Everything You Wanted to Know About Vista's SideShowLouis Ramirez1/30/07 2:37pmFiled to: MicrosoftGadgetsLifehackerMicrosoft VistaMicrosoft Windows VistaSideshowSoftwareTopVistaFeature301EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink One of Vista's features that has caught our attention is SideShow. Think of SideShow as Vista's sidekick. With the help of these mini apps that MS calls "gadgets," SideShow can let you perform small tasks like read e-mail, check on weather, look through photos, or flip through your list of contacts regardless of whether your PC is on, off, or in sleep mode. All you need is a SideShow-enabled device—be it an external screen on your notebook or a screen on your Media Center remote. So for instance you could....This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here. use SideShow-enabled remotes like these to view your photos or listen to music when your PC is idle or shut down. The larger the screen the better as you'll be able to see and do more.