Turn off desktop gadgets

This policy setting allows you to turn off desktop gadgets. Gadgets are small applets that display information or utilities on the desktop.

If you enable this setting, desktop gadgets will be turned off.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, desktop gadgets will be turned on.

The default is for desktop gadgets to be turned on.

Supported on: Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Vista

Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar
Value NameTurnOffSidebar
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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