Gadget OPACITY Issue
Thursday, March 11, 2010 by RomanDA | Discussion: DesktopX
I'm sure someone else has to have run into this, and has the answer.
I have a gadget that does not have a tray or a taskbar icon and it's Opacity has been set to 0. So its invisible, loads at startup, and cannot be seen or moved or edited in any way.
So the q is a simple one.. WHERE is this opacity setting stored and how the heck to i change it back to 100%?
Reply #2 Thursday, March 11, 2010 1:21 PM
delete the cache and let the settings reset?
Reply #3 Thursday, March 11, 2010 4:08 PM
IR, good idea.. will try that.. have to find where it puts the cache on a machine that doesnt have DX on it, just this gadget.
Reply #4 Thursday, March 11, 2010 4:19 PM
[quote who="I.R. Brainiac" reply="2" id="2561809"]delete the cache and let the settings reset?
That won't work. Wizard1956 had this same sort of problem and Roscoe came up with the fix. Has something to do with a registry edit. Wizard is looking into it, it will be in one of his posts.
Reply #5 Thursday, March 11, 2010 4:28 PM
I'm not sure if it will apply in your case,as my problem was location,location,location but you may want to check out reply #16 on THIS thread. The trans setting may be saved in the registry as well.
Reply #6 Monday, March 15, 2010 3:47 PM
Reply #7 Monday, March 15, 2010 4:52 PM
IR, thats the whole issue, this is on a machine we use for our control system, and so i have no idea where to look for the cache, etc. I did email support at SD, but have not heard anything in a over a week.
Reply #8 Monday, March 15, 2010 5:24 PM
Have you checked the link in Wiz's reply? RoscoeP. fixed it for him....
Reply #9 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:30 PM
yep, i searched all thru the reg. must be missing it somewhere.
Reply #10 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:44 PM
Hey Roman, have you tried to remove it from start-up thru msconfig, reboot then reload gadget to see if you can see/access it.
Reply #11 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:02 PM
David, what OS?
I found the gadget cache on XP with no DX installed, and it contains a document called Preferences.xml.
This is what it looks like.
Reply #12 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:02 PM
David, found it here in Win 7.
D:\Users\Jim Dillard\AppData\Local\Stardock\DesktopX\GadgetCache\Aero Station Clock Gadget\Preferences.xml
Reply #13 Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:15 PM
David, I was able to edit the XML file on 7 to make it all but vanish and then bring it back. You may need to show hidden files and folders to find it. Or unhide system files. Here is a link to the XML editor by Microsoft.
Reply #14 Wednesday, March 17, 2010 8:39 PM
lol... i was working on a machine today at the plant, i loaded my Drop Info on it, and seached for "stardock" and there it was, right were you show it above. Thanks.. Shame its so hard to find.
Reply #15 Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:03 PM
So you got it fixed? I'm hoping so. Good deal!
Reply #16 Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:35 PM
im not near the machine that messed up, its at the office and im not. will look at it next week (if i make it back to the office before the equipment ships).
Thanks for the input all.
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Reply #1 Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:28 PM
I have looked for that setting to be setup via script object properties, but I doubt it is there.