Sticky Notes in Windows 7 have grown up. No longer is there a Sticky Notes gadget like in Vista, it is now a program residing in the Accessories folder. When you click on the program name the first time, you get a little yellow notepad and you can type your note. It will look something like this:
On inspection, you see that it is just the same as in your Vista days. Except for the resizing handle in the lower right corner. Indeed the note can be resized as you like. So you can write rather lengthy notes. You are still limited to the “scripty” font in just one size.
Now when you want to write another sticky and click on the there is a pleasant surprise. In Vista you got to a new page on the same pad. With Windows 7 Sticky Notes you get another fresh new note on the desktop. You can clutter up your Windows 7 desktop just the way you do the one the computer sits on. Isn’t that grand?!
Since Sticky Notes is a regular program, but with multiple windows, it gets its entry on the Taskbar. When you hover on the icon you get the thumbnail – and if your eyesight is tad better than mine, you can read the text of the last note. Hover on the thumbnail and magic: All the open windows are “glassed” and you see the sticky notes on top. Grander!! Clicking Start get you the Start menu, of course. Having started Sticky Notes will have the program on the start menu. The little right arrow gets you this:
The right pane has an option “New Note” but does not show the open notes. Betcha this is temporary! Now if you click Start and type “sticky” there is a list on the Start menu of the last three notes:
Enough for today. Enjoy!