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How to get more than 3 international clocks in Windows 7?

Is there a way to get more than 3 international clocks in Windows 7? This How To Geek article describes how to add two extra international clocks but I'd like more.
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Can I get back desktop Gadgets?

There is no option to add desktop Gadgets in Windows 8 desktop view, Can i still get them back, without having to use untrusted third party software?
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How can you make Windows 7 sidebar work like Vista's

I have some world clock gadgets in my Windows 7 sidebar that are quite useful for me to be able to glance over and look at on my second monitor. In Vista you could make the whole sidebar 'always on ...
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Why do all the Windows Desktop Gadgets tell me my 4 core processor has 8 cores?

Why do all the Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets tell me my 4 core processor has 8 cores? I have an Intel i7 870 with 4 cores. Yet every gadget I try tells me I have 8. Whats up? Thanks
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Free gadget to group desktop icons

Is there a free gadget to group desktop icons in Windows 7? Something akin to commercial Ve Best Icon Groups. Fine even if it's simpler, as long as: the icons can be dragged to the group to be ...
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Are there any safe source of Windows 7 desktop gadgets?

After much painstaking searching, I haven’t been able to find any gadgets (e.g., GPU, weather, etc.) for my Windows 7 desktop. There are some gadget websites but they are riddled with adware and/or of ...
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Windows 7 Gadgets doesn't appear properly

For some reason, Gadgets in my Windows 7 OS stopped displaying properly. Did a little research on internet and found that UAC may be the culprit. However, despite putting UAC on level 2, they still ...
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Install the default weather gadget on Windows 7

I have uninstalled the default weather gadget by accident (right-click any gadget and press "uninstall"). Now I want to get it back (the 3rd party gadgets don't seem as attractive as the standard one)...
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Has anyone found a Google gadget for google desktop that shows top process usage.

I want something like this Vista gadget: TopProcess to put in my google desktop sidebar
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Windows 7 - gadgets disappeared

I'm using the weather gadget on my desktop, and today out of the blue it disappeared! but not completely, there's a (i) icon there and you can see the close button (X) when you move the mouse over it.....
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Where are the settings for the Windows 7 clock gadget stored?

Where are the settings for the Windows 7 clock gadget stored For information on clock gadgets see here http://superuser.com/questions/150063/how-to-get-more-than-3-international-clocks-in-windows-7
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How can I pin useful images (screenshots, color palettes, cheat-sheets) to the desktop in Windows 7 so they're actually visible?

I used to have half-a-dozen sheets of paper pinned up on the wall behind my screen - things like the .NET string format cheat sheet, Powershell quick reference, the hex codes for our corporate colour ...
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Calender gadget shows a blank orange background in Windows 7

The date is not appearing in any gadgets I use.. the date is displayed in the system tray - but the Calender gadget shows an empty orange background. How can I fix this ?
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Is there a windows sidebar widget that shows temperature from sensors inside the computer?

Is there a windows vista sidebar widget that shows temperature from sensors inside the computer? I have found Speedfan. Would like something that runs as a sidebar widget.
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2answers
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Where is Note Pad Gadget in Windows 7?

Where is my Note Pad Gadget in Windows 7? Where to download it from (One which was in Vista by default was best one for me)
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1answer
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Any way to enforce Windows 7 to run 32-bit sidebar.exe?

Is there any way to enforce Windows 7 to run 32-bit sidebar.exe instead of 64-bit?
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1answer
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No widgets available in Windows 7 Pro

I have no options anywhere for desktop widgets in Windows 7. At first, I thought it was because of my UAC settings, so I looked into registry hacks for that. The sidebar registry setting is ...
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Is there a todo-list /tasks widget that will sync with Google Tasks? [closed]

I'd like to be able to see an at-a-glance view of Google tasks on my desktop (XP). Has anyone found a Yahoo widget or Google gadget that will do this?
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Desktop clock widget or application for several places

... i.e. I need a little clock application which floats on the desktop, and shows time. Only I need several clocks (three to be exact) for 3 time zones. Anyone know of such an app?
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how to uninstall a desktop gadget/widget in w7

I've installed this widget called magic folder. But it crashes often how do I uninstall it?
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Alternative to Desktop Gadgets in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get back desktop Gadgets? I love desktop gadgets from Windows 7 (calendar, time, CPU usage) and now I am on Windows 8. I know that those things are removed by ...
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Windows 7 gadgets changing place when I move from dual monitor to a single one

I am using Windows 7 on my laptop. At the office, I have a dual monitor setup through my docking station while at home or during meetings I use my laptop with its single monitor. Whenever I move ...
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Cannot install Windows 7 gadgets (third party) from a laptop I bought in Thailand?

I bought a laptop at an official Acer store in Thailand. It has Windows 7 Premium on it and the locale setting is English (United States). However I noticed that I am unable to upgrade to another ...
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Windows 7 gadget or app that shows stats on multiple network interfaces?

I am looking for a Windows 7 gadget or app that I can leave on my desktop/sidebar. While there are many gadgets that will display network interface info (such as current IP, gateway, etc), what I ...
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How can I add a RSS Feed to the Windows 7 RSS Gadget?

I use Windows 7 and I can add gadgets to the sidebar. One of the gadget is an RSS reader. How can I add a RSS Feed to it? At the moment I have no feeds. I would like to have one from StackOverflow.
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Is there a method to hide all gadgets on Win 7 quickly?

