Gadget Sidebar "Always on Top"

New Start Neil

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So on Vista, the Sidebar was always on top and webpages etc were always slightly narrower than the screen to allow for it. :thumbsup:

Now in W7, I can't see an option for the Sidebar to do the same.

I can manually right click each gadget and select "Always on Top", but webpages are still full screen with the sidebar gadgets sitting over the top as it were. :confused:

Any suggestions?


[Edit] - It looks like this currently:

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The sidebar has been removed from Windows 7, instead each gadget is individually overlayed onto the screen and doesn't plug into a 'sidebar'. With Win 7 you can actually place them anywhere on the screen you want (as shown below). This is however not very useful.

So to sum up, I don't think you can solve your issue.



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