Using the slideshow gadget with Search folders

Ben Betz has a pretty cool post about building some advanced queries in the UI ( Did you know that you can direct the slideshow Sidebar gadget to cycle through images in those same dynamic search folders? David Washington submitted this tip. The Short Story: You can point the Slideshow gadget at a Search Folder….


Building the Feed headlines gadget using the Windows Feeds Platform

The final RSS gadget, “Feed Headlines” is done and available with Windows Vista! This gadget is featured on the Vista Sidebar by default and allows users to see new headlines peripherally. We built the gadget using the Windows Feeds Platform, which greatly reduced the complexity of getting and storing of feed data so that we…


Roaming gadgets on a USB key

DISCLAIMER: This post is relevant for the Vista v1 version of Sidebar, but isn’t guaranteed to work on future versions. Hopefully we’ll be able to devise a more streamlined method of roaming gadgets and settings in the future. Sidebar by default will use settings and gadgets that have been installed to your user profile. Many…