Sticky Notes

What Does Sticky Notes Mean?

Sticky Notes is a utility application available on Microsoft Windows 7 and later versions. Originally introduced as a gadget in Microsoft Vista, it has since been integrated into Windows. Sticky Notes can be used to create different types of notes that remain visible on the desktop screen.


Techopedia Explains Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes can be positioned anywhere on the desktop screen. The text can be formatted, and the notes can be resized and painted using a variety of colors. Sticky Notes supports touch and pen input for both tablets and touchscreen computers. It can be easily activated by tapping the Start button. Additional notes can be created by clicking the New Note button, which has a plus (“+”) sign on it. Once a note has been opened, the user can start typing. A note can be deleted by clicking the “x” button at the top right of the note. Sticky Notes also supports keyboard shortcuts for different types of formatting.

Sticky Notes can be customized according to user needs, from the shape to the size, color, special effects, etc., and the notes can be shared with other users. It can be used as a to-do list creator, an alarm note or even for creating random notes. For professionals, it can be used for jotting down notes, especially during a presentation. In other words, Sticky Notes is a good alternative to paper for making notes.


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