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7 Sidebar by Helmut4242 7 Sidebar by Helmut4242
7 Sidebar emulates the good old sidebar of Vista in Windows 7 and even adds some nice features to it.

No setup or anything special required. Just start the gadget and you have a sidebar!

The sidebar can hold any gadgets and stays visible even if a window is maximized

Supports 10 languages, multiple pages, 64-bit, high-dpi, aero-theme and skins

With one click you can switch to a window-manager with live-thumbnails. The thumbnails can be configured to update even if the window is minimized.

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UPDATE: Version 1.50 includes a lot of bugfixes and new features!
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:iconrobotkoer:
robotkoer Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Please add a way to put this sidebar on top. Thanks!
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Helmut4242 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Just open the gadget file to install it. Like any other gadget.
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NikoBellic96 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how to install? it need a software or what?
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robotkoer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Can you please separate window manager and gadgets? I wanna use only window manager.
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robotkoer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Not anymore because I learned to use it ;)
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robotkoer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Can you please add Jumplist and Hide/show automatically to the sidebar?
[Sorry for 3 comments - I'm new in DeviantART and I don't know how to edit comments.]
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Helmut4242 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
hi,
go to settings, disable always on top and the option will show up.

But what do you mean with jumplists?
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:iconrobotkoer:
robotkoer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
I mean - like taskbar - right click in window manager's window will open that app's jumplist :).
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darkinferno22 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
thx :D
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trevk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
looking forward to trying it out
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AMIRSYAHRANI Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
This is so cool, now i have sidebar on my seven desktop all because of you my friend thanks!
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Helmut4242 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Do you mean the close and minimizebutton on every window? Thats almost impossible and wouldn't be such a good idea i think :)
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ESeph Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
This is awesome! I especially like the idea of having the close and minimize button over on it, but, is there some way of getting rid of the close and minimize buttons from your open window (this will encourage me to use the ones on the sidebar)
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G-rawl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
zis is awesum!
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sunspot2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Can you create a toolbar similar to that but lighter and resizable?
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sunspot2 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Amazing! TYVM!!!!
Been waiting for something like this since Win7 Beta.
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LMLB Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
The order of my gadgets is jumbled when i log in because of 7 Sidebar. If 7 Sidebar is closed, they are in correct places after log in.

Also, about the show desktop thing:
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:+fav:
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Helmut4242 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Hi,
thats odd, i spent pretty much code only for ensuring that the gadget order is preserved.. Since I cant reproduce it I cant fix it..

And I know about the RemoveFromAeroPeek functionality, it only ensures that the window stays visible while hovering over the show desktop button, not when it is pressed. But I will add it to the next version.

Ciao
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LMLB Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
ok
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big-ben191 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009   Interface Designer
Ich denke, es würde sehr zur nahtlosen Systemintegration beitragen, wenn Du eine Funktion einbauen könntest, durch die die "7 Sidebar" ihren Style synchron zum gewählten Win7-Theme ändert ;-).
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Helmut4242 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
I just updated it. It should work more stable now.
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Rebdominator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
well i kinda like the big transparent sidebar look :(
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Rebdominator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
This is awesome! Been looking forward to something like this.. Although its kind of buggy.. I cant set it to not be allways on top, and when u press show desktop it disappears but then when u click on anything it appears again but all the gadgets are behind the sidebar.. I would love if you could mkae it better with 'show desktop' and fix the always on top bug..


I just want it to be always on desktop you know :D?
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Helmut4242 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Hi,
the always on top thing is not a bug, its a feature;) You notice the difference when you move a non-maximized window over the sidebar. I know this is different from the Vista Sidebar, but if you want the sidebar to be hidden by maximized windows, you dont really need a sidebar.

And I know about the show desktop thing, but I cant really fix it because Windows doesn't send any message if that happens.
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reenan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
submit first the zip file then it will ask you for a preview. submit the preview then. this should work.
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