Windows Vista - Windows Sidebar

Display Stock Updates

SUMMARY: Add a Gadget to the Windows Vista Sidebar to view stock prices.


Curious to know how well your stocks are doing (or.. ahem.. otherwise) and would like such information directly available on the Desktop? You can add a Stocks Gadget to the Windows Vista Sidebar to display information about the stocks of your choice.

1. Right-click on the Windows Sidebar icon in the tray area of the Taskbar and choose "Add Gadgets".

2. The Gadget Gallery, a list of installed Sidebar Gadgets, appears. Double-click "Stocks".

3. A Stock Gadget should appear. Click "X" to close the Gadget Gallery.

To change the listed stocks:

Add a symbol:

1. Hover your mouse pointer over the Stocks Gadget to highlight it.

2. Click the "+" button at the bottom of the Gadget.

3. Type in the name of a company or symbol and press the search button. If a matching symbol exists, it will be added to the Gadget. If multiple matches exist, choose your desired match.



Adding a symbol to the Stocks Gadget



Once you have added stocks, you'll note that the Gadget only displays three symbols at a time.

To scroll through listed stocks

1. Hover your mouse pointer over the Stocks Gadget to highlight it.

2. Click the up or down arrows at the bottom of the Gadget to scroll.


Remove a symbol:

1. Hover your mouse pointer over the Stocks Gadget to highlight it.

2. Click the "X" button near the symbol you wish to remove.

Change the Symbol Order:

1. Hover your mouse pointer over the Stocks Gadget to highlight it.

2. Click the "+" button at the bottom of the Gadget.

3. Click and drag a stock to move it up or down in the order.

Stock information provided by this gadget may be time-delayed. The Stock Gadget information providers take responsibility for the information provided. Neither Andrew Malek nor Envision Programming take any responsibility for the provided data nor any actions taken based on such data.

This tip and screenshots provided are for informational purposes only. Stocks listed in the screenshots are listed merely to illustrate this tip and are not meant as advertisements or advice to purchase or sell stocks.

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