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Windows 7: Sidebar/Gadgets

25 Jan 2009   #11
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Here are all the sidebar folder including Vista and Windows 7 x86 & x64


(x86) Sidebar
(x64) Sidebar


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25 Jan 2009   #12
HyperL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok, I copied the folder's content to Program Files and I still can't start the application. Nothing happens. How can I restore the right click context menu entry as it was. Does anybody have a registry entry?
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25 Jan 2009   #13
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

To Add "Gadgets" Option:
1. Type regedit in RUN or Startmenu Search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell
3. Now we'll need to create a new key under "Shell" key. Right-click on "Shell" key and select "New -> Key". Give the new key name of "Gadgets" (without quotes).
4. Now we'll need to create another new key. Right-click on the new key which we created in the last step e.g. Gadgets and select "New -> Key". Give the new key name of command.
5. Now select "command" key and in right-side pane, you'll see "Default" String value. Double-click on it and set its value to as following:
C:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /showgadgets

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25 Jan 2009   #14
Dyklu

7 beta 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HyperL View Post
Dyklu have you tweked the registry in order to run gadgets with UAC off?
Yes, I have and it works
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26 Jan 2009   #15
HyperL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
To Add "Gadgets" Option:
1. Type regedit in RUN or Startmenu Search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell
3. Now we'll need to create a new key under "Shell" key. Right-click on "Shell" key and select "New -> Key". Give the new key name of "Gadgets" (without quotes).
4. Now we'll need to create another new key. Right-click on the new key which we created in the last step e.g. Gadgets and select "New -> Key". Give the new key name of command.
5. Now select "command" key and in right-side pane, you'll see "Default" String value. Double-click on it and set its value to as following:
C:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /showgadgets

Done, but clicking on the context menu item does nothing...
Very strange...
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26 Jan 2009   #16
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried using this to see if that helps.

For anyone who wishes to have there Windows 7 gadgets work when UAC is disabled, there is a NEW registry fix for enabling the Sidebar with UAC off, download reg file and right click and select merge, restart and enjoy.

warning   Warning

Downloading this file type (.reg) can potentially harm your computer.


Sidebar NO UAC Reg Fix
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26 Jan 2009   #17
HyperL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yes, I fixed the registry before sidebar.exe disappeared.
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01 May 2009   #18
caid602

Server 2008
 
 

Mr Grim: How can I download the files you attached at post #13?
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