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sidebar

(1) A generic term for an auxiliary window on screen that is displayed alongside the main window.

(2) The left or right side of Windows 8 screen that holds an app. See Win8 Sidebar.

(3) A Windows Vista desktop panel that holds mini applications (gadgets) such as a calendar, calculator, stock ticker and Vonage phone dialer. It is the Windows counterpart to the Dashboard in the Mac. In Windows 7, the Sidebar was eliminated and gadgets can be placed anywhere on the desktop. See Windows Vista and gadget.

(4) A feature in the Firefox Web browser that displays history, bookmarks or any bookmarked page in a scrolling window. IE has similar capabilities in its Favorites Center, but does not refer to the window as a sidebar.

(5) A Windows 3.1 shell that replaced Program and File Manager and streamlined the desktop. Originally developed by Mike McCue of Paper Software, it was later acquired by Quarterdeck.
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Meanwhile, YouTube also added new icons to the sidebar and introduced a new persistent menu button next to the company's logo in the top-left corner of the screen that will bring up the guide with playlists, subscriptions in the sidebar.
Creating a sidebar may seem like just a matter of having your contact information a few inches to the left or right, but it's actually much more.
With each partner, Sidebar will leverage its Smart Menu(TM) platform to make mobile content - including music, games, videos, news & information - more discoverable and targeted.
The sidebar has also attracted international interest from European computer magazine CHIP, with the Google sidebar featuring on this month's free CD.
The Roaming Gnome desktop sidebar for users of the Microsoft Vista operating system is part of the next generation Travelocity FareWatcher tool, which informs travellers when ticket prices fall on pre-selected flight routes.
Just a paragraph or two, these can be calls-to-action (for example, where to buy an author's book or how to participate in a survey) or even a really short sidebar.
It comes from hiding under their desks for hours at a time, trying to avoid sidebars.
com - monitors your behaviour and presents information in a resizable and moveable vertical window, called the Sidebar.
See sidebar on Second Season Vegetables for a partial list of these plants.
I was happy to note the sidebar "Mexican for the Briefest of Times" (June 13 issue) concerning the Southwest land and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
One regular feature is a sidebar titled "Were You Aware?
Contrary to the graphic in the sidebar titled "Show Us the Money," audited financial statements for FY2003 show that, excluding the capital campaign, 61% of the HRC Foundation's expenditures were for programs, 25% for fired-raising, and 14% for administration.