Thursday, April 16, 2009

Microsoft Fix it Gadget

The Microsoft Fix it Team just made a great service even better! How? By making the Fix it Solutions easily located. As I write this, the team has published over 140 solutions to assist in automate settings changes or repairs. Although you can still browse or search the Microsoft Fix it Solutions Center, there are two additional tools available.

First is the Fix it Solutions Page that includes a filter, a Fix it solutions search bar, a cloud display of solution description labels and the ability to sort by different criteria. Be sure to add the Fix it Solutions Page to your bookmarks.

Now we come to my favorite, the Microsoft Fix it Vista Sidebar gadget . It is amazing how much was packed into the sidebar gadget.

As you can see in the first image below view, the gadget includes links to the Fix it blog and Facebook group. The primary view is dependent on the settings you select in the gadget options.

Know what type of solution you are looking for? Merely click the left or right triangle (to the side of the page indicator) to access the gadget search box. Click again to toggle to the description view, which provides a scroll bar.

Windows 7 Beta testers, rest assured, the Microsoft Fix it gadget it works beautifully on Windows 7 as well. In fact, on Windows 7 the Fix it gadget has the additional options to increase the size or drag the gadget to another location.

Microsoft Fixit Gadget download link: gadget

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Anonymous said...

awesome post, cool idea. thanks for letting me know about it and keep up cool blog posts like this

HappyAndyK said...

FixIt is really making things a lot easy for Windows users. Thanks for the heads up :)

Nitin said...

this gadget is pretty helpful, thanks for the link, now i catch the latest fixes right from my desktop.

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