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Breakthrough Windows Vista™: Find Your Favorite Features and Discover the Possibilities by S. E. Slack, Joli Ballew

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Let the Windows Sidebar Be Your Second Set of Eyes

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You learned about the Windows Sidebar way back in Chapter 1, but we want to take a minute to show you how you can use it to keep you informed at all times. It’s not just easy to do—it’s fun. Dozens of gadgets exist that you can use, and more are being created daily. On the sample Windows Sidebar shown in Figure 14-3, we have a clock, a calendar, a search bar, a news feed, the weather, and a notepad. Kids can leave notes on the notepad for Mom, we can see the time clearly from the desktop, and we know at a glance whether the weather is nice enough to kick the kids outdoors. In addition, ...

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