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Where is the Notes Desktop Gadget?

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I loved the Notes Gadget that came with Windows Vista, what happened to it in Windows 7?

Where can I get the EXACT same gadget for Windows 7?

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The gadget has been removed and replaced by a note app. It is located under Start\Accessories\Sticky Notes

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I don't like it b/c its an actual application that shows up on the task bar. It's so intrusive.

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Thanks, I guess those are close enough to the original.

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The gadget has been removed and replaced by a note app. It is located under Start\Accessories\Sticky Notes

Vista has both...

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Then why was it removed in Windows 7 then if it wasn't replaced by that crappy notes app?

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Get it from Vista, copy the .gadget file over and install it.

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Then why was it removed in Windows 7 then if it wasn't replaced by that crappy notes app?

It was still replaced in Windows 7 - the Sticky Notes application in Windows Vista was very limited, compared to the one which replaced it in Windows 7. The one in Windows 7 has more functionality of both Vista's Sticky Notes application and the Notes gadget, so they thought it would be a good idea to get rid of the Notes gadget.

What they don't realise is that many found the Notes gadget useful as a gadget (e.g. for when we need to make it opaque or for when we don't wish to have it taking up valuable taskbar space). I tend to have everything on my desktop opaque to some level and you cannot do that with the Sticky Notes application, but you could always do that with the gadget. Also, Notes just works better for me as a gadget because of the flexibility the gadgets have and the fact you don't need space in the taskbar. For those reasons, I use the Longer Notes gadget which Xinok linked you to. It's really handy as you can make it smaller, like the previous Notes gadget, or bigger :)

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IMO The sticky notes application of Vista is better than Windows 7 one because it has Import/Export , Voice Note , Drag and Drop features

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