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#1 see-seA

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:40

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?


#2 samg

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:42

I want a GOOD RSS reader.

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

UK weather too.

#3 vetNicholas-c

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:52

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

#4 The Fame

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 13:12

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

#5 Cloud Geek

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 14:39

I would like a gadget to :
change Watch Faces
View Messages
View "Glance"
and edit my channels and Content(To personalize a channel)

http://microsoftgadgets.com/
http://gallery.microsoft.com/


http://direct.msn.co...lt.aspx?lc=1033
http://www.msndirect.com/default.htm

#6 myNando

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 14:43

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.

#7 OP see-seA

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 17:42

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

#8 pipdo

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 17:52

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.

#9 Symphony

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 21:48

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.

Edited by Symphony, 18 July 2006 - 22:02.


#10 Grope for Luna

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 00:53

A TV card widget

#11 Tech_Dude_5000

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:27

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

#12 Kaidiir

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:46

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.......

#13 cropcircles

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 04:34

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.

#14 Timothy003

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:26

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

#15 ShawnB

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 14:54

some ideas

slingbox
airline flight status
my ebay
radar/weather



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