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Gadget Diet :) ?

By learninmypc
Mar 14, 2013
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  1. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,020   +153

    How about your windows 7 calculator, any weird issues?
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Thanks Rabbit01, but I have a calendar on my wall just behind my screen. The one on my desktop I found by being curious.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    I don't have it. I have a hand held one but thanks.:)
     
  4. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,020   +153

    My questions learninmypc seems "out of place" but I have my reasons.

    since February 2013 in all of my computers, windows live mail under windows 7/8 has a "black screen" problem.
    also the calculator program under windows 7 would take the background picture of any picture/program currently launched.
    searching the internet including microsoft answers yield no positive result.
    until I updated fast picture viewer (64-bit, free edition for non-commercial usage), restored file associations, then lo and behold!, the weird issues I have are gone.
    ( windows 7 calculator: %windir%\system32\calc.exe )
     
  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,852   +184

    You should have windows 7 calculator. Go to your start menu, click on it, Then click all programs. Then scroll down to accessories. It should be right at the top of the list.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Ok, I've done that but I don't see it now, although I do remember seeing it there before.
    I think items in the start menu go by priority? The more they're used, the more likely they'll show there?
    I use MS Paint alot, so its on the main part.
     
  7. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    What you see when you first click on Start can be displayed like you described. I've disabled that. But if you click on All Programs then you should be able to find it. Alternatively, you can type calc in the box.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Ok, the first time I typed it in "calculator" it brought up the songs calculator by kraftwerk

    typing in calc, it brought up the calculator program(y)
     
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Well, that's just weird. :(

    Also, learningmypc, the Windows search box is really great! I knew you had Win7, so I didn't explain my "turn windows features on off" instructions very well. ;)

    All you had to do was hit Start, and start typing! "turn w" First entry was the one. :)


    Another thing to try: run this FixIt. Disable gadgets and then enable them using it.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    St1ckM4n, I appreciate your help as well as others but since I have a regular calendar hanging on my wall behind my monitor, I'll be happy with it.
    Nothing technology related with it so I'll just flip it to the next page at the end of the month:) .
    I may go ahead & try your fix, but not tonight, the C8H10N4O2 is wearing off. Thank you for your efforts :)
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    St1ckM4n, sorry, it didn't work. I'll use my wall calendar, thank you.
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    I disabled gadgets all together because microsoft said it was a security risk, but I reenabled it so that I can use a printer gadget.
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    I vaguely remember something about that in a newsletter I get. I didn't have W7 at the time.
     
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,141   +1,530

    Yeah, the security risk was not knowing which gadgets you could trust. This is no different than downloading an app that you couldn't trust, but yet Microsoft killed the prospect of using gadgets completely.
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    You got a point. Thanks.
     
  16. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    Ever since I got my smartphone in September, I haven't used my pc other than to type assignments and to game. There are great calendar apps that kill the need for gadgets.
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Wanna buy me a smartphone? They're wayyy out of my $$$ range.
     
    JC713, St1ckM4n and Jay Pfoutz like this.
  18. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    You're missing the point by a wide mile. Just because you like to take your phone out of your pocket to check the date - this doesn't sit with people who prefer to mouse over to desktop-peek button.
     
  19. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    Yes, I know, but I am just telling my point of view. Learningmypc likes the desktop, I like my phone as my calender . We are all different :D.
     
  20. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    I just remember that I used to have a Google calender widget on my old work laptop running XP. It was a widget for the Google desktop. It stopped working after IT updated some settings. When it was working, I also had a weather widget. They were convenient.

    Just did a search, it's no longer supported but can be downloaded from Filehippo, Techspot, etc.
     
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,317   +239

    Even if I was rich enough to own a smartphone, I'd still know its faster & easier to see my calendar on my wall.
    Lets not turn this into an argument of likes & dislikes.
    The situation with my desktop calendar is over. Lets leave it at that.
    Enjoy your smartphone as I enjoy my wall calendar.
     
  22. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    I hope this doesnt change our coolio relationship.:'(
     
  23. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    After thinking about it I actually use my wall calendar more than I think. I just havent gone out and bought a 13' one yet lol.
     


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