I want my sidebar back!!!!

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  1. Posts : 49,965
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #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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  2. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #2

    Hello z3r010.

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















    Later Ted
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  3. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #3

    Are you having any luck with that.
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  4. Posts : 49,965
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
    Thread Starter
       #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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  5. Posts : 154
    Windows 7 Build 7100
       #5

    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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  6. Posts : 49,965
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Putting them all in a line is just not the same

    I now have my old vista sidebar back - https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d....html#post1946
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  7. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #7

    Hello linuzo.

    Have a look at this.

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













    Later :) Ted
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  8. Posts : 154
    Windows 7 Build 7100
       #8

    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 Win7. 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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  9. Posts : 49,965
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
    Thread Starter
       #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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  10. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #10

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

















    Later Ted
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