Microsoft SideShow 1.0.27 beta
This is the "unofficial" version of SideShow. The Developers description: "Sideshow is an awareness interface with the goal of helping people stay aware of large amounts of dynamic information without overloading or distracting them. It resides on a user's primary display and utilizes peripheral awareness. We've also built Sideshow to support easy polling of information and have explored some use of alerts... Sideshow is implemented as a sidebar. This sidebar, by default, is always present on one edge of the user's screen (much like the Windows taskbar). Users can also configure the sidebar to automatically hide itself or to allow itself to be covered by other windows. By default, the sidebar is 55 pixels wide. Inside the sidebar are several high-level summaries of important information in a user's world. We call these summaries "tickets"... If users want to find out more information about a ticket, they can hover their mouse over it and a "tooltip grande" appears. We chose the name "tooltip grande" because the window behaves like a tooltip (it appears when you mouse over a ticket and disappears when you move the mouse away), but these tooltips differ from standard tooltips in two ways. First, they're rather large (to provide lots of detailed information), and second, they're actionable: users can manipulate information inside the tooltip window or click to get even more detailed information. For example, in the tooltip for my mail inbox, I can open, forward, reply to, or delete any message..."