Windows sidebar feeds not updating

by  |  15-Apr-2019 07:03

Sorry if it causes you any pain, but I would recommend you follow Microsoft’s advice if you run Windows 7 or Vista and apply their “Fix It tool” as soon as possible. Leave a comment below and let us know if you found them useful, or whether you won’t be mourning their demise.

It may be a sledgehammer to crack a nut – but it’s a nut that needs smashing, and fast.

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Fun fact: Remember, in Windows Vista, gadgets could appear in either the Windows Sidebar or directly on the desktop.

However, in each case, the Sidebar had to be running in order for the gadgets to appear.

and just because you don’t see the sidebar doesn’t mean it’s not running in the background.

First, right-click on the Sidebar icon in the system tray, and then choose Exit.

Tip: The Aero Peek feature (see my Aero Peek Feature Focus) in Windows 7 is designed primarily as a way for users to quickly view, or "peek" at, Windows Gadgets that are hidden by open windows.

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