MS Drops Gadget Support

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  1. Posts : 7,681
    Windows 10 Pro
       #20

    scr said:
    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
    Well I'll tell my story... the quick and simple

    I've always had multiple drives in my system so one day I'm going to format a newly installed drive.... I instead wound-up wiping the primary hard drive..... and everything on it

    They only thing that made life bearable was that I had older copies of data scattered throughout CD's and hard drives. Still lost a lot of data though. After that.... I learned the valuable lession of doing backups on an regular basis, and backing up anytime I do major maintenance

    So yeah, always backup that data you need/want

    Anyway this thread is about the demise of gadgets so we'll keep it there
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  2. Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Home Premium [64 Bit]
       #21

    Good bye, little friends...
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  3. Posts : 394
    Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
       #22

    I've never liked it either and was one of the first things that I disabled.
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  4. Posts : 4,047
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #23

    My fault


    scr said:
    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
    The irony is I did have OS backups covering that period, but because I didn't check every directory and I was running out of space I deleted them.
    I generally only keep a 2 or 3 months worth of OS backups.

    My personal files are on a separate partition and I have monthly backups dating back to April 2009 (when I first started playing with the W7 betas).


    I don't use the standard W7 gadgets anyway (and I haven't rebuilt my Rainmeter display).

    AVG always tries to install some useless gadget when I do a clean install.
    It already installs a desktop icon (without my permission) and I have "Start Menu" shortcut and "Sys Tray" icons.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 05 Nov 2011 at 21:04. Reason: Additional
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  5. Posts : 686
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
       #24

    I see that a small number of gadget developers moved to CodePlex, as Microsoft itself advises people to do.

    Notably, e.g. the Hermes RSS gadget.

    It's a pretty decent gadget hosting platform, maybe even better than the live gallery - if only more people knew about it! And it is offered by Microsoft free of charge.

    ...

    By the way, I asked this question in another thread, but no one noticed, so I'll ask it again here - could anyone confirm that Microsoft has unbroken the Calendar gadget with one of the recent IE9 updates? Has anyone else had a broken Calendar, like me, which is now fixed permanently and reliably works as expected?
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  6. Posts : 7,681
    Windows 10 Pro
       #25

    Teerex said:
    By the way, I asked this question in another thread, but no one noticed, so I'll ask it again here - could anyone confirm that Microsoft has unbroken the Calendar gadget with one of the recent IE9 updates? Has anyone else had a broken Calendar, like me, which is now fixed permanently and reliably works as expected?
    So that you know your question was seen.... I don't use the calender gadget so I can't say.

    Anyway the only gadget I liked was the Notes gadget from Vista. I actually had it working on 7 but since resintalling my OS last year I've yet to set it up again. I did post a how to somewhere here awhile back but I'll have to find it to see what I did to get it working again.

    Yes! Here it is....... https://www.sevenforums.com/gadgets/8...s-win-7-a.html
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  7. Posts : 82
    Windows Home premium 64bit
       #26

    I use gadgets every once and while But only like two at most usually.
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  8. Posts : 554
    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
       #27

    I used Gadgets here and there but I prefer Rainmeter these days. :)
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  9. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional x32
       #28

    I don't understand people's attitude: desktop gadgets are useful. I use the weather, clock, multiple RSS feeds, Top 5 memory processes, Top 5 CPU processes, Google calender, Earth phase, moon phase, translation lookup, Wolfram Alpha lookup, multiple radio streams, etc., etc. All information easily accessible with Windows Key + G

    Probably Microsoft wanted to reduce the expense involved in reviewing submissions to its Windows Gadgets web site, and perhaps they no longer fit in with its plans for Windows 8.
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  10. Posts : 4,047
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #29

    Metro Tiles


    insertrealname said:
    Probably Microsoft wanted to reduce the expense involved in reviewing submissions to its Windows Gadgets web site, and perhaps they no longer fit in with its plans for Windows 8.
    I think that the awful Metro Tiles are supposed to replace the gadgets.
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