Windows 7 Sidebar

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ninjapenguinart, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. ninjapenguinart macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008

    I was wondering if there was anyway to close the sidebar in 7, because I know in Vista you can just close the sidebar completely by right clicking the icon on the right hand side of the toolbar, but I don't see a way in 7 to do so.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I was under the impression that they removed the Sidebar and that Gadgets were simply part of the OS now...
  3. ninjapenguinart thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    When I check the task manager, the sidebar is using 28mb of memory, which means it is not part of the OS and its own seperate app.
  4. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
    Can you not close it from the task manager? (End task)
  5. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    The gadgets are now integrated into Explorer, and the sidebar is now gone.

    I don't recall ever seeing a sidebar.exe in Windows 7 though (I'm not booted into it right now, so I can't verify).
  6. younker macrumors member


    Dec 8, 2006
    It is just like the dashboard, it runs on System start and put the gadgets on desktop directly, the sidebar is gone now.

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