Monday, July 4, 2022

Everything You Need To Know About Sticky Notes In Windows 10.

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The Sticky Notes app is inbuilt in Windows 10 and is a handy tool for jotting down notes. On Windows 10, here are some tips and tricks about using Sticky Notes.

Forget the pen and paper the next time you need to make a quick note on your computer. You may effortlessly scribble down information with the Windows 10 Sticky Notes app.

Here’s how to utilize Sticky Notes in Windows 10 to pen down your goal and save them for later.

How to access Sticky Notes on Windows 10

For Windows 10 users, Sticky Notes is a built-in software. To access it, use the Windows key or click the Start button and bring up the Start menu bar. Type “sticky notes” into the search box and select the Sticky Notes option that appears. This will start the programme with a single sticky note that is blank.


 Note: Sticky Notes would not stay on top of other apps at the moment. However, you may pin Sticky Notes to the Windows taskbar to quickly access your list of notes or make a new one. Pin to taskbar by right-clicking the Sticky Notes icon in the taskbar and selecting Pin to taskbar.

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Launch the Sticky Notes application.

  1. Tap or press the Start button on Windows 10 and type “Sticky Notes.” Sticky Notes will reopen in the same location where you left them.
  2. To open a note, tap or double-click it in the list of notes.


4. To begin a new note, use Ctrl+N on the keyboard.

5. To close a note, double-click or tap the close icon ( X ).

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Set up an account and sync your sticky notes.

  1. View your list of notes by opening the Sticky Notes app. If only a single note is displayed, click or tap the ellipsis icon (…) in the upper-right corner of the note, followed by Notes list.


2. In the upper right corner of the notes list, click or tap the settings icon.


3. Sign in by tapping or clicking Sign in and entering your Microsoft Account credentials. If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to create one before you can sign in.

4. Continue by tapping or clicking “Continue”

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Create a fresh note.

  1. Sticky Notes should be opened. Sticky Notes will reopen in the same location wherein you left them.
  2. Click or press the plus (+) icon in the top left from the list of notes or from an existing note. To start a new note, use Ctrl+N on the keyboard.
  3. You can fill your note with whatever content you choose. On a touch-enabled device, you can type, draw with your fingertips or stylus, or upload an image.

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Assess your notes

  1. Type a search term into the search box at the top of your list of notes. To search, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F.


2. The list of notes will be filtered to include only those that contain the search term.

3. To clear the search, tap the (X) button or delete the search term.

Keyboard Shortcuts and Formatting Sticky Notes.

The menu bar on your note will dissolve when it is not in focus. When you click a note, a bar at the top appears with some options, as well as formatting tools at the bottom. Standard text settings such as bold and bullet points are among them. You may also add a photo to your notes by using the Images button.

Sticky Notes provides various popular keyboard shortcuts to access these features faster than using the mouse. Sticky Notes supports the following basic text formatting shortcuts:

  • Bold: Ctrl + B
  • Underline: Ctrl + U
  • Italics: Ctrl + I
  • Strikethrough: Ctrl + T
  • Bullet: Ctrl + Shift + L

Windows Sticky Notes can be accessed with other Devices.

Here are a few spots where your sticky notes will be synced.

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  • iPhone OneNote for iPhone displays your sticky notes. Open OneNote, then tap Sticky Notes in the bottom right corner. Install OneNote with Sticky Notes from the iOS App Store.
  • Android smartphone OneNote for Android phones displays your sticky notes. Open OneNote, then tap Sticky Notes in the bottom right corner. Install OneNote with Sticky Notes from the Google Play Store.

With the help of Microsoft Launcher as a custom Home screen for your Android phone, you can also quickly access your sticky notes without using OneNote. Slide from the left edge of the Android Home screen to see your feed, then tap Customize feed to add cards. To add to your feed, scroll down and enable Sticky Notes.

  • Web Sticky notes synchronize with the web as well. They can be viewed at You may need to use your Microsoft account credentials to login in to your favorite browser.
  • Changes to your sticky notes made on other devices will be synchronized with your Outlook notes on the desktop.

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Transfer your sticky notes.

Anyone, including those without a Microsoft account, can view your sticky notes on your iPhone or iPad. Sticky notes can be shared by text messaging, email, or social media on your iPhone or iPad.

Sharing with iPhone

You can pass the note in two ways:

  • Tap the ellipsis icon (…) in the upper right corner of an open note. Select how you wish to distribute the note by tapping Share Note.
  • Slide a note to the right from the list of notes to show note preferences, then tap the Share icon.

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How to delete Sticky Note on Windows 10.

  • There are three ways to erase a sticky note in Windows 10:
  • Right-click or tap and hold a note in the list of notes, then click or tap Delete note.
  • Click or tap the ellipsis icon (…) to the right of a note in the list of notes, then click or tap Delete note.
  • Click or press the ellipsis icon (…) in an open note, then click or tap Delete note.
  • The note is only closed when you click or tap the close button (X), not deleted.

Wrapping Up:

Other than operating sticky notes on Windows 10. You’ll need to download the free OneNote app for Android or iOS to access your notes on the move. To access your notes, sign in with your Microsoft account and then tap the Sticky Notes tab. You can add new notes and edit existing ones just like on the browser and desktop. You’ll also see a Camera icon in the bottom-left corner of a note, which allows you to attach photographs to it.

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Madhuri Verma
Madhuri Verma
Madhuri Verma, a professional content writer at Hawkdive is an MBA in finance and marketing and loves to play badminton in her leisure time.


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