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MetroSidebar Beta by amine5a5 MetroSidebar Beta by amine5a5

MetroSidebar is the new generation of Windows Sidebar.

The story started when microsoft decided to remove Windows Sidebar from its operating systems for some security issues, so i decided to create a new software to replace the Windows Sidebar, which is secured and takes advantage of the new Modern UI (Metro).

This is a beta version, so i need some testers, please contact me,
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Given 2013-09-29
MetroSidebar Beta by ~amine5a5 ( Suggested by ihamo and Featured by fediaFedia )
MercuryX Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Is anyone even using sidebars? I just found THIS one today, apparently its not in beta anymore according to the site. But back in the Vista days people at first liked the sidebar but after while we found out they were memory suckers, and we disabled them. And another company made a third party one of course. And of course Win7 had its gadgets....but does this metro sidebar take RAM at all to use? And if so how much? Would it lag a computer if 2 other things were running? Whats the boot time of a system that has this installed? Because my system lags already on 8.1....and I only got 3 things I use that boot at start up and are only anti virus and malware
So lets say I get this....Does anyone even recommend it? Because honestly I use the charms to see what time it is on my system, I've had the system tray clock disabled for almost 2 years. I don't need weather since all I have to do is look out my window lol and I rarely play music.
amine5a5 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
This sidebar is made for people who find it useful, there's a tile store included in this sidebar and it contains something you may like (facebook, gmail....), and it's true that the final version is released in the website.
I think you should give a try and if you don't like it just uninstall it.
denisw705 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
very nice work , looks amazing.
amine5a5 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thank you! Here's how it looks the final version…
furkooo85 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amine5a5 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thank you!
dmcn88 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Hi, this looks great but I'm having trouble installing it, I keep getting a lua error.. I'm not even sure if it's related to your sidebar or something from this end. If you know anything about this, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
amine5a5 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Please report this problem to
CrisRocks Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Wow this is beautiful, just one thing. I cant install it on my pc using windows 8.1. Is it compatible?
amine5a5 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
It is compatible with win 8.1
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