- 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.
The lawyer called a sidebar to ask the judge for more time to examine the newly introduced evidence.
- 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 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
- Advertising - The most common way that free domain hosting sites recoup their expenses is through putting banner ads or text links on every page of your site, through the sidebar, or even through signatures on emails from your domain.
- Ennemond Boniface was a socialist nudist, who fervently believed that nudism was an alternative to bloody socialist revolution, and would bring about a new naturist era in which all would be equal under the sun (see sidebar).
- In addition, if you pay with a Visa or MasterCard, you can deduct 15 percent of the price; if you pay with cash, you can deduct 20 percent (see the Discount Schedule link in the AW Fireworks sidebar for more information).
- However, the style doesn't go much further than skin-deep - the links are still all simply pasted in the sidebar, which is the easiest and cheapest form of site information architecture.
- These two files control the parts of your blog that people see the most, and that is where big changes such as background color, images, page titles, and sidebar widgets come into play.