Windows Sidebar Startup

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How to Turn Windows Sidebar On or Off in Vista
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This will show you how to turn Windows Sidebar on, off, or to startup when Vista does.
How to Turn Windows Sidebar On or Off in Vista

information   Information
Sidebar provides a way to organize the information you want to access quickly, without cluttering your workspace. Sidebar is located on the desktop and contains gadgets, which are customizable mini-programs that display continuously updated information and allow you to perform common tasks without opening a window. For more information, see: Windows Help and How-to: Windows Sidebar FAQs
Tip   Tip

SHORTCUT LOCATION:
Click Start button, All Programs, Accessories, and then Windows Sidebar.

FILE PATH:
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe




FREE SIDEBAR GADGETS: Windows Vista Gadget Gallery


EXAMPLE: Windows Sidebar
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Option One
To Turn Off Windows Sidebar

1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)​
A) Click on the Windows Sidebar Properties icon.​
B) Go to step 4.​

OR
2. Right click on the Windows Sidebar tray icon. (See screenshot below)​
Tray_Icon.jpg

3. Click on Properties. (See screenshot below)​
Right_Click_Icon.jpg

4. Uncheck the Start Sidebar when Windows starts box. (See screenshot below)​
5. Click on OK.​
Properties.jpg

6. Right click on the Windows Sidebar tray icon. (See screenshot below)​
Tray_Icon.jpg

7. Click on Exit. (See screenshot below step 3)​






Option Two
To Turn On Windows Sidebar


Note   Note
If Windows Sidebar will not start after this, then see: How to Fix Windows Sidebar not Starting in Vista

1. Open the Start menu and click on All Programs, Accessories, and Windows Sidebar.​
NOTE: If Windows Sidebar is not there, then go to:
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe and click on the sidebar.exe file.
2. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)​
A) Click on the Windows Sidebar Properties icon.​
B) Go to step 4.​

OR
3. Right click the Windows Sidebar tray icon. (See screenshot below)​
Tray_Icon.jpg
A) Click on Properties. (See screenshot below)​
Right_Click_Icon.jpg


4. Check the Start Sidebar when Windows starts box. (See screenshot below)​
5. Click on OK to apply.​
Properties.jpg

That's it,
Shawn



 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

Comments

one day when i booted up my sidebar just didnt load and ever since then it still wont load, i check the startup box under control and everything and it still doesnt load
 
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