I’ve tried several of weather gadgets, and the one I’ve settled on is ProWeather. I like it because the display is simple; it shows the location and temperature. But when you click the small arrow at the bottom, it slides out a wealth of information
Pandora Sidebar Gadget for Windows Vista
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Pandora Radio is your own FREE personalized radio now available as a Windows Vista sidebar gadget. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a "station" that plays their music and more music like it.
I really like it that they are long enough and can be minimized if needed. Take notes, copy-paste, write you favorite quotes all you want right on your desktop. In addition, you can change color and font as you like. Very helpful indeed.
My favorite calendar gadget that shows calendar, date plus time and clock. I've Been using it several years now and i love it! Plus you can change background image with any of your favorite picture.
My favorite battery monitor of all. It shows green when is plugged in and charging. Shows yellow when its not on a cord. Shows red when its low and critical and needs to be charged. Above all it estimates time and percentage and calculates it itself. Very helpful for a laptop.