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Understanding the Windows Vista Sidebar

A little while ago, Rick Robinette posted a great article on his site, What’s On My PC…, that I think some of my readers will appreciate. It is sort of an ‘ABC’s In A Nutshell’ about Vista’s (and Windows 7) sidebar and desktop gadgets. Here’s an excerpt–

gadgetsIf you are a Vista user and you do not know what the sidebar is, it is an area, usually inhabiting the right edge of your desktop that contains gadgets (such as a clock, picture viewer, calendar, etc…).  What most people do not know is that you can install, add and remove gadgets from the sidebar and you can also drag gadgets from the sidebar and place them anywhere on your desktop; thus, making the sidebar an useful feature.

To assist you with Understanding the Sidebar
I have compiled the following, easy-to-follow tutorial..”

To visit his site and read the article, please click here. These gadgets are fun and informative, and I think you’ll be glad you did. (I was going to discuss this in my next A Tech’s First Impression of Windows 7 article, but he’s done a much better job than I would have.)

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May 11, 2009 - Posted by | advice, computers, gadgets, how to, Vista, Windows, Windows 7 | , , , , , ,


  1. Wow! Thank you TechPaul! I do appreciate this.



    Comment by whatsonmypc | May 11, 2009 | Reply

    • Really a superbly done tutorial. It is my privileged to be able to point my readers to it. Keep up the great work, and I’ll keep on pointing!


      Comment by techpaul | May 11, 2009 | Reply

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