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Windows Sidebar Styler

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  • 7.0
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  • 7
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License:
Free
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows Vista
Latest version:
2.0.6 21/11/07
Last month's downloads:
1,525
Size:
6.9 MB
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Windows Sidebar Styler is fully compatible with:

  • Windows Vista
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  • English
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Windows Sidebar Styler 2.0.6 21/11/07 Free English
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Limitations

Apply skins to Vista sidebar and use new gadgets

Elena Santos

Pros
  • Several skins included
  • Gives you the possibility to use more gadgets
Cons
  • It may need some tweaking to work properly

Windows Sidebar Styler takes advantage of the new technologies introduced in Windows Vista™ in order to provide extensions to the existing functionality of Windows® Sidebar.

Custom styles allow for resizing and customizing the appearance of Windows Sidebar so that it fits other UI elements, such as the Aero Glass colorization or an actual third party theme. Designers could save their visual styles so that other Windows users could apply them. Designers would not necessarily create these files on Windows Vista - Windows Sidebar Styler is backward-compatible with legacy operating systems as well.

Gadgets are mini applications managed by Windows Sidebar. They can now take full advantage of Windows Presentation Foundation - the powerful managed code-oriented framework for presenting rich visual compositions such as vector graphics, 3D drawing, animations and more. In addition to that, it could be used in conjunction with Windows Communication Foundation in order for the Gadgets to connect to services and provide frequently updated information.

"Nice but useful"

  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • usability2
  • Stability10
  • Installation9
  • Functionality7
  • Appearance8

It didn't help me so i uninstalled it, may be it's nice with guys with a busy desktop while they need to know the time, friends online and new email in box. However rarely i was looking at me and sometimes it was distracting the main window's look.

Pros
  • fast run
  • beautiful
  • no bug
  • easy install and uninstall
Cons
  • Usage?

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