Reasons for gadgets missing on Windows® 7
What causes gadgets to go missing from Windows 7?
The gadget function is available for users with a lot of features like the option to select the gadget, edit and resize, include gadgets. The gadget option is an indication about various utilities like weather, time, speed, clock, traffic and a lot more. Gadgets add fun as well as functions to a users desktop. Gadgets option can be enabled from the desktop itself. Right-clicking on the desktop will display a menu that includes the gadget option. Clicking a gadget will open a new window for customization options for users. Windows 7 provides a lot of new gadget options for a user. But users sometimes experience some issues with the operation of gadgets. A user should enable user account control function inWindows 7 for it to work properly.
Discussed below are some points related with gadgets missing in Windows 7:
- Tips to fix the issues
The major symptom of gadgets missing in Windows 7is the absence of the gadget function on the desktop. The issue also characterized with the missing of the gadgets list when the user selects the gadget option by right-clicking the desktop.
One of the reasons behind the gadget missing issue in Windows 7is by disabling User Account Control or UAC in the Operating System. Virus attacks on the computer also cause gadgets to get disabled on the desktop. Malware can change the registry settings and cause gadgets to go missing. The permanent removal of the gadget feature from Windows 7also causes them to go missing.
Enable UAC if the tool is turned off for Windows 7 to work properly. Move to Control Panel and open programs and features. Look for the Windows 7 gadgets platform and check the box near to the folder. Restart the computer. The gadget option can be enabled from the desktop as well. System File Check command is also recommended to be run on the system if the above methods do not work. Run the command from Command Prompt window by typing 'sfc/scan now' and press 'Enter'.
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