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Blue sidebar on desktop

I have Windows XP installed on my Acer Aspire 3690, but I downloaded the Vista Sidebar. The Sidebar didn't work right, so I removed the program, but was left with a blue sidebar on the left of my desktop. The sidebar reads like the folders sidebar when you open My Computer. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it would be much appreciated! Thank you!

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  • MustBeME Aug 13, 2008

    same thing. It came out of nowhere. I did NOT load Vista at any given time.



    Need to eliminate it as it takes up space for desktop icons.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    my acer aspire 3690 tells me my orbicam needs to be plugged in how do i do this

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    How did you remove the program ?



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You should be able to disable this sidebar at start up

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How do i remove the sidebar


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On the Windows desktop, mouse over the sidebar and right-click on the search gadget you want to remove.

Click on "Close Gadget." The search function is now gone from the sidebar; however, the search gadget is still installed on your computer for future use if you ever decide to re-add the item to your sidebar.
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Click on "Add Gadgets" to open a window containing all sidebar gadgets installed on your PC, including the search gadget.

Right-click on the sidebar search gadget you want to remove, and click to select "Uninstall."
Click "Uninstall" again when a Windows notification pops up, asking you to confirm the uninstall process.
After you click, the program will automatically be removed from your PC and it will no longer appear on the listing of available sidebar gadgets for Vista

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Click "Start."

Click "Control Panel."

Double-click "Windows Sidebar."

Remove the check from the box next to "Start Sidebar when Windows Starts."

Click "Save." Now, the next time you load your computer Windows Sidebar will not start.

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