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

07 Dec 2009   #31
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

I shared an office with a guy whose desk was covered with stuff. He had a dummy hand grenade, three pictures of his wife, a deskset, and other stuff. My desk had my laptop and my daytimer. That was it.

It's much the same with my computer. My desktop is clear, waiting for me to work. If I want to know the local weather I'll look outside.


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07 Dec 2009   #32
TGSoldier

 
 

There is nothing on my desktop. After installing windows, UAC gets disabled, and then gadgets/sidebars whatever it is you call them.

My desktop has no icons. I know where everything is in my PC. I even disable the search feature.
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07 Dec 2009   #33
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am with Ken. I use the SF gadget, that's it.
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07 Dec 2009   #34
jamest1945

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
 
 

Jimbo45,

I to like minimal items on my desktop. I have not seen any need for a Gadget.
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07 Dec 2009   #35
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

What I don't like about the gadgets is that they were resized when I adjusted my Display settings.
They became too large and I was unable to make them smaller!
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07 Dec 2009   #36
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx View Post
What I don't like about the gadgets is that they were resized when I adjusted my Display settings.
They became too large and I was unable to make them smaller!
Try this and see can you fix them.


Gadgets - Restore Default Gadgets
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07 Dec 2009   #37
Tpiom

Windows Seven - Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Same!

I don't use any of them, just useless tools that you don't really need. CPU and memory-eaters too!
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07 Dec 2009   #38
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xXSevenXx View Post
What I don't like about the gadgets is that they were resized when I adjusted my Display settings.
They became too large and I was unable to make them smaller!
Try this and see can you fix them.


Gadgets - Restore Default Gadgets
I don't need to restore them, I would like to make them smaller.
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07 Dec 2009   #39
OnSpiderPark

Windows Seven Home Premium x64
 
 

gadgets don't have to be crappy frivoless thins that tell you waht to eat in shanghi but the gadgets i use have become essential on my desk top


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07 Dec 2009   #40
gregrocker

 

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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
Sidebar 8500k
StikyNotes 1100k

Stable and low on resource consumption.

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