Enable Sidebar in Windows® 7
What are the benefits of sidebar? How to enable sidebar in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the most user-friendly and stable Operating System released by Microsoft. This latest Operating System includes various tools and options to fix system errors and is designed to provide high security. Apart from the advanced features, Microsoft has given high importance to graphical appearance of Operating System. So, Windows 7 is an Operating System which can give lighting performance with high security and also provides an amazing appearance. Sidebar in Windows 7 makes it user-friendly and gives it a great look. Once you enable the side bar in Windows 7, a desktop gadget is added on the desktop, on which you can add the programs that you need for quick access. Many options like Clock, Calendar, Weather report, etc. can be added to the desktop gadget. You can change the view of sidebar and make it look more beautiful. There are options to customize the desktop gadget by which you can use it the way you want.
Following are the benefits of Sidebar in Windows 7 and tips to enable the sidebar:
- Enabling sidebar
- Restoring items in sidebar
The main advantage of sidebar is that you can quickly launch applications added on the sidebar. Weather report and stock exchange reports are automatically updated from the Internet in regular intervals. You can set the sidebar to remain on the top even when many Windows are open. This helps you to keep an eye on the stock exchange or weather report even when you are busy working on your favorite applications without going to the weather or stock exchange websites.
Enabling sidebar in Windows 7 is a simple process. Click on 'Start' button and navigate to 'Control Panel'. Control Panel displays all the important settings of your computer. Once you open 'Control Panel', scroll down the page to the bottom and select 'Sidebar'. Here, you can enable the sidebar, and the desktop gadget would be added. If the Control Panel is set to category view, you can find the side bar option under 'Appearance and Personalization'.
Some applications automatically add an icon to Windows gadget or sidebar when they are installed. If you lost those icons and want to restore them, navigate to 'Sidebar' in 'Control Panel' to see all the Windows gadgets including the hidden icons. You can double click on the icon that you want restore and that would be added to the Windows gadget. Other way is to right-click on an empty area in the Windows Sidebar, and select 'Properties'. Then check restore gadgets installed with Windows and select the gadget, you want to restore.
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