I used it a lot in Vista where I had a sidebar and it was readily accessible. Then I used it in Win7 where I tweaked a sidebar. But on my X64 systems I prefer to use toolbars that are more easily accessible. Oh I did it Thanks for reporting success. The reason I want 2 two of the same gadgets? As of right now my idea is test if this will even give me the organization i am looking for. Let me mention I want to have one for business and one for pleasure.
Originally Posted by Tournedisque. So far I've tried Gaming Launcher for games I'm a pretty heavy gamer, and I'm a fan of using a very organized and minimalist computer. I used to use Steam to launch games, but some games don't work with it. I then tried using the Game explorer, with it set in the Start Menu to pop out when I hover over it. This was messy and didn't work Software How can I do 2 launcher and play I want to do in online game 2 launcher meanwhile to do 2 programs of the same game at one computer.
I succeeded to do it at Windows XP - to open 2 users in the same computer and to play the game in minimizer, then to click on the icon of the game, and then to click Run As and to choose the other Gaming What's a good launcher? I use Launchy on WinXP, very quick and easy to load programs. Win7 has a good search-thing in the Start Menu, but I guess I'm used to pressing another key combination to have a dedicated small window pop-up Win7, yes, just press the Start key and start typing and let me do some searching, plus it Please Help. Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.
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All times are GMT NET" in its name. Press OK. For some monitoring gadget, I get a WMI error! Please follow these instructions. I am running AVG anti-virus and gadgets don't start or there appear errors! The Identity protection sometimes blocks this software without even notifying. You can verify that 8GadgetPack doesn't contain any viruses on VirusTotal and then follow these steps to add an exception for 8GadgetPack: Double-click on the AVG anti-virus tray icon in the bottom right area. Select "Options", then "Advanced settings Select "Exceptions" 4.
Click on the "Add Exception" button. Click the "Exception Type" drop-down menu and select "Application or File". Copy and paste the following text into the textbox and press "OK". Repeat the steps with the following texts: Click "OK" to apply the new setting. Click "Yes" if Windows asks permission to save the change.
The entries for the x86 version are neccessary even if you only use the bit version. A gadget doesn't seem to be working. What can I do? The best choice is to contact the author of the gadget. I cannot do much about it unless I made the gadget , I just ship the original gadgets files to make gadgets working under Windows 8. If it is a Microsoft gadget that does not work you are out of luck. They didn't just discontinue gadgets but also seem to shut down the servers required by the weather, currency and stocks gadget.
There are a bunch of alternative weather gadgets included in the pack and dozens of such gadgets can be found on the internet.
Is there a way to do a silent install? First download the installer and save it under C:. Open a Command Promt as Admin Right-click on the startbutton and select it. Then type the following: After a while the gadgets option will appear in the desktop right-click menu. The installer will allow every user on the computer to use gadgets, but the gadgets are not actually shown for a user until they are selected from the desktop context-menu. I have a gadget that requires the bit version of the sidebar. What do I do? The installer does install both the 32 and bit version of sidebar.
You simply need to run C: Is it possible to put the sidebar horizontal on top or bottom? No, sorry. It is often requested, but an implementation would have many problems. How can I backup my gadgets, transfer them between PCs or delete them all together? Each folder there contains a gadget and you can do with them whatever you like.
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If you screw up, select "Reset all gadgets" in the 8Gadgetpack Tools. I just want to have a clock gadget on my desktop and not all this stuff that comes with 8GadgetPack. Is there some "light version"? Sorry, the installer system I use doesn't allow this. But you can easily delete all extra gadgets after the installation by going to the folder mentioned 1 question above and deleting all folders inside of it.
You save about 40MB on your harddrive this way. Right-click on desktop, select Gadgets, right-click on the desired gadget and select Uninstall. To reinstall, download the. How do I install a gadget? Double-click on the. If that doesn't work, try to reinstall 8GadgetPack. Gadgets don't run at startup.
What to do? Go to start, select 8GadgetPack Tools and disable and then enable Autorun there. Can I choose the installation directory? No, due to technical reasons 8GadgetPack will always install in these directories: I want to have multiple rows of gadgets. Is that possible?
Simply add the gadget "7 Sidebar" multiple times and arrange the gadgets how you want. Can I use the keyboard to access the gadgets? Use Tab to switch between gadgets that are docked to a sidebar. Is there a way to position the gadgets just where I like them on the sidebar? Yes, you can hold Shift while positioning them to keep the sidebar from automatically aligning them. Version history Get notified about updates via Version Updated all outdated gadgets. My Weather should work again. Changed Clipboarder so copied text always creates a new element, even if it is the same as the current one.
Fixed installer errormessage bug.
Fixed transparency bug in 7 Sidebar. Made gadgets compatible with the upcoming Windows 10 update. The sidebar now adjusts its color when it is changed in Windows Settings. Made the color for the sidebar more like the color of the taskbar in Windows Added blurr behind the sidebar on Windows to match the taskbar. Fixed an issue with Clipboarder. It was locking the parent folder of the file that is in the current clipboard.
