Windows® Vista Sidebar Gadgets
About Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets
Sidebar Gadgets are easy to use mini applications that give you information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools. They can connect to web services to deliver business data, weather information, news updates, traffic maps, and even slide shows of photo albums. Gadgets can also integrate with other programs to provide streamlined interaction. For example, a gadget can give you a view of all your online instant messaging contacts, the day view from your calendar, or an easy way to control your media player. Gadgets. Windows Vista has been provided with several accessories for PCs, including Input Panel, Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes, and Windows Journal. All of these accessories use Tablet PC pens, which improve accessibility by making it easier to work with computers. Additionally, people who might not be able to use a computer keyboard and mouse might be able to use a Tablet PC pen as an alternative input device.
The following are the different sidebar gadgets:
- Use of Sidebar Gadgets
- Different Sidebar Gadgets
- Organizing your gadgets
Use of Sidebar Gadgets
Windows® Sidebar is a long and vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It offers information at a glance and provides easy access to frequently used tools. You can use gadgets to display a picture slide show, view continuously updated headlines, or look up contacts and many more. Sidebar keeps information and tools readily available for you to use and you don't have to stop working on your document.
Different Sidebar Gadgets
There are a number of gadgets and Windows come with a small collection. Commonly used gadgets are the Clock, Slide Show, and Feed Headlines. The clock gadget has many options like naming the clock, changing its time zone and showing its seconds hand which can be done by just clicking a button. The slide show gadget displays a continuous slide show of pictures on your computer. The Feed Headline gadget displays the news headlines from the website that supplies feeds.
You can organize your gadgets as you wish. You can keep all of the gadgets attached to Sidebar, You can change the display order of gadgets in Sidebar, You can keep some gadgets attached to Sidebar and place some on the desktop .You can also detach all of the gadgets from Sidebar and place them on the desktop. If you organize your gadgets this way, you might want to close Sidebar.