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Windows 7: I want my sidebar back!!!!


09 Nov 2008   #1

 
I want my sidebar back!!!!

I'm missing my friend the sidebar

I notice the files are still there, but I cant get it to run. I have had a quick play trying to move the vista files over and that doesn't work either.

Anybody had any luck getting it running or can point me to a substitute.

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09 Nov 2008   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello z3r010.

See HERE I've just noticed this and working on it myself!















Later Ted
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09 Nov 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you having any luck with that.
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09 Nov 2008   #4

 

I thought I would try Shawn's Vista instructions for re registering the dll's etc, but it hasn't worked.

Gonna leave it alone for now and keep installing my apps, I'll come back to this one later.
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09 Nov 2008   #5

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

The sidebar was discontinued in Windows 7, the only files that are still there are for the Windows 7 Gadgets (Which you can post anywhere on the desktop now.) Access them by right clicking the desktop and then click Gadgets and then you can install the new ones or use the ones that come with it. If you want them in a sidebar perhaps align them in a line.
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09 Nov 2008   #6

 

Putting them all in a line is just not the same

I now have my old vista sidebar back - http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d....html#post1946
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09 Nov 2008   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello linuzo.

Have a look at this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d....html#post1944













Later Ted
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09 Nov 2008   #8

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Yes, I do understand that there might be some people that want it back. However I was just stating that Microsoft didn't really intend for people to use the sidebar with Windows 7. I see that HowTo now but honestly myself I hated the sidebar.. lol


Also does the sidebar take the same amount of memory in Windows 7 as Vista or Less?
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09 Nov 2008   #9

 

It's running here at 8,308k which I think is lots less than it uses on Vista.

It seems very silly to me for Microsoft to remove the sidebar and leave the gadgets...why not just have it switched off by default and let the user deside!!!
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09 Nov 2008   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I like it also, how can we send our "two cents" to MS?

















Later Ted
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