Sidebar removed, new "Aero-based" themes

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Josh the Nerd, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Josh the Nerd

    Josh the Nerd New Member

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    Source: Paul Thurrott (http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/99645/wininfo-short-takes-week-of-july-7-2008.html)

    I'm guessing the gadgets are still there but are just losing their bar, judging from what we already know about gadgets in Windows 7.

    Also, I'm guessing that "Aero-based" means DWM-based.
     
  2. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    It probably also means "glass" based.
    I expected this.
    But the removal of the sidebar? That's a treat :)
    I hate that thing, it's a major resource hog.
     
  3. Chaoswarrior

    Chaoswarrior New Member

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    I actuallb pretty much liked the sidebar...it was ok.
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Senior Member

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    I also use the sidebar for RSS, uptime, and weather, and I find it nice.

    So, sounds to me like Windows 7 M2 is out, but not really leaked yet.
     
  5. OS Master

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    I don't think the Sidebar is something bad about Windows Vista, but there will be third-party products to replace it.

    I think it would be interesting to see the "Aero-based" themes. What exactly does this mean?
     
  6. ViennaX

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    I quite liked the Sidebar. All my tools etc. Were on there..
     
  7. iroken22

    iroken22 Extraordinary Member
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    Sidebar be gone. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad they got rid of that embarrassing black line .
     
  8. Radenight

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    I couldn't agree more!!! That fu$%king thing was the biggest piece of sh!t they could have possibly put on the desktop of an OS or even included with an OS.. it was just... terrible. I really don't even like the gadgets for that matter.. I never used any of them and they just added to the overall resource hogging that the sidebar does. Good move Microsoft to ditch it!! :)
     

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