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How to Use Windows 10 Sticky Notes

There’s a little app built into Windows 10 that you might not know is there, or have just skipped over without more than a passing glance: Sticky Notes. But this simple app can be a powerful reminder tool to help you plan your day.

Imagine your monitor filled with Post-It notes. That is what Sticky Notes is.

On a regular Windows 10 PC, the steps below will detail your Sticky Notes experience.

1. Launching the app

The first part of using Sticky Notes is knowing where to find it. The quickest way to do this just type “Sticky Notes” into the search box.

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2. Adding new notes

When you launch the app for the first time it’ll present you with a square resembling the popular Post it notes (Outlook Notes) These are quick reminders for things you may need throughout out the day.

Once you’ve left one note, adding another is easy. Hit the small “+” in the top left and another square will appear. Just keep repeating until you’ve got enough.

Or you can right click on the icon in the taskbar and then “add note,” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + N.”

Or you can right click on the icon in the taskbar and then “add note,” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + N.”

You can add the Sticky Note App to your taskbar, right click on the Sticky Note app and Pin to Taskbar.

You need to keep the app open for your notes to remain on the screen.

3. Placement

As with traditional sticky notes you can put these little guys all over the place. You can pick them up and move them around the full expanse of your display. Click on the slightly darker strip at the top and stick them wherever you want.

4. Customize

Click the three-dots menu icon on any of your notes and you can change the color to a variety of presets. This is particularly handy if you want to make certain notes stand out or just group like topics by color.

5. Cleaning up the mess

Once you’re done with a note, getting rid of it is easy. You can either just click the three dots, or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + D.” You’ll get a dialog message to check you’re sure you want to delete, but otherwise, your screen will start to empty.

About Sylvia the IT Lady

About Sylvia the IT Lady Sylvia has been working in the IT industry for 25 years. Provided support for users at the Calgary Airport, Calgary City Hall, Nortel, Law firm in Calgary, Law firm in Toronto, Software start-up company and a Bottling company. She began her career after the kids went to school working for an Electrical Contracting firm in Calgary, started on the reception desk ending up as HR manager. Times were changing so she decided to change careers to IT. Received her MSCE from a small technical college in Calgary, and the rest is history. As well as my MSCE she has earned CompTIA Server+, iNet+, Network+ and ITIL.v3. certifications. When she is not supporting companies and user, she can be found in the kitchen canning pickles to enter into local agricultural fairs, (winning several ribbons) preparing pies and quiches for the freezer, hiking in the summer, snowshoeing in the winter and making wine. Learning to play the piano as well.
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