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How to use your PortableID card as a Vista gadget

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I'm sure a lot of you, like me have wanted to have a gadget on Windows Vista that lets us see our trophy cards on out desktops. Well I think I have found a pretty good way. Now I would like to say that I have been been able to test how well it refreshes when you update it on uk.playstation.com since each time I  try the website errors, but this is Deffo a step in the right direction for an official trophy gadget.

 

First ill post a screenshot of what it looks like:

 

 

 

Now here are the steps to getting it onto your desktop:

 

1. Download THIS gadget (it is a static image viewer, meaning you can put links into the gadget for images from the internet, works the same way people link photos from PhotoBucket and the like.)

 

2. Find a post you have made on the forums and right click the trophy card in your sig and click "copy image location"

 

 

3. After that enter the following settings I have (shown in the the next screenshot), don't forget to paste the image URL into the URL box!

 

 

Click OK and your PortableID should now appear on your desktop, sorry but i don't know how to get rid of the pink boarder nor the dots lining the image.

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cool thanks!

 

Edit: When you double click it, you get 2 next to each other!

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cool thanks!

 

Edit: When you double click it, you get 2 next to each other!

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Hmm no idea why it does that

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cool!

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thanks alot

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Cheers for this, its awsome
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Nice find, ive used it to display my playfire trophy card and xbl gamercard too :) Mainly because the official PSN png had them white dots showing.

 

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awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?

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awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?


You can get one here.
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awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?


You can get one here.

i just installed that one and tryed to use it on the sidebar and i just get blank spaces

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awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?


You can get one here.

i just installed that one and tryed to use it on the sidebar and i just get blank spaces


Try closing the sidebar then opening it again.
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Roxas598 wrote:

awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?


You can get one here.

i just installed that one and tryed to use it on the sidebar and i just get blank spaces


Try closing the sidebar then opening it again.

nope nothing

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ryansoft wrote:

Roxas598 wrote:

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Roxas598 wrote:

awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?


You can get one here.

i just installed that one and tryed to use it on the sidebar and i just get blank spaces


Try closing the sidebar then opening it again.

nope nothing


Oh. Weird because mine worked okay :S
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Roxas598 wrote:

ryansoft wrote:

Roxas598 wrote:

ryansoft wrote:

Roxas598 wrote:

awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?


You can get one here.

i just installed that one and tryed to use it on the sidebar and i just get blank spaces


Try closing the sidebar then opening it again.

nope nothing


Oh. Weird because mine worked okay :S

***** lappy i hate it are there others?

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ryansoft wrote:

Roxas598 wrote:

ryansoft wrote:

Roxas598 wrote:

ryansoft wrote:

Roxas598 wrote:

awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?


You can get one here.

i just installed that one and tryed to use it on the sidebar and i just get blank spaces


Try closing the sidebar then opening it again.

nope nothing


Oh. Weird because mine worked okay :S

***** lappy i hate it are there others?


http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=39411a30-c86d-449c-86ad-b1958c346dcd&bt=1&pl=1

Try that.
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Roxas598 wrote:

ryansoft wrote:

Roxas598 wrote:

ryansoft wrote:

Roxas598 wrote:

ryansoft wrote:

Roxas598 wrote:

awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?


You can get one here.

i just installed that one and tryed to use it on the sidebar and i just get blank spaces


Try closing the sidebar then opening it again.

nope nothing


Oh. Weird because mine worked okay :S

***** lappy i hate it are there others?


http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=39411a30-c86d-449c-86ad-b1958c346dcd&bt=1&pl=1

Try that.

that works bit big tho cheers

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thanks for this :)

 

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really good gadget thanks.

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awesome find

 

1 thing can i ask were you got the HDD gadget from?


It's called Imps Drive Info, you can download it HERE

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Nice find, ive used it to display my playfire trophy card and xbl gamercard too :) Mainly because the official PSN png had them white dots showing.

 


How did you put links for both your psn and xbox card?? Did you use 2 gadgets?

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He used 2 instances fo the same gadget
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