The Windows Vista sidebar gadget is a vertical bar which runs along the right side of the desktop. The Sidebar is capable of displaying a varied number of graphical gadget interfaces, which of’ course depends on the size of the gadget used. Beware! If you happen to cram too many gadgets into the Sidebar, it will automatically end up creating a new page. You can switch to this new page with a single click.
Windows Vista has truly let imagination run wild when it comes to creating gadgets. The truth in this statement, you shall find when you browse through the Microsoft’s Gadget Gallery. This you can easily access through Vista. All you have to do is right-click on the Sidebar, and then click “Add Gadgets”. In the new window, click on ‘Get More Gadgets Online‘. This plain maneuver will open the Pandora’s Box for you. You will encounter a wide array of gadget which would take many pages of Sidebars to contain them all.
The next important question that you need to ask yourself is which ones you truly need. The list is full of search related tools meant for niche Web sites. It also has unique channel Web radio feeds, RSS feeds, and commercial tie-ins. These are the most functional and funky ones I could see. There are many others which fall under the category of non-necessities. But having said that, they are ones, which can be a good past time at a boring meeting.
All in all, the new gadgets by Windows Vista are something worth checking out. It is up to you as an individual to decide which ones you want and which ones you don’t. But ultimately what matters is that, whether very useful, or just something that to pretty up your desktop, Windows Vista has definitely gone the whole nine yards to meet everybody’s needs. The sidebar is fun, easy to use and functional and maybe a good add-on feature. The process of adding the sidebar is not cumbersome and it doesn’t take a lot of time either.