After opening a webpage, notice the feed icon given at the IE toolbar.
You can easily notice that color of feed icon changes from grey to orange.
It may be a sledgehammer to crack a nut – but it’s a nut that needs smashing, and fast.
Interestingly, Microsoft has dropped Gadgets from the upcoming Windows 8.
The warning comes ahead of a talk scheduled for Black Hat later this month by Mickey Shkatov and Toby Kohlenberg.
Shkatov and Kohlenberg’s talk, entitled “We have you by the gadgets”, threatens to expose various attack vectors against gadgets, how malicious gadgets can be created, and the flaws they have found in published gadgets.
They’re suggesting you completely nuke your Windows Sidebar and Gadgets.
Which is bad news if you found those sidebar gadgets useful.
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.
If you have selected Medium or Larger, or modified the DPI in the Registry for even higher values, you will run into gadget display errors on the system.