jim63 16:16 17 Nov 2009

Tried to download gadets for sidebar but will not appear

  rawprawn 17:11 17 Nov 2009

Can you explain a bit more please, do you mean that the gadgets you downloaded are not there or the sidebar doesn't appear, or that the gadgets you downloaded will not appear on the side bar?

  rawprawn 17:11 17 Nov 2009

PS and OS

  Pineman100 18:26 17 Nov 2009

If the computer runs the sidebar, it must be Vista, mustn't it?

  jim63 18:34 17 Nov 2009

Sorry should have explained better. I wish to add more gadgets to side bar. Downloaded some from internet but when I get to the stage of download where I save or open, when I choose either, screen just flickers and nothing happens

  rawprawn 19:36 17 Nov 2009

So does Windows 7

  T0SH 22:30 17 Nov 2009

Google desktop gets you gadgets and a sidebar also :¬)

Cheers HC

  Pineman100 18:12 18 Nov 2009

Thanks for that information. From what I've read I formed the impression (wrongly - obviously) that W7 had done away with the sidebar, and just placed gadgets on the general desktop.

  Pineman100 18:13 18 Nov 2009

I don't know what website(s) you're trying to download gadgets from, but could it be that your firewall is preventing the downloads?

  chub_tor 18:49 18 Nov 2009

If you right click on any one of the gadgets that you have installed and then click on Add Gadgets it should take you to the Windows Gadget page and show you what Gadgets you have available. Are your new gadgets that you have downloaded there? If so double click on them and they will be added to the Sidebar.

  jim63 18:50 18 Nov 2009

think it has been solved. It may have been firewall.

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