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I have the Stack Overflow Windows gadget running on my Windows 7 desktop; I have entered my User ID, but still the gadget does nothing.

Was this a government stimulus project?

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Stack Overflow Windows Gadget? –  Grace Note Jun 2 '11 at 15:18
    
@Grace, link to gallery/gadget edited into OP. –  Cos Callis Jun 2 '11 at 15:23
    
You might want to contact the developer of the gadget directly. insomniacgeek.com/a-stack-overflow-sidebar-gadget –  Bill the Lizard Jun 2 '11 at 15:26
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Gadgets are supposed to do stuff? I thought their purpose was simply to sit there, impotently, behind all of your open windows, and perhaps suck up a bit of otherwise-unused RAM when you let your cursor slip into the corner... –  Shog9 Jun 2 '11 at 16:17
    
Well, gadgets should (IMHO) at least convey some useful (?) information... Time/Temperature/Location of Paris Hilton's undergarments (if any), CPU usage, Netflix Queue... –  Cos Callis Jun 2 '11 at 18:01

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Looks like it just displays your flair and rep. Judging from the screenshots (and the date on the post - over two years ago) it was written before the super collider. Since gadgets are just HTML it could be updated to show the super collider - I might even use that myself.

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I had higher hopes for it than that.. but I think your are right. –  Cos Callis Jun 2 '11 at 15:37

That gadget is of no big use. However if you want to see something enter your UserId number. Click on your userId in the top , this will take you to your profile page. There in the top-right you can see your user-id. Enter that in the gadget and it shows up your reputations

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@prassan, got that all figured out a month ago. I know what it actually does..I just expected it to do 'more'. –  Cos Callis Jul 11 '11 at 11:21

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