Introduction: Lottery Results Gadget
Welcome to the guide for Lottery Post's Lottery Results Gadget, delivering real-time lottery results right to your Windows 7 or Windows Vista desktop!
Within seconds of installing the gadget under the Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system, you can be viewing lottery results for any game, updated right after the lottery announces the results.
Lottery Post, the world's largest community of lottery players, has been providing the quickest, most accurate lottery results available on the Web for years. We offer a full range of lottery results data and services for practically any player and/or requirement.
This guide, and the other associated results pages at Lottery Post, are designed for anyone to use, from beginner to expert. There is no special technology expertise required to install and use the Lottery Results Gadget. For those new to Windows 7 or Windows Vista gadgets, we've included sections such as What is the Sidebar? and How to Install a Gadget.
If there is something missing, which we should have included in this guide, please do not hesitate to let us know.
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Quick and accurate: Uses the same precise, timely data results millions of lottery players trust every day at Lottery Post.
New result alerts: When new results are drawn, we'll let you know by playing the sound of your choice and showing the new result right at the top.
Jackpots too: We'll also let you know as soon as the new jackpot is announced for the next drawing.
Simple to use: Drag the gadget to you screen and click the games you want to see — that's all you need to do!
No registration required: We don't collect any personal information from you — not even your e-mail!
Sound effects: Large library of fun sounds to let you know new lottery results have arrived.
Resizable: We don't decide how much screen space to take up — you do!
Flexible text size: Have trouble seeing tiny print? You control the size of the text!
Multi-language: The language used in the gadget will automatically adjust to your computer's language settings.
Time zone: The result update times are automatically adjusted to your time zone.
Expanded view: See a larger, more detailed view with the click of your mouse — then hide it just as quickly.
Supports SideShow: Use the gadget to feed an external laptop display, mobile phone, keyboard display, remote control, electronic picture frame, or any other SideShow device.
Version updates: You are automatically notified if a new version of the gadget becomes available. RSS feed and e-mail notification also available.
Your computer must meet these requirements to install and use the Lottery Results Gadget.
- Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system (any edition)
- Internet connection (must be an always-on connection for real-time results)
Installing and using the Lottery Results Gadget is simple!
- First, be sure your computer meets the basic requirements. If you're new to Windows 7 or Windows Vista gadgets we'd recommend you review What is the Sidebar? and How to Install a Gadget before proceeding.
- After you install the Lottery Results Gadget into the Sidebar, click the small Options icon to choose which lottery games you'd like to display.
- The latest results are instantly displayed, and monitoring for new results begins automatically — no registration necessary!
- Also in the Options panel, you can configure a variety of settings, including the gadget size, font size, and even a sound to play when new results arrive.
- An expanded view is available to see more detail, as well as links to game detail pages on the Web. To see the expanded view, either drag the gadget onto the main desktop area, or click the Expand link.
The Options panel is the place where you have the power to change what games are displayed, and how the gadget looks and sounds.
You can access the Options panel by clicking the small Options icon (see Working with gadgets for an illustration of the icon location.)
Each instance (copy) of the gadget in the Sidebar can have its own unique settings, so changing the settings in one gadget will not affect another.
Figure 1 illustrates the available configuration settings. The descriptions below correspond to the numbered sections in the illustration.
Choose lottery games to display and monitor.
- When you first open the Options panel, the games list is refreshed, so you can select new games as soon as they are available.
- Make your choice in the Country drop-down box, and then all the games available in that country will fill the box beneath it.
- Move the games you wish to monitor to the box on the right.
- You may monitor as few or as many games as you wish.
- The game selection boxes support multiple item highlighting, as well as double-clicking.
Sound to play when new results arrive.
The sound option will provide an audio alert when new results or jackpots are shown in the gadget display. You can also choose to make the gadget silent.
Click Preview to hear the sound without making it your permanent choice.
Docked gadget display options.
In Windows Vista, the two display options only affect the gadget's appearance when it is docked. When it is undocked (dragged onto the Windows desktop), the gadget ignores these display options. However, in Windows 7, gadgets are always housed on the Windows desktop, and the display options affect the gadget's appearance when the gadget is set to "smaller" mode.
Gadget Height. There are three possible gadget height options: small (200 pixels tall), medium (300), and large (400).
Magnify Text Size. Controls the size of the text font. Possible choices are small, medium, large, and x-large. The larger the font, the less results data is able to fit in the gadget without scrolling.
Save current settings as default.
When you save the current settings as the default, they become the initial settings for new gadgets that are created. You maintain the ability to change the new gadgets' settings, so it is a "starting point" for new gadget instances (copies).
