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Gadget Diet :) ?

By learninmypc
Mar 14, 2013
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  1. This happened on Patch Tuesday.
    Gadget diet.jpg
    I've rebooted twice since then, but obviously it hasn't changed.
    I've temporarily changed it so just the orange part shows.:confused:
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    Have you tried closing the calendar gadget and reinstall it?
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    I'm not sure I understand/know what you're saying. I've made it small (orange part only) & then bigger, but no change.
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    Close it like you would w/ any programs, then add it back. Sometimes the problem fixes itself.

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  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    Yes,I just did that but still no change.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,981   +1,488

    That looks like one of IE10 modifications to me. I could be wrong, but doesn't Windows use IE to display gadgets?

    Edit:
    I just installed the gadget on my Windows 7 Pro (x64) with IE10 and it's showing correctly. I'm going to update my machine now and see if that makes a difference.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    I've never said a bad thing about MS, but this might be my first if it is caused by IE10:mad:
  8. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    Win7 Home 64-bit, no issues after updating to IE 10. The initial update to Avast 8 did messed up the weather gadget, Flash and videos when hardware acceleration is used. But the subsequent Avast update corrected that. The workaround for the weather gadget's display issue was close and add it back in.
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    Ha, be glad you don't have Win8. :)
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    I've not heard much good about it, yet & I doubt I will.
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    Thanks Rabbit01, I'll be content with it as is unless somebody comes up with a possible fix. Mine is also W7 Home Premium 64-bit.
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,981   +1,488

  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    Thanks, I'll give it a try in the morning. :)
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    I dont think it uses IE
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    Sorry, I forgot to mention I had rebooted before making this thread & NONE of my gadgets (clock,weather & calendar) showed up so I rebooted again after waiting 15 minutes & then they showed up, calender as is it posted.
    cliffordcooley, I tried your idea but still no joy. Oh well, keep the ideas coming & thanks,:)
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    Turn Windows Features on or Off > Windows Gadget Platform.

    Disable this, restart, enable, restart.
  17. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,013   +150

    Learninmypc, did you also have a windows live mail "black screen" problem aside from the windows 7 gadget problem?
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    Kindly explain that better.
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    No. I do not use windows live mail.
  20. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    He's referring to the following in Programs & Features.

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  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    Since I don't know how to get there, I guess I haven't done it.
  22. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,981   +1,488

    Control Panel >> Programs and Features

    Then look to the left for "Turn Windows features on or off"
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    Doing so now, BRB :)
  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,235   +232

    :(Sorry, it didn't work, I guess I'll live with it.
  25. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    There are non-MS calendar gadgets for Win7. Do a search and see if those works.


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