There is a way to show all gadgets, and that's by pressing WindowKey + G But pressing that again won't hide all gadgets. There are some situations where a user want to hide all gadgets, such as ...
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Can the Gadgets be on a Sidebar on Windows 7 like on Vista? And where did the Note Gadget go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you make Windows 7 sidebar work like Vista's Can the Gadgets be on a Sidebar on Windows 7 like on Vista (and letting the Sidebar occupy part of the desktop ...
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London Tube gadgets

Are there any free London Tube information (service updates) gadgets for Windows Vista sidebar?
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1answer
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Sticky notes on windows 7

I have Sticky notes running as a widget on windows 7. I would like to do the following Change that front to arial narrow and BOLD. I am aware of the font change fix. How do I get the bold in there ...
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Windows Desktop Gadgets crash

I suddenly started getting "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working." The crash details are: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: sidebar.exe Application ...
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How can I replace a gadget that I accidentally removed from my gadgets folder?

I accidentally uninstalled a third party gadget from the gadgets folder on my windows 7 machine. When I tried to replace the same folder in the path C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets, the ...
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Are there any alternative RSS Gadget for Windows 7? [closed]

I would like to have a minimalistic RSS Feed Reader for my Windows 7. For that, I think a Gadget would be a good fit. And there is the default RSS Gadget. But it is really bad, because it's animated ...
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Where can I enable the Desktop Gadgets in Window 10?

I have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I miss the Desktop Gadgets from Windows 7. What happened to them and can I bring them back?
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1answer
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How to remove off-screen desktop gadget?

I was stupidly messing around with one of my desktop gadgets, and I ended up getting it stuck in the corner of the screen so much that the x-button won't show anymore. This is a big problem because ...
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Windows 7 - “Alt-tab” gadget or application to show miniatures of all open apps in a window

I'm looking for some kind of persistent "alt-tab" window, which woul allow to see miniatures of active windows, as the Alt+Tab shortcut does (but can't be always shown AFAIK). Some ideas or cool apps ...
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Earth Clock widget for Windows 7

Is there an Earth Clock widget for Windows 7's desktop? I mean something like this, a view of the earth, with the evolution of the light part, according to the time (the clocks in themselves are not ...
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Windows 7 Gadgets broken/missing

First off, this is not a dupe of this question: Windows 7 - gadgets disappeared My Gadgets disappeared from my desktop. When I right-click on the desktop and then Gadgets to attempt to bring them ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 Desktop Gadget with TODO List Items which include notes? [closed]

I'm looking for a TODO list gadget for Windows 7 that includes the ability to add notes to the individual TODO List items. I found MyTodo List 1.4.1 but it doesn't really have this ability. Alarms ...
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Is Gadget on Windows 7 buggy for now?

Is Gadget on Windows 7 buggy for now? For example, I made CPU Meter, Clock "always on top", but sometimes, one is on top but the other is not. I have to make it "not always on top" and then "always ...
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1answer
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Vista side bar world clock gadgets? [closed]

I am searching for a free analog world clock gadget for Windows vista Sidebar . I found some of the world clock are good . But they are not simple and they are working only on on line .
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1answer
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Vista Address Book Gadget--Can you copy to another Vista computer?

I have a Vista 64-bit desktop and want to copy the Address book gadget, which includes all my Outlook contact information, to my Vista laptop, which does not have Outlook (due to Microsoft install ...
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Windows 10 reclaimed Win+G. I want it for gadgets

I installed the Windows Gadgets from gadgetsrevived.com on my Windows 10 install. The gadgets work fine, but I'm used to using Win+G to bring them to the front. It appears that Windows 10 ...
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Windows 7 text input/graphics repainting in random areas

In the past few months I've been encountering this issue where the line of text being typed in the command prompt window reappears in a random place on screen and paints over whatever was previously ...
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What is the command line to start a gadget in Windows 7?

I need to make sure that some Windows 7 gadget is running at a specific time of day (10am) for an user. Surely, I can start it once and let it run forever, but the user may accidentally or ...
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Why are Windows 7 (64 bit) clock desktop gadget hands not in centre?

My clock gadget has been working fine for over a year since I installed Windows. Now the clock gadget's hands have started to pivot from a position that is centred horizontally but not vertically. ...
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Permanently place Desktop gadget slightly outside of desktop

If you drag a Desktop gadget slightly outside your normal desktop borders, Windows will revert the position back to normal on your next logon. How can I prevent this? Gadget was dragged 2-3cm to the ...
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CPU Usage Gadget doesn't stay “always on top”

This seems very trivial, but for the past 3 years I have not found a solution. I have the cpu gadget on the side bar. I have it checked to be "always on top". However after a while, seemingly randomly,...
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can't download new windows desktop gadgets

I've set up the pre-installed Windows 7 (enterprise) desktop gadgets on my laptop (weather, news), and would like to download & install some more from Microsoft's online offering. But when I find ...
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Windows 7 Gadgets no longer always-on-desktop

On my machine, the gadgets suddenly stopped staying on desktop if I press show desktop like other applications. They are visible when I use the "peek desktop" feature, the win+g combo works and they ...
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Can on mouse over delay to show a gadget's “toolbar” be changed on Windows 7?

When you hover your mouse over a gadget in Windows 7 a small toolbar appears on the right side with buttons for closing/moving/changing options. With gadgets that use mouse interaction this appearing/...