Vista Sidebar
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Vista Sidebar

Updated Apr 01, 2007 by kennkh

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Comment #1 Monday, January 08, 2007 12:34 AM
Sure, I'll submit weather and clock stand alone widgets.

I'm planning to do a minor tweak to the weather object first by using the ISO 3166 country abbreviations which should hopefully fix some of the overflow issues. I'll probably spend an hour on that tonight (there are a lot of countries).

I'll probably not submit the RSS reader since its really just a very minor reskin of dan.wright's RSSRead Widget. Nevertheless, I'll go ahead and make a standalone widget of that and send you a copy of it via email.
Comment #2 Thursday, February 01, 2007 4:22 AM
Outstanding work. It looks like all the bugs are fixed up right.

I don't know if this is a tweak you'd be willing to take on or not. If the inside widgets could remember their settings and not open their windows when I start up the sidebar everything would be absolutely perfect (well that and the widgets remembering location on the sidebar when I shut down). As it is I have to close something like five or six windows every time I fire up the sidebar or power up my computer.

Thanks much!
Comment #3 Thursday, February 01, 2007 3:18 PM
SirBedwyr, I don't know about remembering the settings, but it'd be pretty simple to hide those windows on startup. If theres enough of a demand for that, I'll include it in a future update.

If you don't want to wait, you can add a couple of lines to the script yourself if you have the builder.

First, right click on the background bar, called "grad", and go to "edit script". Below line 13, add the following lines:

DesktopX.Object("Calendar").Visible = False
DesktopX.Object("clockchooserback").Visible = False
DesktopX.Object("weather_image").Visible = False
DesktopX.Object("RSSBackLg").Visible = False
DesktopX.Object("RSSsummback").Visible = False
DesktopX.Object("RSS_List").Visible = False

Go to the File menu and select save and apply.

Edit: I've tried this and there still seems to be one window open. I don't know what script is making it visible. If I find it I'll let you know.

Edit: I figured out what was wrong, I'll upload a new version in a couple of days.
Comment #4 Monday, April 02, 2007 5:35 PM
how do i get my photo thingy back on my sidebar. i drug it over to far and now it gone and i cant click on it to drag it back. it went behind the sidebar line. lol geez im a dufas. please help
Comment #5 Tuesday, April 03, 2007 4:41 PM
SWEET that fixed it!!!!! thanks kennkh
Comment #6 Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:10 PM
I got Rugers disease, maybe his fix will work as well for my Dell. Lemme try it n c what I can dooooooo.

Comment #7 Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:25 PM

Yeah Bro, that did the trick.
Ha !

Comment #8 Wednesday, August 15, 2007 2:47 PM
For some reason, the 'expand' button on the RSS feed appears with 'crushed together' letters, and when I open the widget, it opens with that rss feed open (expanded)and the weather open (expanded). I have 1.8....any clue as to the fix? I love the widget.   
Comment #9 Saturday, January 24, 2009 6:59 AM
Comment #10 Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:59 AM're probably right.   
Comment #11 Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:50 AM
Dr J0622, I don't what could be causing your problem. Try the object version of the bar and see if that works. It might just be your older version of DesktopX - I've only tested this widget on version 3.0
Comment #12 Friday, June 08, 2007 4:42 AM
Chewy_Solo, that happens sometimes on startup. The box is part of the RSS reader. If you press the "expand" button on the reader and then press "hide" it should disappear. I'll try and fix it in a future release if I ever get around to working on this again. Thanks for letting me know about the bug.
Comment #13 Thursday, June 07, 2007 10:53 PM
Hello, i just downloaded it, a little late, but there seems to bee this wierd white box with "WC News" in it and it wont go away, its in the middle of my desktop and moves with the sidebar
Comment #14 Friday, February 09, 2007 7:59 PM
here u started something lookin good.
Comment #15 Thursday, December 21, 2006 3:16 PM
Hi there and I repeat the comments of vampireUK. Also, anyway to add widgets, say like the mouse position and rgb, a system uptime, and more shortcuts for individual programs that would be programmable by the user??? Think the wx prob might be the script; but, dunno for sure and I'm not a skinner, sooooooo
Comment #16 Thursday, December 21, 2006 1:53 PM
could do with an rss & a less obtrusive set of system monitors, otherwise good work

vistasidebar.exe ... seems to be for the left side of the screen if you click the + for fadeing the skin ... make it for the right?

the 'docked' weather widget .. seems not to display the correct background for weather conditions ? or is it meant to be like that ? just one background for all ?
Comment #17 Friday, August 10, 2007 4:26 PM
Bajotumn, you should be able to drag the bar around. Try reloading the bar under your new settings and see if that fixes your problem.
Comment #18 Wednesday, August 08, 2007 9:44 PM
i changed my resolution to 1024*768 and now its all fuxed up... the top is in the mid of my screen instead of the top.
Comment #19 Monday, April 02, 2007 8:29 PM
RUGER, I've been playing around with the sidebar and your problem seems to be caused by a quirk with the picture framer object. Though it'll be easy to fix on my side, I can't find an easy fix on the client side. For now, to fix the problem, you'll have to reset the picture frame settings in your registry if you feel comfortable doing so. I posted step by step instructions in the comments of the object version of this sidebar, but here they are again:

1. Close DesktopX and the sidebar.
2. Open the start menu and select Run
3. Type regedit into the box that pops up and press enter.
4. In the Window that pops up, navigate to the
    My Computer->HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Stardock->DesktopX->Widget folder.
5. In the Widget folder, there should be a folder called PicFramer. Delete this folder.
6. Start up the sidebar and the picture frame settings should now be reset.

Let me know if you have any problems. Thanks for letting me know about the bug. I should have it fixed in the next release.
Comment #20 Sunday, January 07, 2007 3:18 PM
outstanding ! great work kennkh

if you have time someday, could you do the weather, clock & RSS widgets as stand alone widgets too ?


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