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Dashboard-style software for XP?


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#1 DnDer

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:18 AM

I miss having my calendars, weather, etc all at the touch of a single button when I'm at work. Is there a handy little app out there, open source or otherwise, that will replicate/imitate what my Mac does at home?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:39 AM

Hi, DnDer.
What OS do you use at work?
If it's Win XP you can use sidebar. It's not the same with Mac but maybe it will help you. You can see and dowload it here:
Sidebar for xp

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:11 PM

RocketDock FTW!

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:38 PM

Rocket Dock is indeed awesome, but what I was looking for was a sidebar for windows. (I had no idea what MS called their knock-off.)

Checking on what the sidebar has to say... can it be hotkeyed? Like just 1 keystroke appear and disappear, like a proper dashboard can, instead of the usual right-click menu to hide and unhide?

Edited by DnDer, 25 August 2009 - 12:44 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:00 PM

There are several keyboards that can do that for you, just a button away. WARNING. There has been reported that some weather sites leave some nasty things behind you may not want. I don't remember the sites. Google them and check security sites you trust. Go to the security section of B/C and ask; they will be happy to assist you on picking a weather site. M/S and Logitec are two keyboards that come to mind. If your using a lap top or such; I'm sorry I can't help you there.




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