Windows 7 Can anyone answer my two questions please

#1
1. At this moment, I'm running windows 7 and I'm trying to get my gadget sidebar to always appear even if I open up an application. Kind of like the Vista gadget sidebar, the windows always shaped themselves the accommodate the sidebar. So how can I get a Vista style gadget sidebar on Windows 7.

2. Can I create a toolbar (seperate from the taskbar) at the top of destop? I was able to do this in Vista now I can't seem to do it in Win 7.

I hope someone reply and if you do thanks in advance.
 


kemical

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#2
You can right-click on the gadgets and click 'always on top' so that you can see them regardless of whats on the desktop and as for a 'Docking station',
check this out: http://www.technixupdate.com/download-windows-7-circle-dock-bar-for-free/
 


#3
grab a copy of the Vista Sidebar.exe and use that. It works fine for me - even if I maximise the windows, the gadgets are still there.

For the second question, I use a gadget called "App Launcher V3".

Alan
 


#4
Drew
I get get an invalid attachment when I try to look at the picture you mention
 


#5
1. At this moment, I'm running windows 7 and I'm trying to get my gadget sidebar to always appear even if I open up an application. Kind of like the Vista gadget sidebar, the windows always shaped themselves the accommodate the sidebar. So how can I get a Vista style gadget sidebar on Windows 7.

2. Can I create a toolbar (seperate from the taskbar) at the top of destop? I was able to do this in Vista now I can't seem to do it in Win 7.

I hope someone reply and if you do thanks in advance.

1. Read kemical's post above + you can anytime press the keyboard shortcut Win Key + G to bring up the gadgets on top of the current window

2. Read kemical's post above + these:

Download Y'z Dock 0.8.3 - A free program launcher like the dock in MacOS X - Softpedia

Magic Formation is a Circular Dock Launcher - Dock - Lifehacker
 


#6
@Drew,

"Invalid attachment specified."
 


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