The Sidebar (see Figure 3) is restored in this version of Windows Vista. The Sidebar is a panel that displays useful information (using little applications known as gadgets), such as RSS feeds, picture slideshows, a clock, etc.
Figure 3. The Windows Sidebar
Besides the gadgets shipped with Windows Vista (see Figure 4), you can also visit the Vista gadget website for more gadgets.
Figure 4. Adding gadgets to the Sidebar
Windows Explorer now displays paths using breadcrumb-like menus in the address bar (see Figure 5). Although this display format allows you to jump directly to a directory without needing to navigate the directory tree, it requires some getting used to.
Figure 5. Windows Explorer displays paths using breadcrumb-like menus