How to use sticky notes: a complete guide

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Sticky Notes is a well-known and useful application not only for writing and managing your to-dos, but also allows you to set reminders, save flight numbers and track details, save contact numbers and email addresses, enter location to visit for later or a link to open it later in Chrome or any default web browser.

This is a handy article to get the basic idea of ​​using Sticky Notes to track your next flight or a reminder to email a colleague or even insert a link to visit later and so much more. .



How to open the sticky notes app

Step 1. Search for "Sticky Notes" in the search box.

Step 2. Select the “Sticky Notes” application to open it.

A default yellow page will appear on the screen where you can write your notes.

How to pin the sticky note on the taskbar

To go directly to sticky notes next time, right-click the app in the search menu, then select the “Pin to Taskbar” option.

You will notice a sticky note icon on your system tray every time you open your device.

How to add a new sticky note

Click the “+” icon in the upper left corner of the previously opened note.

You can also right-click on the sticky note icon on the taskbar and then select the “Add Note” option to add another note on the screen.

How to format the text on sticky notes

Below are the shortcut keys to format the desired text into sticky notes


Step 1. Select the text you want to change


Step 2. Click the following keyboard keys for the desired option:

To enable / disable the bold font text, press Ctrl + B

To enable / disable the italic text, press Ctrl + I

To enable / disable the emphasize text, press Ctrl + U

To enable / disable the crossed out text, press Ctrl + T

To enable / disable the bulleted lists text or paragraph, press Ctrl + Shift + L

How to delete the note

Click the trash can icon in the upper right corner of the note you want to delete.

Permanent deletion of the note will be confirmed, click on “delete” to delete the note.

How to change the color of the note

Step 1. Click the menu icon on the top right.

Step 2. Now choose and click on the color you want and your note will appear in that color from now on.

The new note will appear in the same color, however, you can always change the color according to your preferences for each added note.

How to move and resize sticky notes

  • Click and move from the file title bar to move the note
  • Click and extend the cursor left or right from the corner from note a scale back the notes window.


How to enable knowledge

Step 1. Click the Menu icon in the upper right corner of the note and then select “Settings”.



Step 2. “Insights” is enabled if “ON” is displayed.

Insight is a sticky note feature which, when enabled, helps the user type their contact number, email address, flight / train number, web link or location with a reminder and automatically convert it in a link.

You can use it for other purposes such as calling the built-in contact, sending an email to that address, monitoring flight / train status, searching for a web link or viewing that location on maps by selecting the link.

How to create a memo on sticky notes

For example, write “Call John at 16:00 on 9/6/2019” or you can also write the number instead of the name.

You can see from the example that the name and time have turned blue. When you click on the time, you will see an "add reminder" screen at the bottom of the note. Click on it and connect to cortona to set the reminder.

You will be notified to call that person at the time and date you prefer.

Add email link, add location, enter web link and flight number.

You can see an example of how to enter an email address and then selecting it displays a box to send an email.

Similarly, you can also add a location and click on it to find it on maps, add a flight number and select it to track the flight via the web browser.

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