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.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Windows -> Sidebar # TurnOffSidebar

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Desktop Gadgets


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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