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Poll Results: Who uses Windows Sidebar?

Poll expired: Oct 9, 2008  
  • 56% (36)
    I do!
  • 43% (28)
    No, it is too much of a resource hog.
64 Total Votes  
post #11 of 28
I don't because I keep my chat proggies on the right bar, and sidebar doesn't feel right anywhere else...
post #12 of 28
Weather, quick shutdown/logoff/restart, CPU/memory useage, network connection useage, calander.

I noticed no performance difference with it on, with either 2 or 4 gigs of memory.
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post #13 of 28
I don't use it because I don't need it, not because it is a resource hog.
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post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
Just to clarify, the only time i saw a decrease in performance was with folding, when I left the sidebar up overnight to see if it made a difference and it changed by about 200ppd.
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post #15 of 28
I use the weather bar, the side notes, and the cpu usage gadgets.
post #16 of 28
I mainly use monitoring gadgets. Weather, Stick-It Notes, Clock, Hard Drive Usage, Processor Info.
    
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post #17 of 28
I use:

Network meter with the graph.
Cpu usade with the graph.
Ministry of Sound streaming sidebar thingy (for all you OCN Techno Clubbers)
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post #18 of 28
I use it on my secondary monitor and I use
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post #19 of 28
I use to use it before I got RocketDock, then my desktop looked messy with it sticking out from the sides So i got rid of it.
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post #20 of 28
Everest gadget, weather gadget... love it
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