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Windows 7: Sidebar prevent computer shutdown!

18 Mar 2014   #21
unko

Win7x64
 
 

Right clic on desktop, widgets.


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18 Mar 2014   #22
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

No joy:

Sidebar prevent computer shutdown!-sidebar2.png


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18 Mar 2014   #23
unko

Win7x64
 
 

Gadgets then. How long have you been on 7..?
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18 Mar 2014   #24
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
Gadgets then. How long have you been on 7..?
About 2 years.


Still no sidebar - now what?

Sidebar prevent computer shutdown!-sidebar3.png


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18 Mar 2014   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
ONCE AGAIN TAKE A LOOK ON GOOGLE "SIDEBAR.EXE" on WINDOWS 7
I did that a long time ago, trying to help you, what`s your point ?

Why couldn`t you have done this yourself ?
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18 Mar 2014   #26
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
Gadgets then. How long have you been on 7..?
Why are you so rude ?
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19 Mar 2014   #27
Jambe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

@UsernameIssues,

Just drag the Calendar, Clock, CPU Meter, etc. over to the right side of your screen.
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19 Mar 2014   #28
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jambe View Post
@UsernameIssues,

Just drag the Calendar, Clock, CPU Meter, etc. over to the right side of your screen.
Okay...

Sidebar prevent computer shutdown!-sidebar4.png

...so now I have a gadget on the desktop.

What/where is the sidebar that this post talks about?


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19 Mar 2014   #29
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Here is some info from Vista:
Windows Sidebar and gadgets (overview)

Quote:
Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools. For example, you can use gadgets to display a picture slide show, view continuously updated headlines, or look up contacts.
In Vista, this sidebar automatically adjusts the width of full screened windows. (edit: at least that is what I read. It was called a sidebar dock. Perhaps I was reading about a 3rd party sidebar for Vista.)

Since the sidebar it does not natively exist in W7, full screened windows just cover up the gadgets.

Is that right? nevermind...


edit2: unko,
I never saw a sidebar on the W7 desktop. I did remote into a Vista box and the sidebar was clearly visible. I'm going to concur with MS and AddRAM that the sidebar feature is not in W7. If your trouble is with the sidebar executable (as opposed to the non-existent W7 sidebar feature), then perhaps Jambe can help you.
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19 Mar 2014   #30
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The windows 7 gadgets process is called sidebar.exe. That is what the op is referring too. But the sidebar does not exist in windows 7. He is still wrong because he is stating windows sidebar exists in windows 7. It does not. Gadgets are, but the process hosting them is still called sidebar.exe for whatever strange reason Microsoft decided. Sidebar is not the same as gadgets.

Anyway to fix your issue:

Try turning off windows gadgets under programs and features. And then restart. Then turn them back on and restart.

See if that helps.
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