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Author Topic: Desktop Sidebar  (Read 4116 times)

mouser

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Desktop Sidebar
« on: May 03, 2005, 12:28:31 PM »
http://www.desktopsidebar.com/index.html

haven't actually tried this yet but it looks sweet (freeware!)

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Re: Desktop Sidebar
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005, 01:23:56 PM »
Looks very nice indeed .. I wonder how resource-hungry it is ..

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Re: Desktop Sidebar
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005, 05:48:32 PM »
I've used this app.
It's great but have some bugs.
my screen blink when start DS
in the other hand there are many plugins that work very well

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Re: Desktop Sidebar
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2005, 06:36:40 AM »
I use this software for more than 1 year and it works great, I only have a little bug with 1 plugin (System Uptime plugin which cause a MS .Net error when playing video files with Media Player Classic)
Desktop Sidebar is a really good software, before this, I used SmartBarXP and another one which I forget the name but no one is as customizable as Desktop Sidebar, test it, you'll love it :up:

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Re: Desktop Sidebar
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008, 02:29:47 PM »
This one seems very nice. I just installed on my laptop. It has relatively small memory print.

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Re: Desktop Sidebar
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008, 03:19:10 PM »
Tried it  2 years ago, and found it buggy. Just reinstalled it. Seems less buggy, but keeps stealing the focus. Can't even change the options without minimizing the app to the tray -- the sidebar steals the focus constantly. I could probably fiddle with it, but... Not today. Unless someone has some good advice/quick fix ?

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Re: Desktop Sidebar
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 12:15:05 AM »
Google desktop search has a sidebar function but it was power hungry, and I decided to drop it.

They both look similar, you could add whatever google had to your side bar. And even detach them to make the individual items float.

I don't have the power to compare them, but as I recall it didn't do what I wanted sometimes.