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HTML Gadget Title Issues

I recently tried to add a html gadget to my sidebar. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I could not save the gadget without adding a title. Leaving the title field empty is a must when it comes to many of my html gadgets, like navigation bars and custom sidebar titles.

I don't know if this is just a glitch that Blogger will fix or if this quirk is here to stay. The good thing is that there is a way around it.

Simply type <h2></h2> in the title field as a place holder, as shown in the image above. You will be able to save the gadget and the characters will not show up on your blog. The one thing that stinks (aside from having to do this in the first place) is that you'll have to do this EVERY TIME you open the gadget. Small price to pay to have a title free gadget, I guess!

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