Top 5 Vista Sidebar Gadgets

With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a new feature called WIndow Sidebar. It lets you access information quickly. It contains a few gadgets in it by default, like a big clock, RSS headlines, Picture album slideshows etc.

You can also add your own gadgets which are available for free download from the Windows Live Gallery. I have compiled a list of 5 Vista gadgets that I can’t live without when I’m using Vista.

Top 5 Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Computer Status

Top 5 Vista Sidebar Gadgets

See the status of your Computer/Notebook in the Sidebar and on a SideShow device. View CPU, RAM, WiFi, Battery and Recycle Bin status. It also includes a Radio and the Date.

Download Computer Status

App Launcher

Top 5 Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Launch applications from the sidebar by clicking the icons. Some features include… Easily change the backround. Add your own custom backgrounds. Add command line arguments to links. Drag/drop to recycle bin. Drag/drop to a folder to move or copy the item to the folder. View folders in flyouts.

Download App Launcher

All CPU Meter

Top 5 Vista Sidebar Gadgets

With this All CPU Meter you can display your Processor usage (Quad Core or Dual Core) and RAM usage.

Download All CPU Meter

TOP – Vista Shutdown Control

Vista Shutdown

With this gadget you can shutdown, restart or lock your computer with only one click. Furthermore it shows the time and you can change the design. Check it out!

Download TOP – Vista Shutdown Control

Wireless Network Meter

Wireless Network Meter

The Wireless Network Meter will show you SSID, signal quality, IP address, External IP address, IP lookup with Google Maps, upload speed, download speed and whether your connection is secure or not secure.

Download Wireless Network Meter

2 Vista Sidebar Games


Top 5 Vista Sidebar Gadgets

The object of the game is to manipulate these blocks with the aim of creating a horizontal line of blocks without gaps. When such a line is created, it disappears, and the blocks above (if any) fall. As the game progresses, the blocks fall faster, and the game ends when the stack of blocks reaches the top of the playing field and no new blocks are able to enter.

Download Blockade

Sidebar Pong

Top 5 Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Play a pong clone on the Windows Sidebar. It’s difficult, but possible to win. Concentrate!

Download Sidebar Pong

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