How about your windows 7 calculator, any weird issues?
Thanks Rabbit01, but I have a calendar on my wall just behind my screen. The one on my desktop I found by being curious.
I don't have it. I have a hand held one but thanks.
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 )
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
St1ckM4n, sorry, it didn't work. I'll use my wall calendar, thank you.
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.
I vaguely remember something about that in a newsletter I get. I didn't have W7 at the time.
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.
You got a point. Thanks.
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.
Wanna buy me a smartphone? They're wayyy out of my $$$ range.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
I hope this doesnt change our coolio relationship.
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.