Windows 7 gadgets stopped connecting


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i've been running the beta since it came out without issues.

as of two days ago, any gadget i put in my sidebar that fetches info from the internet is refusing to connect. they worked fine until then, and i have made no significant changes to my system in the last few days.

windows firewall is disabled, and the proper rules are set in my 3rd party firewall. even if i turn off my firewall completely and restart sidebar.exe, nothing changes.

i'm running sidebar.exe elevated so i can turn off UAC.

any thoughts?