Sidebar Doesnt Autostart


  1. Posts : 114
    Windows 7 RC1
       #1

    Sidebar Doesnt Autostart


    The sidebar doesnt seem to autostart anymore. :| Any idea where the settings are?
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  2. Posts : 178
    Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
       #2

    I believe there is no more sidebar in Win7. Right-click your desktop and then choose "Gadgets" to get what you want. They just stay right on your desktop now. Makes the aero-peek function pretty useful.

    I think I read somewhere that someone was able to get sidebar back, but I don't really see the point.
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  3. Posts : 114
    Windows 7 RC1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I know, but the process is still called sidebar.exe
    Thats why i referred with the name " Sidebar " . The gadgets used to open up themselves but now they dont!
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  4. Posts : 72,020
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Hello Abhimanyu,

    Do you have UAC turned on or any gadgets selected for the desktop? If so try selecting them again to add them to see if that helps.

    Shawn
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  5. Posts : 24
    Windows Vista/Seven
       #5

    Activate UAC. If you disable it You can't view Gadgets..
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  6. Posts : 114
    Windows 7 RC1
    Thread Starter
       #6

    zapppa said:
    Activate UAC. If you disable it You can't view Gadgets..
    That was it! Thanks! :)
    Its weird that its set that way..

    Maybe i shld ask this here,
    Yesterday i used the windows Cd writing app to write a cd. Now evrytime i loggin it says you have files o be written on a disc. When i click on it,It says no cd found! Also im unable to delete the files.
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  7. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
       #7

    NO CD found would probably refer to the fact that your DRive is empty....
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  8. Posts : 114
    Windows 7 RC1
    Thread Starter
       #8

    i know that.. im just trying to delete the files,without putting in an empty cd.

    Edit1: Wow! I just right clicked,delete temporary files. And it deleted. Yesterday i didnt have the admin privileges! :|

    Edit2: MY gadgets didnt start again. UAC is set to " Only Notify When Programs Makes Changes" . I have to right click and select gadgets for them to start.
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  9. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #9

    Hello all.

    There's also this, but I don't know if anyone has tried it in 7000 yet; I will be trying it when the "official" 64-bit 7000 is released though.

    Vista Windows Sidebar - Reinstate on Windows 7

    I would like to hear if anyone has tried it on 7000 yet.

    Thanks!










    Later Ted
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