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Countless times my favorite song has been playing only to be promptly interrupted when I accidently closed the wrong Firefox window.

It will run in a small window ( the downloaded .gadget file and Install it. Once it’s installed you should be able to run it and immediately start listening to music! In my case I ran into a few issues and I’ll show you how to solve them.If you see this message there’s two possible reasons. Since this is a Windows 7 gadget, it has to use the same Flash plug-in that is installed on Internet Explorer.If you’re like me and you only use Firefox or Chrome, then there is a good chance that your Internet Explorer flash is way outdated.To fix this, The second reason why you’ll see this is you’re running a 64-bit operating system.Microsoft didn’t add 64-bit support for flash based gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista, which is kind of lame. We’d love to hear about any other groovy techniques you might know for listening to Pandora or other internet radio.I’m pleased to announce that the second tool to join the Brandon collection is now available!

It’s a new Sidebar Gadget for those who want to see what the indexer is up to and to easily control its behavior. Note that the screenshot depicts the gadget running on WS4.

The "index now" button is not available on versions prior to Windows Search 4.

Do you love listening to Pandora but hate the fact that you have to leave your browser open?

Fortunately, we can work-around this problem by running the 32-bit sidebar at startup, of which supported. In Windows 7, browse to the following folder or just open explorer and paste this location in the address bar: C: Program Data Microsoft Windows Start Menu Programs Startup folder Once you’ve located this folder, Even though the Pandora gadget can’t be minimized, you can make it fade-out by changing the Opacity in the right-click context menu. For groovy overlay effect, mix different Opacity with the “Always on top” option.

[ The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the following versions of Windows: Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008.

It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.