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Windows 7 Sticky Notes - Everything the Notes Gadget wasn't!


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#1 alsiladka

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:31

Previously i had observed in my Windows 7 Observations and Screenshots thread that the Notes gadget is missing from Windows 7, and instead the sticky notes app has been given prime time position as a replacement for the Notes gadget.

I have been using the sticky notes app for two weeks now, i leave a lot of notes to myself to make sure i remember stuff, and i must say it is a much better notes and postit solution as compared to the very basic and now seemingly useless notes gadget.

Without bothering you with text, i will let the screenshots do all the talking.

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This is how the sticky notes open up on the first launch.

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I have already forgotten Vista, so am not sure if Vista too supported notes of different colors, but here you go, Wid 7 does.

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Now this is my biggest complaing of the notes gadget resolved, multiple notes lying all over your screen. Feels much more personal this way.

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Another improvement over the notes gadget, keep typing and your note will automatically increase in lenght. Make way for the To-Do lists!

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Offering more customizations, a user can now simply drag and resize the note according to his wishes.

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The notes are readble via the taskbar previews, a simple but still productive tweak.

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Sticky Notes is the only app other than Windows Live Messenger offering a productive use of the jump lists!

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#2 SiegWarheit

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:35

I agree. I am very much liking this new notes addition. I'm not using it at all at the moment, but when the situation comes up later this year, I most likely will. ;)

#3 MeDieViL02

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:55

awesome post, you've made some good points

#4 thailer

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:14

I enjoy the notes feature too.
The one thing I would request is an option to change the font and type size.
I'll submit feedback now :)
(feel free to do the same if you wish)

#5 DELTETHISACCOUNT

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:46

I love the new features, but I'm dissapointed that it still didn't keep some of it's old Vista features. I liked to keep it at 40% opacity and the fact that it didn't take up taskbar space was a plus. I don't see the point of a reminder sticky note if it's taking up your taskbar space. Yes, yes, the taskbar space is much more condensed now but still, I wish there was an option to leave an icon in the notification area or something.

#6 ienhz

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:50

I agree. I don't get why it's a separate program now. I don't really mind it but sticky notes seems like one of the primary reason for enabling gadgets on desktop in the first place...

#7 burnblue

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:20

How do you close a note without deleting it? I used to use a freeware named Stickies, where I could always go back into the software to restore an old note.

I like having something to take notes, but I don't like keeping them on my desktop.

#8 guruparan

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:39

Gud one!!..i like it!

#9 +Brandon Live

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:59

How do you close a note without deleting it? I used to use a freeware named Stickies, where I could always go back into the software to restore an old note.

I like having something to take notes, but I don't like keeping them on my desktop.


Notepad? :p

OneNote?

I mean, you wouldn't use a real sticky note for that, you'd use a real notepad / notebook, right?

#10 OP alsiladka

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:00

How do you close a note without deleting it? I used to use a freeware named Stickies, where I could always go back into the software to restore an old note.

I like having something to take notes, but I don't like keeping them on my desktop.


You can close the sticky notes by selecting the close option from the jump list. Next time you start the app, your notes will be up and running.

#11 Brad.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:13

Damn, this is the exact app I need at the moment ¬_¬

If only my PC (DVD Drive) would let me install 7 alread:(:(

#12 Bioran

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:35

I love the notes too. :)

Although I think I might prefer it being located at the notification sec.

#13 Steeley

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:23

That's a great post! It convinced me to delete the notes gadget I downloaded in favour of sticky notes.

#14 +InsaneNutter

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:05

I love the new sticky notes, is there any way to get it working in Vista?

#15 Hermittguy

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:12

Two things will keep me from using this note program. First while you can resize to a larger size, nice if you need it, you can't make it smaller. I like my notes more compact, most of my reminders to myself are two or three word notes and I like to keep them rowed in a pacific place on the screen. But the real show stopper for me is to find out that they take up space on the task bar, for this reason I'll be sticking with the Vista sticky note gadget moved into Win 7. Some of my notes stay up for weeks at a time needing just a glance at that area of the desk top as a reminder, I definitely don't need or want a program that takes up space on the task bar. This is to bad really because it seems to have some other very nice features.