- An example of a sidebar is a more detailed list of notable dates in his presidency printed next to an article about Barack Obama.
- An example of a sidebar is when a judge wants to have a prosecutor step over to the side of the courtroom and explain the relevance of a piece of evidence.
- a short article dealing with a sidelight of a major news story and printed alongside it
- a discussion at the bench between the lawyers and the judge, conducted outside the hearing of the jury
- a small GUI window, typically positioned at the side of a larger window or of the user screen, that displays, variously, information, a menu, a browser tool, etc.
- A brief section of text or another feature that appears alongside a more detailed discussion of a subject, often separated graphically in a box.
- Law A conference between a judge and the attorneys of a case being tried, held outside of the jury's range of hearing.
sidebar - Computer Definition
(1) A generic term for an auxiliary window on screen that is displayed alongside the main window.
(2) The left or right side of Windows 8 screen that holds an app. See Win8 Sidebar.
(3) A Windows Vista desktop panel that holds mini applications (gadgets) such as a calendar, calculator, stock ticker and Vonage phone dialer. It is the Windows counterpart to the Dashboard in the Mac. In Windows 7, the Sidebar was eliminated and gadgets can be placed anywhere on the desktop. See Windows Vista and gadget.
(4) A feature in the Firefox Web browser that displays history, bookmarks or any bookmarked page in a scrolling window. IE has similar capabilities in its Favorites Center, but does not refer to the window as a sidebar.
(5) A Windows 3.1 shell that replaced Program and File Manager and streamlined the desktop. Originally developed by Mike McCue of Paper Software, it was later acquired by Quarterdeck.
sidebar - Legal Definition