7 Users: Miss the Vista Sidebar?

Discussion in 'polls' started by NRProia, Sep 21, 2011.

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7 Users: Miss the Vista Sidebar?

  1. Yes

    3.0%
  2. No

    78.8%
  3. Never used Vista

    12.1%
  4. Other

    6.1%
  1. NRProia

    NRProia Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering how many Windows 7 users were disappointed that the Vista Sidebar has been completely removed from the new version? I found a gadget entitled 7 Sidebar that emulates the Vista sidebar. It's a gadget, and is easy to download and install. Some folks take the brute force method and install the Vista sidebar in 7, but it's not easy and doesn't always work right. Here are the links for the 7 Sidebar gadget:

    Desktop - Windows Sidebar - 7 Sidebar Website [Newer 1.60]
    http://nes.bplaced.net/sidebar7.html

    Desktop - Windows Sidebar - 7 Sidebar [Older 1.50]
    http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=28856970-af5e-4692-acdc-93479f80887b&bt=1&pl=1

    I've attached a screenshot of how the 7 Sidebar looks with several gadgets installed on it. Also, the desktop contains several Yahoo! Widgets. You can visit this link for the names and locations of the gadgets and widgets:

    Favorite Freeware (Including Security)
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=307359

    Enjoy!

    Regards,

    Nathan
     

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  2. 1chaoticadult

    1chaoticadult Registered Member

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    Nope only used it a few times then disabled it. It felt like a waste of pc resources IMO.
     
  3. Noob

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    Useless :D
     
  4. littlebits

    littlebits Registered Member

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    I never knew it was removed, I still have the sidebar on Win7.
    I've used it every since I installed Win7 and love it.

    I have plenty of resource usage because it doesn't drag down my system.

    Thanks.:D
     
  5. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    You can still put gadgets on the screen on Win 7 in a similar fashion to the Vista sidebar, but it doesn't eat RAM like there's no tomorrow, unlike the Vista sidebar.

    Do I miss the Vista sidebar?

    No.
     
  6. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Never used Vista.
    Gone to Seven from XP.

    As far as SideBars, I have Not used anyone.
     
  7. malexous

    malexous Registered Member

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    I do not use gadgets, hence I should not miss it.
     
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  8. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    I don,t understand it. There is a builtin side bar in windows 7 then why to install a 3rd part side bar.
     
  9. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    I chose other because Win 7 has the Gadgets Bar, it's the same as Sidebar ;) so there's nothing to miss!

    TH
     
  10. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Well if only "7 Users Miss the Vista Sidebar" that's not a lot of people is it :D
     
  11. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    I'm very happy with Vista Ultimate, but one of the first things I disabled when I first got it was Windows Sidebar mainly because I like a clean desktop background.
     
  12. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    This right here!
     
  13. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Im glad they removed it. I dont use desktop gadgets anyway and it took up quite a bit of desktop space.
     
  14. cozumel

    cozumel Registered Member

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    I consider a sidebar to be a total misuse or even an abuse of the desktop. Voted No
     
  15. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    That sidebar can use more RAM/CPU than Windows itself (~350 MB), so that is the first thing, I allways disable, especially when people complain about sluggish PC. :)
     
  16. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    No, the degree of freedom on Windows 7 is much better. They just need to improve resource consumption, even though I have 8 light gadgets that uses ~1% idle and 18% every 5 seconds checking CPU, Memory, and I/O top 2 processes, plus GPU consumption.
     
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