side·​bar | \ ˈsīd-ˌbär \

Definition of sidebar

1a : a short news story or graphic accompanying and presenting sidelights of a major story
b : something incidental : sidelight a sidebar to the essay's central theme
2 : a conference between the judge, the lawyers, and sometimes the parties to a case that the jury does not hear

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But the new task management features and the sidebar do lay the groundwork for integrations with Google's other offerings, like its Slack competitor Hangouts Chat. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Gmail Is Getting a Long-Overdue Upgrade," 25 Apr. 2018 And then there are the issues that my colleague Sam Machkovech ran into with the Windows 10 version, described in the sidebar. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Forza Horizon 4 is the best open-world driving game you can buy," 28 Sep. 2018 In April of this year, Google released a complete redesign of Gmail that incorporated nearly all of the key features of Inbox: snoozing, connected tasks lists (albeit in a sidebar), and more. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google’s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019," 12 Sep. 2018 The biggest addition is a new sidebar on the left with separate sections for Search, Home, Series (TV shows), Movies, My List, and New. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Netflix redesigns TV interface with new sidebar and separate sections for shows and movies," 18 July 2018 Documents displayed this way can also have their metadata displayed in a sidebar rather than having to call up a separate Info window. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple announces macOS 10.14 “Mojave”," 4 June 2018 White discussed the evaluations with attorneys on Tuesday, but their conversation was entirely in a sidebar. Gal Tziperman Lotan,, "Scott Nelson not fit for trial in woman's Winter Park kidnap and killing, doctor says," 1 June 2018 App makers may have to do some extra coding, though, around things like menus and sidebars in apps, such as making a Mac app sidebar translucent or making share buttons a part of the toolbar. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Apple's Software Chief Details How iOS Apps Will Run on Macs," 5 June 2018 Google plans to add a similar sidebar to other G Suite apps too. David Pierce, WSJ, "The New Gmail: More Smarts, More Security...More Clutter," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sidebar

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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side·​bar | \ ˈsīd-ˌbär \

Legal Definition of sidebar

: sidebar conference had failed to request a sidebar before injecting the collateral offense into the trialDockery v. State, 659 So. 2d 219 (1994) also : the place near or before the bench where a sidebar conference takes place the judge informed both attorneys…that they…could stand at sidebar while questions were posed Commonwealth v. Urena, 632 N.E.2d 1200 (1994) — compare bench, stand

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