A common use of the default settings feature is to initially set new gadget instances to show the games available in your geographic area.
There is only one set of default settings, so the current settings will overwrite any default settings that existed before the link was clicked.
The Lottery Results Gadget has an alternate view available, displaying more detail in a wider, more readable format. The results are also linked directly to the corresponding Web pages, and links to useful lottery resources are included.
There are different ways to display the expanded view of the gadget, depending on whether you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
- Windows Vista: Drag the gadget onto the Windows desktop.
When a gadget is situated within the Sidebar, it is "docked". When you drag the gadget off of the Sidebar onto the Windows desktop, it becomes "undocked" and is displayed in the larger expanded view.
The gadget will remain undocked until you drag it back onto the Sidebar. Once it is back on the Sidebar the gadget will automatically revert to the smaller docked state.
- Windows 7: Click the Larger/Smaller button to toggle the gadget to its larger size.
In Windows 7, gadgets are always housed on the Windows desktop, and you can control whether they are displayed in the larger or smaller state by clicking the Larger/Smaller button (pictured to the right).
- Both Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Click the <Expand link.
By clicking <Expand you can temporarily display the expanded view without the need to drag the gadget onto the Windows desktop (Windows Vista) or click the Larger/Smaller button (Windows 7). In Windows gadget terminology, this is referred to as a "flyout".
When opened in this manner, the expanded view will contain a Collapse> link to close the flyout.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If you have any questions, please be sure to browse through this section as well as Troubleshooting before contacting us. We will periodically update this section based on support questions we receive.
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Where can I find a list of all the features?
How can I get the premium version with additional features?
Where is the download page?
What is a gadget?
Will this gadget work in web portals (Google, Yahoo!, Live, etc.)?
Does this gadget work with other versions of Windows (XP, 98, etc.)?
Is this gadget really the first of its kind?
What makes this gadget so special?
Setup and Installation
How do I download the latest version of the Lottery Results Gadget?
How do I install the gadget?
How do I upgrade to the latest version?
Can I be notified of new releases?
Can I install the gadget on Windows XP or 98?
What are the minimum requirements?
Can I install the gadget in Windows Live or other Web portal?
Where do the results come from?
Are there any errors in the data?
How long after the drawing are the results displayed?
Are upcoming jackpot amounts shown?
How can I find past results?
Working with SideShow
What is SideShow?
How does SideShow work?
How does the SideShow device know which results to download?
I want different results in SideShow and the gadget.
I want SideShow to look and function like the gadget.
How do I install the SideShow display?
Click a problem below to see common solutions.
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Setup and Installation
There is no Sidebar on the screen
The list of States and Games never appears in the Options window
I want to restore the default settings for new gadgets
General problems or issues
I'm getting a "No Connection" error
New results are not being shown
The lottery results are not updating on SideShow
I can't change the lottery results on SideShow
The text appears corrupted on the SideShow device
Do you have a problem we didn't cover here? You can contact us by e-mail.
About the Lottery Results
The lottery results you see in the Lottery Results Gadget come directly from Lottery Post, home of the most reliable and accurate lottery results on the Internet. Lottery Post has been a leader in providing quality lottery data services since 2000.
As soon as the Lottery Post Results page receives the results, they are available for the gadget as well.
Lottery Post aggregates lottery results directly from the results published by the official lotteries. Thus, Lottery Post maintains its own data feed; it does not use any third party data sources.
This independence from bulk data companies has given Lottery Post the freedom to continually improve its service, to the point where our results are posted quicker, and more consistently accurate, than anyone else. Many of the lottery results you see on the Web originate at Lottery Post.
Lottery Post also has some of the best lottery results historical data and tools available. There are numerous free and premium services, such as statistics, years of history, jackpot history, lottery results search engine, predictions, wheels, systems, and lots more.
A matrix comparison of memberships and available services and data can be found on the Memberships page.
About this Gadget
The Lottery Results gadget was developed by Todd Northrop of Speednet Group. Mr. Northrop is the Founder and Developer of Lottery Post, the world's largest community of lottery players.
This material, including content and graphic images, are Copyright © 2007-2013 Speednet Group. All rights are reserved.
The Lottery Results Gadget is an original work by Speednet Group, and includes important license information in the download package, and can also be viewed on the download page.
Please be respectful of the author's original ideas and work. When utilizing any technique, code, or idea from the Lottery Results Gadget and/or online materials, please include proper credit to Speednet Group, Lottery Post, and the Lottery Results Gadget. When giving credit, please include a link URL to the Lottery Results Gadget page: http://www.lotterypost.com/gadget.