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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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The sidebar has been updated to feature the search bar, and also combines both the user's local Music library and the music available from Apple Music categories online.
SIDEBAR: Goodell PB, Zalom FG, Strand JF, Wilen CA, Windbiel-Rojas K.
They've invest suggested users to completely shut off their Windows Sidebar and Gadgets.
Listing your full address, phone number, and email in a sidebar means that this information is on every page of your website.
In addition to its usual lineup of new Asian pics, Winds of Asia will feature a sidebar devoted to new Taiwanese helmers and a retro of films by Turkish helmer Reha Erdem.
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.
Why, reading the sidebar, "Create the Perfect Getaway," which presented a meditation on planning that trip.
Any result that Watson finds, whether a web page, email or desktop file, can be dragged from Watson's sidebar interface into the program the user is working on, then dropped for easy information collection.
Northerners such as Dorothea Dix, the crusader for the reform of mental institutions and later superintendent of female nurses for the Union during the war; Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, whom President Lincoln called "the woman that wrote the book that caused this war"; Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave who helped operate the "underground railroad"; and many others enjoy excellent sidebar treatment too.
Ken Holsten has done all pilots a great service by publishing the sidebar to his "Talk the Talk" article (November 2005 IFR).
Google Desktop 2 - available in test form from http://desktop.google.com - monitors your behaviour and presents information in a resizable and moveable vertical window, called the Sidebar.