Also fixed a small issue with copied images in firefox. Updated a bunch of gadgets. Removed the Microsoft Currency Gadget, as it is no longer working. Changed the provider in the Currency Meter gadget to Google Finance to make it work again. Thanks to tomazov for the fix! Some minor improvements to Clipboarder. Some compatibility bugfixes for the upcoming Windows 10 version in October. So I added a workaround. Updated some gadgets. Made some usability tests and quite some issues came up! Added newsletter option so you can get notified about updates via mail. Fixed rare crash in Clipboarder when opening a link.
Added workaround for a bug in MS Word when copying a formula while Clipboarder is running Word crashes when the user copies a formula and then the textformat of the clipboard is requested. Clipboarder detects this now and skips the text formats. Added also another workaround for a minor bug in Word: When a certain clipboard format is requested Word adds a favorit inside the document.
That format is now skipped as well. Fixed a bug with the "Enable unformatted paste" option in Clipboarder when used with the right shift-button. Clipboarder now handles images with transparency copied in browsers correctly. Removed Google Mail gadget it no longer works. You can place gadgets on the sidebar whereever you want now without snapping while holding Shift.
Added workaround for a bug that caused several gadgets to fail sometimes during startup. Fixed a bug that caused gadgets to go behind the sidebar sometimes. Fixed many minor issues. Removed intrusive window that appeared after major Windows Update. Glassy Network Monitor now scales the graph according to the maximum visible value. Fixed a bug that made gadgets freeze on Windows 10 Anniversary Update thanks to Ron Foo for giving me reproduction steps!
Improved LibreOffice support in Clipboarder. Fixed rendering issues in the Volume Control Gadget. Updated a few gadgets. Made many gadgets work on Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Fixed a bug in Clipboarder that prevented Dropping of files onto Clipboarder on Windows Added a bugfix by Sergey Shkurov to make the buttons in the Slideshow Gadget work again. Fixed a bug in Clipboarder that caused it not to start up correctly.
Fixed some bugs in the installer. Made it easier to disable the window-manager if activated by mistake. Fixed bug in DriveInfo gadget that caused high cpu and memory usage over time. Fixed an autorun issue.
Improved compatibility with upcoming Anniversary Update of Win Changed default Weather gadget to My Weather. Improved gadget shutdown performance. Updated several gadgets. Fixed a transparency bug in 7 Sidebar. An errormessage "gadgets are not responding" shouldn't appear anymore. Fixed an issue with the flyout of the Microsoft Feeds Gadget. Improved performance of the Glassy Network Monitor. Fixed a bug that caused the sidebar to be white. Also the transparency can now be enabled in high contrast mode on Windows 8 and later.
Fixed a hang in 7 Sidebar that occured on Windows 10 when explorer. Fixed a bug that caused the clock to display its hands off center. Made the gadget "Remove Drive Safely" high-dpi compatible and fixed a bug in the gadget that caused high-cpu usage over time. Added a workaround for an issue that occured on Windows 10 Insider that caused high cpu usage and prevented some gadgets to open. Removed the Microsoft weather gadget from the package. It is extremly unreliable and there are plenty of alternatives included. Clipboarder now lets you search the internet for a copied text with a single click.
Added a How-to on this page. Improved Windows 10 support. Created a new icon to fit Windows 10 style: You can disable this in 8GadgetPack Tools if you want to use the game bar. The window-manager in the sidebar now supports the new virtual desktops in Windows 10 and hovering over a thumbnail to peek into a window works again.
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Fixed a crash that occured when using flyouts in certain gadgets e. Launch Control. Added high-dpi support for these gadgets: Added on option to 8GadgetPack Tools that allows to change the size of gadgets. Added a fix that makes the Microsoft weather gadget more reliable. Added MSN Weather alternative. Improved DPI scaling with some gadgets. Finally added high-dpi support. Gadgets shouldn't appear too small anymore. Added a separate uninstaller tool here to fix broken installations. Started to work on Windows 10 support.
Most of the gadgets work on Windows 10, but not all. Updated outdated gadgets.
Added iBattery gadget and a japanese calendar gadget only visible on japanese Windows versions. Fixed a bug that prevented access to gadgets by touch. Due to high demand, it is now possible to install 8GadgetPack on Windows 7. Improved startup reliability. Improved multi-monitor support in 7 Sidebar.
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Updated outdated gadgets and added a new gadget that I made myself: Glassy Network Monitor. Fixed a bug that often caused a crash at startup. Cleaned up the 8Gadgetpack Tools. Fixed a bug that caused gadgets to appear multiple times in startup tab of taskmanager. Also fixed a bug that caused not to load all gadgets on startup. And another bug that caused "library errors" and errors involving "d3d9.
Added skin support in Clipboarder and fixed a bug that prevented it to open clipboards in Modern App Programs. Added a few gadgets and updated the outdated ones. Version 9. Startup is more reliable now hopefully.