Mac Tip #111/23-July-2003
Whether you’re a “Niner” or a “Tenner” this Tip’s for you.
Sometimes you just want to jot down a quick note and keep it somewhere handy. This is where Stickies come in. These small notes don’t need saving, you can dot them around your screen as reminders and they come in a variety of colours.
On Mac OS 9 (and earlier) you should fine the Stickies under the Apple menu. Under Mac OS X look for them in your Applications folder. Start up Stickies and you’re likely to see a few coloured windows appear on screen. If none do then go to the File menu and choose New Note. Now start typing.
To resize a note drag it by the bottom right corner. To close it use the Close box in the top left corner or go to the File menu and choose Close.
That’s about all there is to Stickies. No fancy formatting, margins and other troublesome features – just plain, simple notes.
Unless you have OS 9 or earlier (this doesn’t work in OS X). For a bit of fun make a new note and type “Antler!” (no speech marks) then hit return. A picture of a Moose should appear. Now, wasn’t that useless but fun!