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Gadgets

This is slightly strange  Shocked    win7 x 64  windows Gadgets , i only have the clock & calendar on my desktop , but for some reason every now and again when i start up they dont show ,even right click on desktop wont bring them back ??  i have to shut down and restart.
its not a major problem ,,, but a annoying one  Sad any ideas ?
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Re: Gadgets

From here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/gadgets
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Gadgets have been discontinued
Gadgets are no longer available on our website because the Windows Sidebar platform in Windows 7 and Windows Vista has serious vulnerabilities. Microsoft has retired the feature in newer releases of Windows. Gadgets could be exploited to harm your computer, access your computer's files, show you objectionable content, or change their behavior at any time. An attacker could even use a gadget to take complete control of your PC. If you're concerned about the safety of gadgets you’ve downloaded, find out more about gadgets and steps you can take to protect your PC.

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MMM  interesting Strat  Shocked but i like to see a clock & calendar on my desktop  Embarrassed
will see if there is any alternatives 
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Re: Gadgets

I can't find a definitive answer but is the security gadget issue specifically if the sidebar is used or all gadgets anyway?
I have not got the sidebar activated but I do have the weather gadget on the desktop for two locations. I will add that this is the gadget pre-installed with W7 and not downloaded.

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Thanks for the link, Oldjim.
Seems there's no need to be overly concerned.

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Re: Gadgets

I'm sure just the other day I read a suggestion that Gadgets might be coming back in Windows 9.
e.g. http://news.softpedia.com/news/More-Windows-9-Details-Leak-New-Taskbar-a-More-Flat-Look-Desktop-Gadg...
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Re: Gadgets

Quote from: rongtw
MMM   interesting Strat   Shocked but i like to see a clock & calendar on my desktop  Embarrassed

Start > Run > sidebar.exe
That should see you right without restarting  Wink
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7up tried that , didnt work , also checked MSCONFIG services , Whats Running , sys internals .
what i eventually did was add remove progs/ windows features removed sidebar , restart then enable sidebar  Sad 
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and I am keeping my gadgets

Indeed I have also kept mine but I use the same ones that I've had for years and no new ones. Clock, cpu / ram monitor, local weather, clipboard manager and a calendar.
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Re: Gadgets

A tip to re-enable the sidebar
Run
%systemroot%\syswow64\regsvr32 %systemroot%\syswow64\vbscript.dll