- Google Sidebar plug-ins are just Windows appz that can take advantage of Google Interfaces. That makes them quite powerful in theory, but programming them is less accessible.
Now back to the subject, I missed the 'activation on hotkey' feature from Konfabulator for the Google Sidebar. Fortunately, I a have found a powerful little open-source program, Autohotkey, that allowed me to do that very quickly. Here is the script I use (it's a hack since it relies on toolbar size (but not position), but I like the default position and it works (only using floating deskbar, i let you figure out for the non floating version)):
MouseGetPos, X, Y
if WinExist("ahk_class _GD_Sidebar")
MouseClick, left, 160, 16
else if WinExist("ahk_class ATL:0044A4C8")
MouseClick, left, 158, 16
Categories: google, desktop, sidebar, hotkey, autohotkey, hack