Yesterday I was working on our landlords computer which was a Sony VAIO and at one point I needed to turn off VAIO Gate which is similar to the Windows Sidebar. Turning off VAIO Gate is fairly easy via the X in the right corner of the VAIO Gate drop down and you can easily set it to not start when Windows starts. I describe both of these items as well as how to start VAIO Gate automatically.
Turn VAIO Gate On Manually:
To turn VAIO Gate on manually simply right click the desktop of your Sony VAIO computer and select Launch VAIO Gate from the menu that appears as shown in the below image.
Shutdown VAIO Gate:
To shutdown the VAIO Gate application hover over the top of your screen to display VAIO Gate as shown in the below image.
To shutdown VAIO Gate simply select the X on the far right side of the VAIO Gate drop down.
Stop VAIO Gate From Starting With Windows:
If you want to stop VAIO Gate from starting every time Windows starts simply click the toolbox next to the X on the far right side of the VAIO Gate toolbar. This will open the below VAIO Gate settings screen.
Slide the option “Load At Startup” to No if you do not want VAIO Gate to load when Windows starts up.