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    Default Best way to make Vista Sidebar 100% transparent?

    Hey guys, I want to get rid of the shadow gradient on the Vista Sidebar. Ideally, I would like to completely transparent. What is the best way to go about this? Do I need to install a skin program? And if so, which is the best one? Thanks!
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    Default Re: Best way to make Vista Sideshow 100% transparent?

    100% transparent would be invisible, right?
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    Default Re: Best way to make Vista Sideshow 100% transparent?

    I think he means that he doesn't want the outlines of the 'box' on sidebar. He just wants his widgets there.
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    Default Re: Best way to make Vista Sideshow 100% transparent?

    Oops, sorry about the confusion. I am talking about the Sidebar background. By default, it is transparent on the left and fades to black to right. I would like it transparent, so I see the gadgets in the Sidebar, but without the shadow effect in the background.

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    Default Re: Best way to make Vista Sideshow 100% transparent?

    As far as i know, you can't.

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    Default Re: Best way to make Vista Sideshow 100% transparent?

    Quote Originally Posted by justinluck View Post
    Oops, sorry about the confusion. I am talking about the Sidebar background. By default, it is transparent on the left and fades to black to right. I would like it transparent, so I see the gadgets in the Sidebar, but without the shadow effect in the background.
    um...drag the gadgets off of the sidebar onto the desktop and close the sidebar, but not the gadgets.
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    Default Re: Best way to make Vista Sideshow 100% transparent?

    Quote Originally Posted by diablo85 View Post
    um...drag the gadgets off of the sidebar onto the desktop and close the sidebar, but not the gadgets.
    Jackpot! Or you can right click on the sidebar and click "close sidebar", just be sure you don't mistakenly click "Exit" caz that exits the sidebar completely.

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    Default Re: Best way to make Vista Sidebar 100% transparent?

    Thanks guys! That works.

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    Default Re: Best way to make Vista Sidebar 100% transparent?

    oh yeah, i didnt think of that. i forgot about it actually. i remember i did that for app launcher, when i used vista sidebar, but now i dont use that. its sux. ;p
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    Default Re: Best way to make Vista Sidebar 100% transparent?

    Quote Originally Posted by McGrady View Post
    oh yeah, i didnt think of that. i forgot about it actually. i remember i did that for app launcher, when i used vista sidebar, but now i dont use that. its sux. ;p
    what do you use in lieu?

    i use objectdoc to launch some programs, but what do you suggest for cpu and ram meter, stuff like that that I currently have on sidebar?

    I tried rainmeter, but i think I'm too dumb to use it. It's less user-friendly for non computer programmers than sidebar.

 

 
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