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Enabling and disabling the AVG 2011 desktop gadget

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AVG 2011 contains a desktop gadget - a great tool to access scanning and updating.

To display gadgets in Windows Vista, the Windows Sidebar needs to be open. To launch the Windows Sidebar:

  1. On the taskbar, click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories.
  2. Click Windows Sidebar.

By default, the AVG 2011 gadget is not displayed on your Windows Vista Sidebar after installing AVG.

To add the AVG gadget to your Sidebar:

  1. At the top of the Sidebar, click the plus sign (+) to open the Gadget Gallery.
  2. Double-click the gadget.

To remove the gadget from the Sidebar:

  • Right-click the gadget, and then click Close gadget.

You can also detach the AVG 2011 gadget from the Sidebar and place it anywhere on the desktop. To detach the gadget from the Sidebar, drag it to the desktop. To reattach the gadget, drag it back to any part of the Sidebar.

By default, the AVG 2011 gadget is displayed on your Windows 7 desktop after installing AVG.

If you have closed the gadget, you can enable it again by following these steps:

  1. Right-click the desktop and click Gadgets.
  2. Double-click the AVG 2011 gadget.

To remove the gadget from your desktop:

  • Right-click the gadget, and then click Close gadget.


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