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Windows 7: Windows Sidebar

29 Jun 2009   #1

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 
Windows Sidebar

I just wanted to ask if there's a simple way of closing the windows 7 sidebar without actually having to close each gadget. This is because if i was to close each gadget to lets say to play a game, and then when i open them up again all my settings are lost (e.g I have to chose my counrty for the weather gadget).

Thanks in advance


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29 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

just right click on the empty area of the side bar and select "close sidebar"

thanks,
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29 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
just right click on the empty area of the side bar and select "close sidebar"

thanks,
This is Windows 7, not Windows Vista, there is no sidebar.

If you want to close your gadgets just right click on the desktop, go to the view tab and deselect show desktop gadgets, and to get them back you can just tick them again or just select gadgets from the context menu.

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29 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
This is Windows 7, not Windows Vista, there is no sidebar.

If you want to close your gadgets just right click on the desktop, go to the view tab and deselect show desktop gadgets, and to get them back you can just tick them again or just select gadgets from the context menu.

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ok sorry,,,my mistake
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29 Jun 2009   #5

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
This is Windows 7, not Windows Vista, there is no sidebar.

If you want to close your gadgets just right click on the desktop, go to the view tab and deselect show desktop gadgets, and to get them back you can just tick them again or just select gadgets from the context menu.

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Thank you so much!!! This is gonna save me a lot of time and effort

Repped

@bankerrahul,

dont worry i'll rep u too, at least u tried :P
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29 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
This is Windows 7, not Windows Vista, there is no sidebar.

If you want to close your gadgets just right click on the desktop, go to the view tab and deselect show desktop gadgets, and to get them back you can just tick them again or just select gadgets from the context menu.

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Does unchecking the 'show desktop gadgets' end their processes as well? Or do they continue to take up whatever resources they were?
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29 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
Does unchecking the 'show desktop gadgets' end their processes as well? Or do they continue to take up whatever resources they were?
No it will actually close them I just checked.
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29 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
No it will actually close them I just checked.
Thanks for checking for me
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