B4 Vista i never used widgets because they were pointless and i had to clear my screen every time i wanted to see them. With Vista and the Gadget sidebar, i had a place to not only house my gadgets, but i could set it to stay on top of windows, so all i had to do was glance to my left to check things like time, battery level, cpu and ram without having to move the mouse or click a bunch of stuff to get to the info.
Could Microsoft officially bring back the Sidebar and make it an option when using gadgets pretty please?
i found a little hack to get the sidebar, all it is, is basically copying 2 files from Vista's
program files\ sidebar folder to the same dir in Windows 7. It will bring back the sidebar and its functionality. I tried it in Win 7 Ultimate x86 and it works. Cheers
Heres another one, and they managed to give u the necessary files for the swap !!!
One more possible solution, a Gadget that acts like a sidebar, it stays on top of other windows and docks other gadgets, and doesnt cover any windows either. Its needs a bit of tweaking in the visuals departments, but its a descent option if you don't wanna go hacking the OS.
Well its not fixed but i have 2 workarounds to help in the meantime.