Windows Desktop Gadgets (called Windows Sidebar in Windows Vista) is a discontinued widget engine for Microsoft Gadgets.It was introduced with Windows Vista, in which it features a sidebar anchored to the side of the desktop.You can use the shortcut Win C to select an older clipboarder (works well together with Ctrl V).The options of the last gadget, the weather gadget, allow you to change the city. If you don't like the sidebar you can close it there. Click on options to change the behaviour of the sidebar.Windows Sidebar appeared in build 3683 of Windows Vista circa September 2002 and was originally intended to replace the notification area and Quick Launch toolbar in Windows, but these plans were scrapped after the development reset in mid-2004.Windows Sidebar was rebuilt and began to appear in Windows Vista builds in the second half of 2005.
This way you can select older clipboards and paste them into other applications. The options of Clipboarder allow many possibilities.For example you can add a preview of the application to the sidebar.This way you can keep track of some applications on the side.They run in a more restrictive environment, making them less risky, but also less useful for some purposes, like system monitoring.It included a clock, traffic reports, and IM integration.
If you move your cursor above a gadget you can drag it around your desktop. There will also appear some buttons next to the gadget.