Chapter 7. Sidebar and Other Supplied Accessories

In this chapter

Using Gadgets and the Sidebar

As mentioned in Chapter 1, “Introducing Windows Vista,” that old monster dubbed Active Desktop back in the Windows 98 days silently slipped away into oblivion and was dropped by Microsoft after we all realized that even the fastest computer could be brought to its knees when a few Active Desktop items were running. Add a weather map, stock sticker, and headline news ticker, and mysteriously, your computer would either lock up entirely or run so slowly that it might as well have. After you rebooted, ...

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