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Anybody have any ideas for the widgets/gadgets for Windows Vista's sidebar?

My one idea would be to have some sort of mini-windows explorer in the sidebar, so I wouldn't always have to open Explorer to get a file I want to use. So it would just have My Computer collapsable and then show to the right whatever is in the currently selected folder.

Any other ideas?

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I want a GOOD RSS reader.

Oh, and a email list for outlook (and express).

UK weather too.

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yea, weather and maybe a few little extra things like a google video finder etc etc

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I want to be able to drag windows onto the side bar and it make a thumbnail of then.

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Idea: Drag an image to an ImageShack gadget and it'll automatically process the image and then display the corresponding URLs/tags...all with just a drag-and-drop move.

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Hoepfully the community can start to work on some of these things...

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Idea: Drag an image to an ImageShack gadget and it'll automatically process the image and then display the corresponding URLs/tags...all with just a drag-and-drop move.

should be possible...Imageshack already has a widget for OSX to do this...hopefully they, or someone else, will develop a Gadget for it too.

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I want to be able to drag windows onto the side bar and it make a thumbnail of then.

A vote for me . :yes: This was one of the first things i wanted to do when the Sidebar first appeared.

Also a drives free space monitor would be nice.

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A TV card widget

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Side note: Did you know if you right click the gagit. there are some that have setings. such as the clock.

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widgets..! WIDGETS!!

that word is fun to say.

I like the idea of dragging windows onto the sidebar to make a thumbnail of them. I think that would be really handy and useful.

I think there should be some way of creating a widget. Like some kind of wizard. What it does is you decide if you want to new widget to be just a shortcut to something else or any of several other types (to be worked out later in development...maybe special windows to media center? DVD player?). The user can select what he/she wants the widget to look like, any launch options, sounds, etc. Perhaps one of these custom widgets is some kind of a carousel or sub-desktop that holds a bunch of icons. You could have a digital photo one, a games on, an Office one.......

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More weather widgets and clocks. Also if your looking for a great RSS reader try using Opera browser. It has a built in one and works great.

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Call me lazy, but I'd really like a weather gadget.

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some ideas

slingbox

airline flight status

my ebay

radar/weather

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System and network monitoring:

Total and available space on all disks/partitions.

CPU load + history.

Memory load.

Network:

Public IP address.

Local IP address.

Gateway and DNS IP's etc.

Upload and download speeds.

Total upload and download.

Haven't tried Rainmeter on Vista yet, but that's what I use on XP and I can't live without it anymore.

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7-day Alarm Clock

Seven independent daily alarms ? one for each day of the week!

LED Binary Clock

Internet Radio

inspirational wallpapers

wallpapers

Dilbert Comics

customizable neon or led sign pictures

led-wheel.jpg

bike_wheel_super_led_light_bar_3.jpg

customizable led scrolling badge

thumb_220_image1_LED-blue.jpg

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How about a clipboard viewer gadget, I always copy something, then copy something else, and cant remember what I am about to paste.

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FTP folder.

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sunrise /sunset times for people with Porphyria - - Allergy to Sunlight

and other allergy information for people with allergies

bus train and ferry times for people that use transit

Weather watches Warnings with local weather

:D

http://allergies.about.com/cs/other/a/aa030109a.htm

http://www.toronto.ca/ttc/

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/a...ex.htm?CAON0638

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System and network monitoring:

Total and available space on all disks/partitions.

CPU load + history.

Memory load.

Network:

Public IP address.

Local IP address.

Gateway and DNS IP's etc.

Upload and download speeds.

Total upload and download.

Haven't tried Rainmeter on Vista yet, but that's what I use on XP and I can't live without it anymore.

they do have gadgets for cpu and dual core and even memory

but I would like a gadget that lets you browse all the devices on the network and see a picture(icon) of the servers and printers and nas and other network share devices plus what ports are used on the router/hub/switch

gadgetconceptiz0.png

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I want a GOOD RSS reader.

Oh, and a email list for outlook (and express).

UK weather too.

there is a weather gadget already, although it ain't all that.

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How about

- a better looking weather gadget hehe :D

- media player song/album track information that's currently playing, etc

(For some reasons those gadgets listed on the website (the one that you go to from the sidebar) doesn't work on me - just blank screens..)

- Alarm reminders->maybe a clock that shakes and rings when a reminder occurs :)

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