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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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How to make tiles for MetroSidebar?

I've been using MetroSidebar for a long time and i decided to make some tiles for it but i don't know where to start. Can anyone give me some instructions, please?
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Multiple monitors on/off switch

Im fairly new to SU , but not to SO. As a coder I use 3 external monitors which are connected to my docking station, and I was wondering if there's anything on the market that I can get to switch all ...
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Why gadgets are avoided in Windows 8? [closed]

In Windows 7, there were gadgets like clock, calender, weather etc. But in Windows 8, no gadgets are there. Why Microsoft avoided gadgets in Windows 8 ?
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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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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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Windows 7 CPU / System meter that ISNT a gadget [closed]

Now that gadgets have been pulled by Microsoft, is there any similar utility that I can use to monitor my system that will sit on the desktop as a gadget does but not present a vulnerability? ...
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open .gadget files with windows os again [closed]

To see the contents of a .gadget file I selected notepad on default program prompt after installing the .gadget.exe file (I don't know how I actually did it now). But now everytime I open a .gadget ...
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Cannot install Windows 7 gadgets (thirdparty) 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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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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desktop gadgets obscure icons

I'm using Windows 7 with pretty basic configuration. I have a few dekstop gadgets (clock, cpu and network meter, etc) which for some reason obscure the desktop icons. As far as I could understand this ...
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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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Windows 7 Desktop Gadget with TODO List Items which include notes?

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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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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Where could I search between windows desktop gadgets

Formerly I could search on Microsoft website (Think gallery.live.com) for a bunch of gadgets and access to thousands of them. But What happened that now there are only some limit number of gadgets ...
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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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Desktop alarm clock/reminder/weather report application for Windows XP

I have a 7 inch netbook. I want to use it as a router. Windows XP installed on it. I configured everything and it is working as an access point now. I want to use its 7 inch screen as an alarm clock. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Where can I find a feed reader gadget verified by Microsoft?

I want a feed reader gadget for Windows 7. I search in News and feed gadgets, but can't find any verified feed reader. Where can I find a feed reader verified by Microsoft?
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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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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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Windows 7 64-bit HTML content being rendered as text

Odd problem that I noticed one day; applications that use HTML or some XML variant to render content now have that content displayed as text, such as desktop gadgets & computer management. I have ...
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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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What do I need? a digital pen or a pen tablet or something else? [closed]

I use lot of regular pen and paper. Most of my work includes I write a lot of lengthy articles in my native language (not English). Solving maths problems => writing a lot of mathematical equations ...
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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 ...
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Portable charging device

I have several devices that charge by USB, that I'd like to keep charged at all times. I've used my laptop in the past, put it in the lowest possible power setting, but it still gets hot, and is ...
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Corrupted Windows 7 sidebar weather gadget?

It seems that something's wrong with my weather gadget. It won't show the weather and it just says "Cannot connect to service." It's option and size buttons are gone and it's reverted to being small. ...
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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 ...
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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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Use the Windows 7 RSS gadget without IE

Is it possible? I have uninstalled IE, it was the first thing I did but if I understand this gadget correctly you're supposed to add entries to it by first adding them to IE, which I don't have and ...
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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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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 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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desktop widget (sidebar) birthday reminder

Does anyone knows a desktop gadget (win vista or 7) that reads and displays events (birthdays) from yahoo/hotmail calendar?? I used a Yahoo Widget for in win XP but now I want to use a sidebar ...
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Windows 7 Gadgets dock?

I've got four gadgets on my Windows 7 desktop. I want them to dock against the edge of the screen, such that maximized windows don't cover them (the "Always On Top" option doesn't meet my needs). Is ...
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Looking for gadget (or anything else) to find true CPU speed in Win 7

I am looking for a gadget preferably, or any program, to tell me my true CPU speed in Win 7. I have a Xeon 3426. I am running the Intel Turbo Boost monitor gadget, but it's only going down to 1.87 ...
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What is a good way to render a site or portions of a site into a desktop gadget/widget?

I guess a better way to ask this question (or an alternative to it, in my case) would be to first ask what a good way to do this would be, instead. Namely, I want to have a gadget on my desktop (not ...
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Lock System when certain hardware is removed

I am working at a company where you are supposed to lock your screen whenever you leave your desk alone for a few minutes. Now I wondered if there is a nifty little tool that would lock my screen once ...
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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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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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Where does Windows Vista's Notes gadget store your notes?

I like to use the default notes gadget in Windows Vista, and I want to synchronize my notes between my PC and my laptop. I'm going to use Dropbox, so I just need to know where does the gadget store my ...
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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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Good Digital Pen that Integrates with Microsoft OneNote

Does anyone know of a good digital pen product (like the Logitech IO2) that: Can cleanly integrate with Microsoft OneNote Works with regular paper (not expensive DPS paper) Works with Windows 7 - ...
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Windows 7 Gadgets and Screen changes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 gadgets changing place when I move from dual monitor to a single one I'm having an issue with Windows 7 on a laptop. When I dock my laptop I put all my ...
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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 ...