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  • Some keyboards or mobile PCs that don’t have the PRINT SCREEN button might use other keyboard combinations, such as FN+INSERT, to take a screen capture. Check the information that came with your computer or the manufacturer’s website for more information.

To copy the entire screen


To copy only an active window


Manually Install Windows 7 and Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Problem:   You policy currently restricts unsigned gadget installation with the following message:

Desktop Gadget Policy Block Message

Desktop Gadget Policy Block Message


There are two folders where they can be located.

  • C:\Users\(Your Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

In this folder you should be able to see several Gadget Folders.

Picture of Windows 7 Gadets Folder

Picture of Windows 7 Gadets Folder

 Notice how they are simple a folder with .Gadget on the end.

Now simply rename you .gadget file to .zip,  in our example mytodolist.gadget  will be renamed to

Rename Todo Windows Gadget

Rename Todo Windows Gadget

 Extract it:

Extract Windows Gadget

Extract Windows Gadget

Add .Gadget to the end of your new folder

Add .Gadget to New Extracted Windows Gadget Folder
Finally simply drop it in one of the folders above and right click on the desktop and click Gadgets and choose your new gadget!