Add Vista Gadgets Directly to the Desktop Without a Visible Sidebar

   Posted April 1, 2008 by David Kirk in Microsoft Vista

I hear many people say that they would use vista gadgets if they just did not have to use them within the sidebar. Well, you don’t. The sidebar is just a gadget holder. Running vista gadgets without the sidebar being visible is easy.

One of the knocks against Vista’s gadget system is the sidebar. However, gadgets will happily live outside the sidebar without any problems. Here is how to do it.

1. Start the sidebar
2. Load whatever gadget you want on your desktop
3. Drag the gadget off the sidebar and drop it onto your desktop

4. Close the sidebar. The gadget will stay on your desktop.

Easy. Easy.


About David Kirk

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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