Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop

    Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop

    Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop

    How to Add or Remove Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7
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    How to Add or Remove Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7

       Information
    This will show you how to add or remove Gadgets from the Windows 7 Desktop. Gadgets are mini-programs on the desktop which offer information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools.
       Note
    Gadgets are no longer on Windows Sidebar like in Vista. Once a gadget is added to the desktop, you can move and leave it anywhere you like on the desktop.

    Gadgets installed by a User are located in the hidden folder below:

    (shell:gadgets)
    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets


    The Gadgets and Shared Gadgets folders is located at:

    For 64-bit Windows 7
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

    and

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\Shared Gadgets


    For 32-bit Windows 7
    C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

    and

    C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Shared Gadgets


       Warning









    OPTION ONE

    To Add a Desktop Gadget

    1. Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on Gadgets. (See screenshot below)
    A) Go to step 3.
    Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop-right-click.jpg
    OR

    2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Desktop Gadgets icon.

    3. Double click on a gadget to add it to the desktop. (See screenshots below)
    NOTE: For more information about the gadgets click on the Show details button.

    4. When done close the Gadget Gallery window.
    Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop-gadget1.jpg

    Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop-gadget2.jpg



    OPTION TWO

    To Remove a Desktop Gadget

    1. Right click on the gadget and click on Close Gadget.

    OR

    2. Click on the white X in the upper right corner of the gadget. (See screenshot below)
    That's it,
    Shawn










  1. Posts : 15
    XP32 XP64 Win7
       #1

    As a side note, If you click the "Windows Vista Sidebar" link above you may see an add for the PCSHOWBUZZ aka "TVOLUTION" software.
    You wouldnt think that Microsoft would let adds on there site that link to software that will stuff up youre system with virus, malware and whatnot, thats exactly what this is.
    Plus the software doesnt work hehe.
    Please do youre own research though as I may be wrong

    ~D
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 71,069
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello DTree,

    Uhm, that is interesting. I would not think MS would have ads either, but I would think that they would make sure it was safe.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       #3

    Thanks for this post
      My Computer


 

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