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Custom Home Page Component

Hi Forum,
  Is there a way to make a custom component for the Home page just like Create New on the left side. I want to have a component which can have drop down of different options(links to dashboards in my case), something very similar to Create New. I tried using javascript, vf area, etc but all of them need a region inside which there can be dropdown but I want it like a tab.
  Any ideas on how this can be achieved?

Thank you
Andrew EchevarriaAndrew Echevarria
You have to add it to the Home Page Sidebar, this link may be useful?
Let me know if I'm not understanding your needs.
Thank you for your reply,. But I want to create a component just like Create New (which is default), with dropdown in the tab itself. Is that possible?
Andrew EchevarriaAndrew Echevarria
Have you tried creating a VF Page and then adding it to the sidebar? 
Yes I tried that but the name of component will still appear. and if I add a button or tab with dropdown, it will be inside the page. I needed something to mimic the standard Create new bar with dropdown. Thank you
Andrew EchevarriaAndrew Echevarria

Okay here is my try:

Step 1: Create Homepage Component from VF page (http://theblogreaders.com/how-to-show-the-visualforce-page-on-salesforce-sidebar)
Step 2: Add homepage component to side bar (http://help.screensteps.com/m/salesforce/l/24429-adding-the-home-page-component-to-your-sidebar)

In the examples above, they have it right above the Create New, so it's do-able. Look carefully at Step 1, when you make the component, you have to select "Narrow (Left) column"