SideBarDiagnostics is a Sidebar that displays hardware diagnostic information

While some like sidebars, others may find it as a distraction and an unwanted tool to show on your Windows desktop. If you are a sidebar  lover who likes to keep a watch of your computer hardware, then SidebarDiagnostics is sure to interest you.

SidebarDiagnostics Sidebar for Windows

Sidebar Diagnostics

SidebarDiagnostics is a simple and lightweight tool, that when downloaded, allows you to displaying real-time information about your PCs hardware. It uses the information provided by Open Hardware Monitor. Depending on your working requirements, you can dock the sidebar on the right side or the left side or onto another monitor, if you have a multi-monitor configuration set up. It even allows you to customize information display as well as the sequence of their appearance.

To use the application, open SidebarDiagnostics and run it. Once the preliminary setup is complete and the program is up and running, go to the app’s settings. Here a user can find all the options related to customization.

SidebarDiagnostics supports a number of screens so you can select which screen you want the sidebar to seem on. Hotkeys in the SidebarDiagnostics application are not configured, by default. To configure them, simply head to the Hotkeys tab in settings.

One highlight of the application is that it integrates incredibly well with the Action Center seen in Windows 10. Whenever you access the Action Center, SidebarDiagnostics information panel simply hides behind the action center. Moreover, it inherits its shade from the taskbar.


SidebarDiagnostics features in a nutshell

  • Allows customization
  • Monitors CPU, RAM, GPU, network, and logical drives
  • Supports hotkeys binding
  • Creates graphs for all metrics
  • Allows alerts for various values
  • Supports monitors of all DPI types.
  • Features a clock.

If you think think this could interest you, you could head over to Github to download it. Works on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

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