Windows Vista Sidebar

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  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    What is on yours?

    Mine:
    Network Meter
    System Monitor
    System Information
    Simple Date
    Weather Bug
    Days Remaining
    Volume Gadget
     
  2. isucyfan

    isucyfan Speechless

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    For me, the shine wore off of those, as I hardly ever access my desktop anyway.

    I see that in Windows 7, they won't be restricted to a sidebar. I still probably won't use it. We'll see.
     
  3. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I have a 28" monitor so I just lock the sidebar so that it's always on top.
     
  4. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    On my XP sidebar is
    clock
    weather
    system diagnostics
    processors usage
    media player
    volume
    calculator
    note pad
    quick launch
    system tray
    system shutdown
     
  5. Ames

    Ames Well-Known Member

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    I've converted all my machines to the release version of Win7. The sidebar is gone by default and I haven't bothered to do anything with gadgets. I used to use it in Vista. I liked the Accuweather one.
     
  6. kkise

    kkise Well-Known Member

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    I got rid of the side bar; too much clutter.
     
  7. jumbopackage

    jumbopackage Well-Known Member

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    It was one of the first things I got rid of.
     
  8. Angie

    Angie square root(31) = 5.56776436
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    Not a fan of the clutter that the sidebar brought. Had the calendar on it for about three days, then removed it.
     
  9. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    Don't use it.
     
  10. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    clock, weatherbug, xm radio player, and a stock ticker (which has been going up lately and my 401k thanks it, thank god)
     

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