Vista Beta 2 Build 5308: Enable the Sidebar and Gadgets

   Posted March 12, 2006 by David Kirk in Microsoft Vista

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Everybody loves the sidebar. Sidebar! Sidebar! Here’s how to turn it on.

Since hack_vista is burning up tech-recipes with a bunch of tips… I decided to share a quick one as well.

Love it or hate it–the sidebar is in this build of vista. However, it is not turned on by default. Here’s how to do it.

Turn on the Vista Sidebar in 5308:

    1. Click Start
    2. Click All Programs
    3. Click Accessories
    4. Click Windows Sidebar

You can control if it opens by default at windows startup through the sidebar selection in the control panel.

Sadly, you can not yet use the gadgets from:


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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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