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Windows 7: Windows Sidebar

20 Oct 2008   #1
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
Windows Sidebar

Read more at the source.

http://www.winsupersite.com/faq/windows_7.asp

No more Sidebar. Microsoft is removing Windows Sidebar from Windows 7, but the Windows Gadgets infrastructure remains and will be expanded. In Windows 7, Gadgets can only be viewed on the desktop. As such, the Gadget Gallery found in Windows Sidebar will be globally available and renamed to Desktop Gadget Gallery.






Later Ted


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20 Oct 2008   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

That's good. I use the gadgets, but dislike the sidebar (especially since it keeps bl**dy disappearing.)
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20 Oct 2008   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well at least the gadgets stay, I kind of like them.













Later Ted
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21 Oct 2008   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Ditto. That's why I detach them. I'm just not fond of the sidebar itself....
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21 Oct 2008   #5
z3r010

 

I must be the only person that likes and uses the sidebar, but then again I do use 4 monitors so I dont realy loose any screen space.
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21 Oct 2008   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I use it on the BIG monitor because it makes these forums look 'more right' with the spacing, plus I do kind of like it ...












Later Ted
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21 Oct 2008   #7
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Read more at the source.

http://www.winsupersite.com/faq/windows_7.asp

No more Sidebar. Microsoft is removing Windows Sidebar from Windows 7, but the Windows Gadgets infrastructure remains and will be expanded. In Windows 7, Gadgets can only be viewed on the desktop. As such, the Gadget Gallery found in Windows Sidebar will be globally available and renamed to Desktop Gadget Gallery.






Later Ted
I never did like the Sidbar. The best you could say was that it looked pretty for a resource hog.
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21 Oct 2008   #8
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I use the sidebar, but as long as I can still use the gadgets I'm ok with not having it. Interesting, but not necessary.

Gary
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21 Oct 2008   #9
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I must be the only person that likes and uses the sidebar, but then again I do use 4 monitors so I dont realy loose any screen space.
nope...... sorry mate i love my sidebar, & TBH its a necessity!!
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there must be a way you can keep the sidebar on W7

SK


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21 Oct 2008   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The article says the gadgets stay; just put them where you want them!
Like I said earlier I'm with you I like the sidebar ...

Hello Gary, what is that avatar?










Later Ted
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