I wonder if anyone here experiences any abnormal slowdown of Sidebar gadgets, or some abnormally high CPU usage by the sidebar.exe process itself...?
I have been working on a gadget called "System Animator" (can be found on my Windows Sidebar Gadget Gallery
I have been working with one of the users who reported the problem, and so far I have found out that any kind of screen updates on a g:background object with a stretched image (even if it is just a dummy transparent image) cause an abnormal amount of CPU usage.
The size of the image used as the g:background also matters. In general, Windows 7 sidebar is just SLOWER than the Vista version.
I appreciate any comments or expriences that you guys can share on this matter.