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    esoteric

    This is a very small feature/application of Windows 7 - Sticky Notes - but boy is it useful. It's cool that Microsoft finally added a snipping tool and sticky notes to Windows. Nice for forgetful people like me.

    Now it would be great to have fully versioned Live integration of sticky notes so you cannot accidentally loose info. And if Windows recognized dates in sticky notes it might automatically project those notes onto calendar entries Smiley

    Just a thought...

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    DCMonkey

    It's kind of odd to me that they've added a full blown app for sticky notes and removed the sticky notes gadget. It seems like the later would be more appropriate for such a thing.

    What can the new Sticky Notes app do that the old gadget couldn't?

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    brian.​shapiro

    DCMonkey said:
    It's kind of odd to me that they've added a full blown app for sticky notes and removed the sticky notes gadget. It seems like the later would be more appropriate for such a thing.

    What can the new Sticky Notes app do that the old gadget couldn't?
    Just like with the gadget, you can't drag text to it :<

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    spivonious

    DCMonkey said:
    It's kind of odd to me that they've added a full blown app for sticky notes and removed the sticky notes gadget. It seems like the later would be more appropriate for such a thing.

    What can the new Sticky Notes app do that the old gadget couldn't?
    What can the new Sticky Notes app do that the old gadget couldn't?


    Well, for starters you lose the note when you Show Desktop.  Personally liked the gadget a lot more.  A great place to jot down phone numbers, or confirmation numbers, or similar short things.

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    Bas

    DCMonkey said:
    It's kind of odd to me that they've added a full blown app for sticky notes and removed the sticky notes gadget. It seems like the later would be more appropriate for such a thing.

    What can the new Sticky Notes app do that the old gadget couldn't?
    I too liked the gadget much better. Not only does the sticky notes application add an icon I don't need to my taskbar, but if I Show Desktop, it's gone. I thought the whole point was that you could put gadgets on the desktop so that you could use Aero Peek and cast a quick glance at them?

    I'm definitely saving the sticky notes gadget from vista. If Windows 7/IE8 doesn't break it, of course.

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    esoteric

    DCMonkey said:
    It's kind of odd to me that they've added a full blown app for sticky notes and removed the sticky notes gadget. It seems like the later would be more appropriate for such a thing.

    What can the new Sticky Notes app do that the old gadget couldn't?
    No idea. I didn't use the old gadget Smiley

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    sushovande

    Bas said:
    DCMonkey said:
    *snip*
    I too liked the gadget much better. Not only does the sticky notes application add an icon I don't need to my taskbar, but if I Show Desktop, it's gone. I thought the whole point was that you could put gadgets on the desktop so that you could use Aero Peek and cast a quick glance at them?

    I'm definitely saving the sticky notes gadget from vista. If Windows 7/IE8 doesn't break it, of course.
    Didnt you lose all the data if you accidentally closed the gadget?

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    esoteric

    DCMonkey said:
    It's kind of odd to me that they've added a full blown app for sticky notes and removed the sticky notes gadget. It seems like the later would be more appropriate for such a thing.

    What can the new Sticky Notes app do that the old gadget couldn't?
    "Full blown", well you could say that perhaps, except that does not really mean anything. Isn't it a very "small full-blown app"? [I didn't check its profile.]

    Appropos, how about pens, if you have a digital pen and want to write a note.

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    DCMonkey

    esoteric said:
    DCMonkey said:
    *snip*
    "Full blown", well you could say that perhaps, except that does not really mean anything. Isn't it a very "small full-blown app"? [I didn't check its profile.]

    Appropos, how about pens, if you have a digital pen and want to write a note.
    I just meant that it gets a button in the taskbar and otherwise behaves like an application rather than just having each note sit on your desktop until you're done with it.

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    Bas

    DCMonkey said:
    esoteric said:
    *snip*
    I just meant that it gets a button in the taskbar and otherwise behaves like an application rather than just having each note sit on your desktop until you're done with it.
    Which is actually much more useful behavior for a sticky note.

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    esoteric

    Bas said:
    DCMonkey said:
    *snip*
    Which is actually much more useful behavior for a sticky note.
    No disagreement there. Let's observe W++
    (I hear some distant laughs: It's the sticky notes! 
    - forget about performance, it was all just about the sticky notes!)

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    GoddersUK

    Snipping tool isn't new to Win7 - it was present in Vista too.

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    esoteric

    GoddersUK said:

    Snipping tool isn't new to Win7 - it was present in Vista too.

    Anything new with it?

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    AndyC

    esoteric said:
    DCMonkey said:
    *snip*
    "Full blown", well you could say that perhaps, except that does not really mean anything. Isn't it a very "small full-blown app"? [I didn't check its profile.]

    Appropos, how about pens, if you have a digital pen and want to write a note.
    The sticky notes support inking on a Tablet PC, which is cool.

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    GoddersUK

    esoteric said:
    GoddersUK said:
    *snip*
    Anything new with it?
    I have no idea, it's just that you mentioned it in your OP.

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    JordanOMy

    Hi hello everyone:) Glad to join this forum. Can anyone tell me where I can download tat Sticky Notes gadget for windows 7. I'm using Windows 7 Home Basic came with my laptop.I dont find this thing default. can i install it seperately?

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    davewill

    @JordanOMy: Start -> Programs -> Accessories  if it is not there then use Windows Programs and Features to bring it to life.

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