Posts Tagged ‘desktop’

How To Run Flash Dependent Windows Gadgets On 64 Bits Vista

December 16th, 2008

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One of the only Drags of running Windows Vista 64 bits is having to tweak things to be compatible. this is something that we should see go away in 2009 because of SP2 and because Adobe is finally  set to launch a 64 bits version of its Flash Plugin sometime next year. but if there are flash dependent windows gadgets right now. that you want to run in your 64 bits Vista. there is a “simple” workaround to it:

1.- In the System Tray right-click on the Sidebar icon and select Properties
2.- Uncheck the "Start Sidebar when Windows starts" option
3.- Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar
4.- Drag and hold Sidebar.exe over the start orb
5.- Then drag and hold it over All Programs
6.- And again (drag and hold) over startup
7.- Now drop it into startup

That is it. now they should run properly without a hitch.

via The Average Gamer

 

Color Picker Windows Desktop Gadget

December 15th, 2008

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This is a Windows Desktop Gadget for XP,Vista and Windows 7 in 32 bits that can be used to easily save and access previously saved color palettes while working in any kind of web design development. the gadget comes from Microsoft Live Labs so it can be considered not only Official but ready to use for anyone.

Many different programs use RGB color hex codes. While some programs have color management, sometimes you’ll need to use a palette across many programs like Expression Blend, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML/CSS, and Flash.  This handy sidebar gadget keeps your palettes at your fingertips, letting you quickly sample each hex code to your clipboard, so you can easily use your colors across all applications

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You can also search for your or other color palettes on COLOURlovers directly from the gadget as little plus.

You can download it from the Windows Live Gallery:

Color Palettes Windows Desktop Gadget

via Microsoft Live Labs

Windows Live Writer Gadget

December 15th, 2008

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This is very simply and straight forward. it is a sidebar gadget for Windows live Writer and it works in XP, Vista and Windows 7 in both 32 and 64 bits flavors. Windows Live Writer is the best Blog Editor that exists. there is just no better and it is what i use every single day i blog. so that is what i can fully recommend it.

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you can drag links, text and photos to it to open WLW with the content pre inserted in a new blog entry.it comes in two sizes and it is a good way to jumpstart it. the gadget is the work of great WLW developer Scott Lovegrove. so it comes from a good source too in case you were wary of it in any way.

Windows Live Writer Desktop Gadget

Gmail Gadget For Google Desktop

December 15th, 2008

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Google Desktop got finally good back in September. at least for Windows users and now if you are in Windows you can enjoy of having a quick view Gmail gadget for it too.

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The gadget looks good and everything about seems to be peachy minus the part it don`t has more “obvious” way to make itself notable like sound and big email counter signs that are what users of these kind of widgets usually want. but it works well and there is not like there were a lot of options to begin with. much less official ones.

Gmail Gadget for Google Desktop (windows only)

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