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Windows Vista™ Step by Step by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert

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Using and Modifying Sidebar

Windows Sidebar is a cool new feature introduced with Windows Vista. Sidebar displays a number of small programs called gadgets that provide dynamic content (up-to-date information or entertainment) on a transparent vertical bar. Initially, Sidebar displays a large analog clock, a newsreader, and a slideshow display of the contents of your Pictures folder. (If you purchased a new computer with Windows Vista already installed, the OEM might have added other gadgets to Sidebar.) You can move, change, resize, or delete any of the default gadgets, and you can add other gadgets that come with Windows or new gadgets that you download from the Internet.

Sidebar opens by default in certain editions of Windows Vista and must ...

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