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It will change the value of this registry key: Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting.
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Desktop Gadget feature was first introduced with Windows Vista.
As we all know, desktop gadgets offer various information at a glance and are low on system resources as well.
Maybe you are facing issues with Gadgets not opening or hogging too much memory, or maybe sometimes the Calendar gadget just won’t show anything in it! Go to Control Panel and change the View to Category. If this problem occurs even if you tried the prescribed troubleshooting steps, including a System Restore or after running the System File Checker, then try this! (V) Try to re-register concerned dll files of Windows gadgets. Go to Start and under search type in Even after trying the above-mentioned troubleshooting steps, you are unable to get them to work, you can try these Fix It solutions released by Microsoft. (IV) Sometimes, switching Windows Color Management to Default Profile may help. Go to Start and under search type in Color Management. Click on Advanced Tab and make sure the Device Profile is selected as System Default; if not change it.Live tiles in newer versions of Windows act as desktop gadgets to some extent.For instance, the weather app’s live tile offer the same or more information than the weather gadget.