Sidebar in Windows® Vista®
Explain about the role of sidebar in Windows Vista Operating System. What are the prominent features of and advantages associated with this tool?
Windows Vista is one of the better Operating Systems from Windows for use on personal computers including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs and media center PCs. Windows Vista makes using a PC easier for users. Windows Vista is an upgraded version of Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. Windows Vista contains some visual enhancements and number of new features such as advanced visual style, updated graphical user interface, redesigned networking and display sub system that make Windows Vista the most feature rich and pretty version of Windows. Windows Vista increases the level of communication by using peer to peer technology. The sidebar is an accessory program included in all versions of Windows Vista that allows you to use and edit gadgets on your desktop.
The following points explain what a sidebar is, its role in Windows Vista Operating System, features and uses:
- Features and uses
- Set up sidebar in Windows Vista
The Windows sidebar feature in Windows Vista is also known as Windows desktop gadgets in other Operating Systems. The sidebar is an accessory program that allows you to use and edit gadgets on your desktop. Gadgets are capable of performing a wide array of functions from worldwide clocks to internal device thermometers. The sidebar can enhance your Windows Vista experience with analog clock displays, handy note pads, weather reports and more.
Features and uses
The Windows sidebar was introduced in Microsoft Windows Vista Operating System and offers a way to rapidly view important information and to access useful tools. The sidebar is a long, vertical strip located on the side of the display and can contain mini programs that are called gadgets. Common programs for the sidebar include the current weather display, a picture slideshow, a virtual sticky notepad application, clock and news feeds. You can show and hide the Windows Vista sidebar to give you more screen space to work with.
Microsoft Vista has developed a new sidebar on the desktop that you can customize with the applications and accessories you frequently use. To set up the Vista sidebar, click on the start button and open the 'all programs' list. From there select accessories options and then choose Windows sidebar accessory program. Then there appear 'sidebar properties' and 'options window'. Choose the tools that you want to display on the sidebar from there. You can configure your sidebar settings by opening the Windows sidebar tab option from the appearance and personalization option in the control panel.