Several users reported that desktop widgets were missing or not displaying properly anymore after the browser was updated to Internet Explorer 11.The browser did not cause any issues on Windows 8 in this regard, which is understandable considering that Microsoft did remove the gadgets option from the desktop part of the operating system. Apparently, gadget display issues are caused by DPI settings that are not set to default values.

Version 1.3 - Fixed bad flyout output when size more than 100%.

Version 1.4 - Fixed bad output when no innternet connection.

So, the core fix is to change the DPI setting to the default value.

While that makes the gadgets appear again in the right location and without display issues, it may also reduce the usability of the system for you.

Ghacks reader Dr Divan55 found a way to resolve the issue for individual gadgets without having to modify the system's DPI setting in the process.

Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who founded Ghacks Technology News Back in 2005.Microsoft, in fact, has been providing a tool to completely uninstall desktop gadgets from Windows 7 operating system.Live tiles in newer versions of Windows act as desktop gadgets to some extent. Use this option if you need run more than one gadget to other locations. Desktop Gadget feature was first introduced with Windows Vista.Desktop gadget feature, one of the most used features of Windows 7, is not available in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and the latest Windows 10.