Posts Tagged ‘Gadgets’

Microsoft Fix-It to Disable Gadgets in Windows 7 and Vista

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

It’s hard to tell if they’re doing this to improve security, or if they’re just trying to push users towards the Metro interface …

Rumor has it that Microsoft is going to kill gadgets in Windows 8, and while nothing has been confirmed yet it seems like a move that aims to get users to work with the Metro interface and the apps it provides. There could be another reason though, and it comes in form of a security advisory for Windows Vista and Windows 7.


Microsoft Retires Gadgets in Preparation of Windows 8 Launch

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Here’s some not-so-great news for those who use Windows Live Gallery gadgets …

Microsoft introduced gadgets when the company launched the Windows Vista operating system. First in a limited gadget’s sidebar that restricted the location that gadgets could be placed in, and then usable on the full desktop with the release of Windows 7.


Rainmeter 2 Brings Unified Installer and New Plugins

Monday, February 7th, 2011

I don’t think I’d have much use for this myself, but if you’re into skins, then this might interest you …

The popular desktop customization suite Rainmeter has been updated by its developers to version 2.0 The new version is fully backwards compatible to existing Rainmeter 1.3 or 1.4 installations and can be installed over the top of those versions.


How to Uninstall Gadgets in Windows 7

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Here’s how to get rid of any Windows 7 gadgets that you’re not using …

Gadgets, which is just another word for small applications, have been improved in Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7. Introduced in Windows Vista and restricted to a sidebar in the operating system they have been freed in Windows 7 from that restriction so that they can be placed anywhere on the screen.