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Tech Tip #74: The Gadgets Menu Bar

Posted by on February 19, 2014

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each week, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q: I’ve heard that Win 7 has some fun gadgets I can install on the desktop, but I don’t know how to find them. Can you help?

A: Right-click on the desktop, select ‘gadgets and the choices appear:

desktop gadgets

Select one or more for your desktop

Select from this list or go online for more.

More Windows tips:

 Tech Tip #73: Alt+??? Brings up which Menu Command?

Tech Tip #69:Change Size of Desktop Icons

Tech Tip #27: My Taskbar Disappeared

Questions you want answered? Email me at askatechteacher@gmail.com and I’ll answer.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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