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Windows 7 Made Simple by Kevin Otnes

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Using Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets

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Figure 3–1. These four Windows Desktop Gadgets are already installed by Windows 7. When you hover over a gadget, you can view a toolbar with controls and options for that gadget.

Of the gadgets and widgets described in this chapter, Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets have the largest icons. If you don't see any on your desktop, don't worry. They are already installed on your computer but are usually hidden by default when you use Windows for the first time.

Windows gadgets were introduced in Windows Vista. Many of the gadgets created for Vista will work on Windows 7, too. All of the Desktop Gadgets provided by Windows ...

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