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Windows 7: Windows 7 Sidebar

21 May 2010   #1
Biggles

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Sidebar

Anyone missing a Vista like sidebar in Windows 7 try this link 7 Sidebar Gadget works like a charm. Better than the original sidebar in Vista. What Microsoft should have offered in Windows 7.


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21 May 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Thanks for the link, Biggles! This will be helpful for people wanting a smoother transition from Vista to Win7.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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28 May 2010   #3
tagen

windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Windows 7 Sidebar

But isn't it exactly the same as vista, where you're limited to modules and predefined gadgets? I've used Desktop Sidebar for years and it's been the best type of launcher, dashboard, or bar of any kind. The thing even comes with it's own skinning program - and there are already about 200 on the site.

You can launch apps, folders, have a media player running, and everything from icons to themes can be changed. Why doesn't microsoft run that with their software? Just think of all the advertising they could have on the bottom like messenger.

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28 May 2010   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi tagen,

Do you run Desktop Sidebar in Windows 7? The website doesn't explicitly say it's compatible (not saying it isn't, just curious).

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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29 May 2010   #5
tagen

windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Win 7 and sidebar

Yep. I remember back in October 2009 when I downloaded the thing and thought there was no way it would work on a 64 bit but honestly, it works better than anything else. Never crashes, always starts, never causes a single error message. Damn it works more smoothly than my anti-virus program.

Also had it back when I had XP - only complaint there was it used up too much memory but I only had half a gig to start with anyway.

Give it a shot !

T
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29 May 2010   #6
Biggles

Windows 7
 
 

I also am running it with Windows 7 and so far absolutely no problems.
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29 May 2010   #7
kucing13

 

thanks for the link mate..I'm gonna try this first to see if it works out well
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02 Jun 2010   #8
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Just tested in Windows 7 64-bit as well, works great! Not sure how I like it as a tool... You don't seem to be able to customize the Stack content? I don't need stocks, for example...

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