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When any application maximizes, it overlaps the Windows sidebar.

How can I keep the Windows sidebar visible and make sure it doesn't get overlapped?

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There's no "SideBar" in Windows 7. Do you mean the Task Bar (the one with the Start Button)? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 4 '12 at 19:34
    
There is a sidebar in 7; unless the container that the gadgets are stored in goes by a different term. (Yes, I know that there is no physical container for the gadgets like the rectangular window in Vista, but that's just semantics; a novice user sees the collection of gadgets in the same place as belonging to a single unit; it's one of the Gestalt principles.) –  Synetech Jun 4 '12 at 19:37
    
True, it's there running the gadgets, but as you say it's not a visible container, so I don't think the OP is complaining it's covered. ;) –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 4 '12 at 19:41

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Windows 7 no longer has a 'sidebar' in the way that Vista did. The sidebar was removed in favour of desktop gadgets and there is no way to keep them (as a group) on top.

What you can do is right click each gadget and select "Always on top" to keep particular gadgets above other windows.

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