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Windows 7: Desktop Gadgets - am I alone in finding these useless

06 Dec 2009   #21
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons\System Icons

Thanks - good to know. Meanwhile I set the task bar to auto-hide, I think I like that even better.


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07 Dec 2009   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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07 Dec 2009   #23
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I don't use windows gadgets either , i prefer a clean desktop and for this i use objectdock . i do however use yahoo gadgets for an email notifier and a neon clock the transparency can be set on these so they are not overbearing, i also use a stand alone calendar, rainlendar ,i use a clear one so as not to look cluttered also.


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07 Dec 2009   #24
gregrocker

 

Very nice clean look there boohbah. Wonder what it uses in RAM tho compared to the same/similar Win7 Gadgets. My memory of Yahoo Widgets is they were more stable than Vista but nothing is as stable as Win7 gadgets - one year now without a hiccup.

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07 Dec 2009   #25
Parker

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah I only currently use 1 gadget and it's only to tell me my ISP usage stats, eg. how much I've used, how much I've got left and how much I can download per day with the amount left.
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07 Dec 2009   #26
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Very nice clean look. Wonder what it uses in RAM tho compared to the same/similar Win7 Gadgets. My memory of Yahoo Widgets is they were more stable than Vista but nothing is as stable as Win7 gadgets - one year now without a hiccup.
its quite hungry i see its 7.700k,7,492 yahoo
31,584k objectdock
7,804k rainlendar
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07 Dec 2009   #27
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I don't find too many of the gadgets useful but there are some. As has been pointed out earlier, finding the good ones can be difficult. My main issue is that there are so many that provide duplicate functions, how many clock different gadgets do we need? LOL
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07 Dec 2009   #28
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I only use one. the sevenforums gadget.
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07 Dec 2009   #29
duustheboy

 
Useless ****

Absolutely useless ****. If you want it then you should manually download it.
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07 Dec 2009   #30
Pikey

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

I don't mind the odd bit of gadgetry on the desktop .. although I use Yahoo widgets instead ..


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