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    Killed MS Gadgets...now what

    OK. I read, I believed, I killed Gadgets. I really liked the weather gadget sitting on my desktop. Anyone know of a similar replacement. I've tried weatherchannel.com & wunderground.com & weatherbug.com. Yuk. That little gadget told me temp, hi & lo, next 3 days hi & lo & forecast.....all on a tidy little screen. I miss my weather gadget (Getting stock ticker was too depressing)

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    noaa.gov (assuming you're in the U.S.) Type your city and state into the box and get the new forecast page. It's not a gadget, it's a web page that includes the doppler radar for the whole country - very cool.

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    I haven't killed my gadgets, and don't intend to. I, too, have become rather fond of my weather gadget. I use drive images for backup, and additional backup for my financial data, so until gadgets become an actual problem for me personally, I'll keep them. I can quickly and easily eliminate the problem should it ever become real, but at this point I'm not worried.

    I survived a house fire that destroyed two desktops and two laptops, without losing any of my applications or data. There is simply no substitute for drive images in multiple copies; nothing else even comes close.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slf View Post
    OK. I read, I believed, I killed Gadgets. I really liked the weather gadget sitting on my desktop. Anyone know of a similar replacement. I've tried weatherchannel.com & wunderground.com & weatherbug.com. Yuk. That little gadget told me temp, hi & lo, next 3 days hi & lo & forecast.....all on a tidy little screen. I miss my weather gadget (Getting stock ticker was too depressing)

    Stacey
    I use Forecaster, sits in the tray - use Customise-> Show Icon & Notifications to keep it visible

    On Win 7 I much prefer minimalist tray applications to the obtrusive gadgets I used on XP and Vista.

    I think that's because, for me at least, Win7 is a 'no fuss' system - no BSODs, no nanny state (UAC is off) etc.

    The gadgets distracted me away from the frustrations of XP & Vista, and prevented me from smashing the screen to smithereens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
    I haven't killed my gadgets, and don't intend to. I, too, have become rather fond of my weather gadget. I use drive images for backup, and additional backup for my financial data, so until gadgets become an actual problem for me personally, I'll keep them. I can quickly and easily eliminate the problem should it ever become real, but at this point I'm not worried.

    I survived a house fire that destroyed two desktops and two laptops, without losing any of my applications or data. There is simply no substitute for drive images in multiple copies; nothing else even comes close.
    I haven't killed mine either and like you don't intend to
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