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How to Shrink programs
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Published on 05/1/2011
 
Using Gadgets.

How to Shrink programs
Gadgets are mini applications that run in the Windows Sidebar (a pane that runs down the side of the screen at all times). You can choose to display either Vista’s built-in Gadgets provided or head online for new ones. Calendars, photo viewers, news updates, performance monitors and more can be accessed from your desktop without having to launch a program.