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Download World Book Windows Gadget

Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 support Desktop Gadgets, which are small programs that stay on the Windows desktop. This Gadget will let users search World Book Online from their desktop.

Right-click the download icon and save the Desktop Gadget file to your computer.

Once the file is downloaded, open it and tell Windows you wish to install it.

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Once installed on your desktop, you may choose to configure the gadget for your environment. Hover the mouse over the gadget and click the wrench icon on the right.

  • Account ID: World Book recommends putting your account ID here. Some configurations may require this, but it is optional for many accounts.
  • Login Name: if you use a login ID and password, put the login name here.
  • Password: if you use a login ID and password, put the password here.
  • Proxy Domain: if you use a proxy server, enter the domain that you are using to replace
  • Default Product: The gadget will default to World Book Student. If you want another World Book product to which you subscribe to be the target product, choose it from the menu.