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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cogsinister, Jan 14, 2009.
Is this feature working for anyone...?
If i try to set them up nothing happens......
Any ideas ?
Is UAC turned off?
Erm, not sure, whats UAC ?
It's the thing that made the screen go black in vista and asked you if you wanted to do something "Allow" or "Deny".
In Windows 7, it just warns you a lot, if you're doing crazy stuff.
Yes i have turned that off.........
I'd actually recommend you don't turn UAC off. (Although in Windows 7, it's actually always on, you can just put it into "silent" mode.)
Anyway, I've found that a lot of people choose to hide desktop icons, and if you do that, the gadgets won't show up. This is a bug, I'm assuming. So try that.
Gadgets are not working when UAC is turned off
They should be. It's most likely a bug. Use the "Send feedback" links and tell Microsoft.
Turning on UAC made the gadget work, how odd.....................
That is odd. That's why you should use that "Send feedback" menu and tell Microsoft. You should be able to see gadgets regardless of your UAC settings. It would appear to be a bug.
Gadgets work fine for me. It's nice they got rid of the sidebar. Whether User Account Control is on or off, the gadgets feature should not be affected.
Actually, the sidebar is still more or less there. If you double-click on any gadget within the gallery, it will automatically align itself to the far right corner. Likewise, you can drag gadgets already on the desktop over to the right side and they will lock into a grid.
That's true but I do enjoy the new freedom.
I intend to............its a beta testers duty
It's not new from Vista...
Gadgets run in protected mode, hence turning off UAC disables gadgets.
If you'd like to use gadgets there is an article on my digital life website that let's you enable them when you have UAC off.