloaded a gadget that doesn't install on it's own, it's just the folder with the files in it, you'll need to either just put the folder in here-

User folder-Appdata-Local-Microsoft-Windows Sidebar-Gadgets

or just type shell:gadgets in your start menu search, and once you put the folder in there, you should be able to open the gadget window from the desktop, and the gadget should be there now. double click or drag it to the destktop to run it.


If you want a gadget to install, if it's just the folder with the files, then you'll have to open up the Folder Options in the control panel- Go to the View tab and uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.

Once you do that, you can right click on that gadget folder, send it to compressed (zip) folder, then name it want you want like... thisgadget.gadget. It will say something like ...changing the extension of a file might not make it work, just click, Allow it to change or whatever it is. It should now be ale to install just by clicking on that now.


Go back and put a check back in the hide known file extensions box.

It won't work to rename it a .gadget extension, unless you have that hide known file type extension box unchecked.

i did as u say,,,,
but when m installing the gadget ,,,, its saying " Not a Valid Gadget Package"
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18 Apr 2010   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Post a link to where you got it from, or put it into a zip folder, and upload it here.
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18 Apr 2010   #9
Rajdhakate

Windows 7 x64 (Home Premium)
 
 

here's the file....
plz tell me when u are able to use it



and also try for the dark night..... it has another type of extension


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File Type: zip Aluminum_Bin_by_purplexaumasebosa.zip (95.4 KB, 59 views)
File Type: zip the dark knight 3.zip (109.7 KB, 94 views)
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18 Apr 2010   #10
derekimo

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The aluminum bin I'm not sure about, someone else might know how to use that.

The dark knight gadget is made to run with this program, Windows Sidebar Styler,
Windows Sidebar Styler at Stanimir Stoyanov’s Blog
That looks like it's made for vista, I looked at it real quick but it seems like alot of tweaking and misc. settings for a gadget. Not really for me but that's what I could find for you.
I'd be interested in knowing how it works for you if you decide to try it.
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