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Microsoft-Windows-Sidebar

Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

WarningWarning
Do not use these settings. This component has been deprecated in Windows® 8 editions.

The Microsoft-Windows-Sidebar component contains settings for displaying gadgets on the desktop. By default, gadgets are displayed in a row that is centered at the top of the desktop. A user can add a gadget by opening the Desktop Gadgets Control Panel and selecting from a series of installed gadgets. If the user double-clicks the gadget, the gadget is automatically added to the desktop.

 

Gadget1

Specifies the path of a gadget folder (.gadget).

Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 editions only.

Gadget2

Specifies the path of a gadget folder (.gadget).

Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 editions only.

Gadget3

Specifies the path of a gadget folder (.gadget).

Gadget4

Specifies the path of a gadget folder (.gadget).

Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 editions only.

Gadget5

Specifies the path of a gadget folder (.gadget).

Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 editions only.

LayoutPosition

Specifies whether the default location for gadgets is on the top or side edge of the desktop.

Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 editions only.

SidebarOnByDefault

Specifies whether the Sidebar is on by default.

The Sidebar available in Windows Vista® editions only.

SidebarVisible

The Sidebar available in Windows Vista® editions only.

Specifies whether the Sidebar is visible.

The Sidebar available in Windows Vista® editions only.

This component is available in the following Windows® editions and architectures.

 

Windows edition Windows for x86-based computers Windows for x64-based computers Windows for Itanium-based computers

Windows 8.1

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows 8.1 Pro

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows Server 2012 R2

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows® 8

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows® 8 Enterprise

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows® 8 Pro

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows Server® 2012 Essentials

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows Server® 2012 Foundation

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows Server® 2012 Standard

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows® 7 Enterprise

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows® 7 Home Basic

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows® 7 Home Premium

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows® 7 Professional

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows® 7 Starter

x86

Not available

Not available

Windows® 7 Ultimate

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows Vista® Business

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Vista® Home Basic

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Vista® Home Premium

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Vista® Starter

x86

Not available

Not available

Windows Vista® Ultimate

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 R2 Datacenter

Not available

Not available

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 R2 Datacenter

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise

Not available

Not available

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 R2 Foundation

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard

Not available

Not available

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows® Web Server 2008 R2

Not available

Not available

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows® Web Server 2008 R2

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter

Not available

Not available

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise

Not available

Not available

ia64, wow64

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise

Not available

Not available

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 Standard

Not available

Not available

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 Standard

Not available

Not available

Not available

See Also

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