Office Communicator Sidebar Gadget

November 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Dmitry Polzin has created a Vista Sidebar Gadget for Office Communicator that helps better manage multiple conversation windows.

You can download it from the Windows Live Gallery here:
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=2701d34d-ec6a-48ec-9ce2-a3932345f3a8

As with any gadgets the window can be either docked in the sidebar or dragged out into the desktop .

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The gadget’s title bar shows your current presence with the total number of active conversations (e.g. 6).

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You can also Minimize All, Maximize All, and Close All conversation windows using the buttons in the upper right.  The small OC icon maximizes/minimizes the main OC application window as well.

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There are a couple of configurable Options as well, for suppressing new windows and alerts and tracking elapsed time in conversations.

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