I have had just two Vista Sidebar gadgets for several years: "Notes", and an analogue clock with sweep second hand.
A long time ago, I found out how to "Hide" the annoying sidebar but leave the Gadgets floating.
Now, after losing my clock, I cannot get the sidebar back in order to re-instate the clock!
I do miss it!
Can anyone help me get one on my desktop independent of the now defunct sidebar??