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
GetOpenContent.jpg







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



 

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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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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Custom
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
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