Using Sticky Notes

2.1. Showing and Hiding Sticky Notes

To hide all your notes, either click on the desktop, or right-click the Sticky Notes applet and choose Hide Notes.

To show all your notes, click the Sticky Notes applet.

2.2. Creating a Sticky Note

Figure 2creating a new sticky note

You can create a sticky note by right-clicking on the sticky note icon and selecting New Note, or by double-clicking the applet.

Creating a note causes all hidden notes to be shown.

2.3. Locking and Unlocking Sticky Notes

You can lock or unlock all sticky notes at the same time, or you can lock or unlock individual sticky notes. Locking a sticky note prevents you from accidentally changing the contents of the note.

To Lock or Unlock All Sticky Notes
Figure 3Right Clicking on the Icon

To lock all sticky notes so that the notes cannot be edited, choose Lock Notes from the icon right-click menu so that there is a check mark next to it. To unlock all sticky notes, choose Lock Notes from the icon right-click menu again so that there is not a check mark next to it.

Note that all panel applications have the Lock to Panel item in the right-click menu, which locks the position of the panel application on the panel. Do not confuse this with the Lock Notes item.

To Lock or Unlock Individual Sticky Notes

To lock an individual sticky note, right-click on the title of the note, then choose Lock Note from the popup menu. To unlock an individual note, right-click on the title of the note, then choose Lock Note from the popup menu again. You can also toggle the lock/unlock state of a sticky note by clicking the lock button in the top left corner of the sticky note.

2.4. Deleting Sticky Notes

You can delete all sticky notes at the same time, or you can delete individual sticky notes.

To Delete All Sticky Notes

To delete all sticky notes, choose Delete Notes from the icon right-click menu. A confirmation dialog will appear; click on the Delete All button to confirm the deletion.

To Delete Individual Sticky Notes

To delete an individual sticky note, right-click on the title of the note, then choose Delete Note from the popup menu. You can also delete a sticky note by clicking the x in the top right corner.