Window Vista Sidebar on Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #21

    Brink said:
    With the Gadgets, you can drag them to display on separate monitors.
    z3r010 said:
    Its the taskbar I want so I can keep track of the 100's of windows I keep open in each monitor
    DOH! oops
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  2. Posts : 1,629
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
       #22

    I have my gadgets anyway without any fiddling around but I can't stop them from starting with Windows as there is no actual sidebar control.
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  3. Posts : 748
    Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
       #23

    You can stop them by unmarking them in msConfig - startup tab
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  4. Posts : 1,629
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
       #24

    Why didn't I think to look there...thanks Dave. Done (+ a few other things that don't need to start with Windows).

    I used to block them in Vista using the Software Explorer section in Windows Defender Tools/Options but I see that Windows 7 Defender doesn't have that.
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  5. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #25

    Hello Mr Grim.

    I finally got it working; I just wanted to say thank you!...:)

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    Later Ted
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  6. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #26

    Your Welcome Ted
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  7. Posts : 1,629
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
       #27

    Excellent work! I now have, not only my sidebar back, but also my Windows Mail...unbelievable.
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  8. Posts : 748
    Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
       #28

    Excuse me if this sounds a litle critical or sarcastic. It isn't meant as such - only an observation.
    After two years of criticism of some minor features in Vista, particuarly the sidebar and Windows Mail, sites such as this are now flooded with hints and hacks on how to recover those features in "7",
    Are we humans naturally perverse? I do believe that it qualifies the views of many, incuding myself, that Vista was not the problem, but the nature of the users!
    What is actually wrong with having the gadgets floating, instead of in an obtrusive window of their own. Why not use the taskbar, which is there anyway and can be "auto" hidden.
    What is wrong with installing Windows Live mail (Free), instead of those fiddles to get windows Mail going again. It does everything Windows Mail does, plus a wee bit more.
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  9. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #29

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    davehc said:
    .are we humans naturally perverse? I do believe that it qualifies the views of many, incuding myself, that vista was not the problem, but the nature of the users!
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    Later Ted
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  10. Posts : 1,629
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
       #30

    Some of us didn't do that complaining and actually like Vista.
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