MS Drops Gadget Support

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  1. Posts : 160
    Windows 7 64 Home Premium
       #10

    R.I.P gadgets
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  2. Posts : 427
    Windows 7/64 HPremium.
       #11

    I use the Weather and calendar gadgets, after trying out others these are the most useful (to me). Anyone who lives in East Lincolnshire, UK, will tell you that we often have different weather to nearby areas. Something to do with the Lincolnshire Wolds and our geographical position, I believe. The Lincolnshire Coast bulges out into the North Sea, to the east of the Wolds. The local weatherman often gets it wrong, but I would say that the Weather gadget is more accurate.

    The Calendar is useful to a Senior who often forgets what day it is (sometimes the year, although I am usually OK with the Millennium!) All gadgets can be set to degrees of opacity and I find that this is very handy as it hides them until I need them.

    As long as I can keep the gadgets I have, it will mean very little to me that the rest are dropped. Lots of other similar stuff available, as has been said.
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  3. Posts : 121
    Win 7
       #12

    In principle, gadgets could be useful. But the implementation stinks.
    They're just applications that "stick" to the side of your screen.
    But they're too small to be useful.

    The OP referenced Microsoft:
    The Windows Live Gallery has been retired. In order to focus support on the much richer set of opportunities available for the newest version of Windows, Microsoft is no longer supporting development or uploading of new Gadgets.
    Which translates as:
    You know they suck.
    We know they suck.
    We're not going to continue to make this dog food anymore.
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  4. Posts : 43
    Windows 7 build 7600
       #13
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  5. Posts : 1,781
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
       #14

    I don't know what the big deal is, to be honest...Gadgets are not dead just because Microsoft doesn't host a collection of them anymore.

    Other websites do - still plenty of gadgets to be found.

    So why all this hullabaloo?
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  6. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
    Thread Starter
       #15

    No hullabaloo, just News.
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  7. Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
       #16

    There's something 200%better than gadgets. Its called RainMeter
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  8. Posts : 4,047
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #17

    Build your own meters


    ishmumrhmn said:
    There's something 200%better than gadgets. Its called RainMeter
    It's a little bit tricky to use, but you can build your own meters.

    I built myself a nice set of gauges when I was using Windows 7 beta, but I forgot to copy the data folder when I upgraded (which was in "My Documents") and so they are no more.

    I hate it when programs dump stuff in "My Documents".
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  9. Posts : 7,681
    Windows 10 Pro
       #18

    That's why any essential backups I do always includes Documents/My Documents

    You never know
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  10. scr
    Posts : 366
    1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
       #19

    sygnus21 said:
    That's why any essential backups I do always includes Documents/My Documents

    You never know
    Oh... I know, believe me I know. No need to ask how I know
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