The Free Dictionary Vista Gadget

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This Vista gadget will let you search for word definitions from your desktop or Vista Sidebar.

editor's review




The Free Dictionary Vista Gadget is a lightweight and straightforward gadget that lets you search for English words on right from the desktop. It can be used with ease by beginners.

The tool is packed in an intuitive interface with a small layout. The 'what you see is what you get' principles applies to The Free Dictionary Vista Gadget because there are no other features available, aside from the search box visible in the main frame.

So, all you have to do is write a word and press the 'Enter' button. The Free Dictionary Vista Gadget automatically launches a webpage in your default web browser, linking to the word's meaning on

Therefore, you can quickly learn the definition of English words. This type of tool should be appreciated by content writers, translators, editors and other professionals who work with computers in the linguistics department.

Thanks to the default options provided by Windows, you can reposition The Free Dictionary Vista Gadget's frame to any spot on the screen, enable it to stay on top of other windows, as well as adjust its opacity level between 20% and 100%.

The simple-to-use tool puts little strain on the computer's resources, since it runs on a low amount of system memory and CPU. We have not encountered any problems during our evaluation, since The Free Dictionary Vista Gadget did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. Unfortunately, no recent updates have been made.

The Free Dictionary Vista Gadget was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on February 12th, 2013
The Free Dictionary Vista Gadget - After adding this gadget to your Vista Sidebar you will be able to search for word defintions from your desktop.

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