The core reason for this was not the availability of the latest version of IE11 on Microsoft's most popular operating system Windows 7, but the fact that a lot of users had issues with it. Several users reported that desktop widgets were missing or not displaying properly anymore after the browser was updated to Internet Explorer The browser did not cause any issues on Windows 8 in this regard, which is understandable considering that Microsoft did remove the gadgets option from the desktop part of the operating system.
So what is the fix? Apparently, gadget display issues are caused by DPI settings that are not set to default values.
Right-click on a blank spot on your desktop and select Personalize from the context menu that opens up. This opens the Personalization control panel applet. Click on Display in the lower left corner of the screen under "See also". The page that opens highlights the selected DPI setting.
If you have selected Medium or Larger, or modified the DPI in the Registry for even higher values , you will run into gadget display errors on the system.
The gadgets should display fine now on the system. You can modify the setting again at any time though. So, the core fix is to change the DPI setting to the default value. While that makes the gadgets appear again in the right location and without display issues, it may also reduce the usability of the system for you.
It seems possible to modify individual gadgets instead to make them compatible. The core reason for them not being displayed properly on the system appears to be DPI locking. The Fix Ghacks reader DrDivan55 found a way to resolve the issue for individual gadgets without having to modify the system's DPI setting in the process. Close the gadget you want to modify from the sidebar.
No need to kill the whole sidebar process. Copy the original gadget. Open it with notepad. Setting the tag to autoscale e. Use a program like Unlocker to rename the original file adding a ". Unlocker couldn't find the locking process for me, but asked what I wanted to do with the file, so I chose rename. Once you do that, Unlocker seems to unlock the whole folder. So it's easy to go to the next step now. Move the modified file back to the original folder.
If access is denied just use Unlocker again-this time to move the modified file. Start the gadget you modified. It should display correctly now, but in a smaller size than the other gadgets that were not affected.
If someone has custom language packs installed, don't forget to modify the XML file in the corresponding language folders. Official site for Unlocker: The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
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