Puzzled About How To Use Sticky Notes In Windows? Try These Simple Steps
It is easy to use sticky notes in a Windows operating system regardless of the version. Microsoft changed the sticky notes app when the company introduced Windows 10. The new app works well with pen input and makes it possible to set reminders and other vital insights. Cortana supports all of these and more. Cortana is a lightweight app that is convenient and the best alternative to the renowned OneNote when it comes to taking quick notes.
How does one launch sticky notes in windows?
The Sticky Notes app comes readily installed with your Windows operating system. Launching the Sticky Notes app is easy, first, click on the Start menu and search for “Sticky Notes.” Once you have found it, click on the shortcut there and you will have launched the app. Once it has been successfully launched, it is at your discretion to decide how to use it.
If you are planning to use the app frequently, you can just right click on the icon and choose “Pin to Taskbar” to place it at your virtual fingertips. An alternative way to launch the sticky notes app if you have a windows device and pen, is through the use of the Windows Ink Workspace.
Just tap or click on the ink icon in the taskbar and choose “Sticky Notes.” If you cannot locate the Windows Ink Workspace button on your personal computer, right click on the task bar and choose “Show Windows Ink Workspace Button.”
This app is easy to use. Once you have successfully launched Sticky Notes 101, a yellow sticky note will appear by default. Type whatever you need to on the note and Windows will automatically save your note for later use. If you need to further create a new note, click on the “+” button or click on the trash button in the top right hand corner to discard a note. If you need to change the color of the note, use the “â€¦” menu button and then choose the color you need from the colored circles displayed. You can resize the note windows, just like any other window, by clicking and dragging from any corner. Another option of moving the note is by touching and dragging the title bar so that the entire note moves. If you have resized your note, it will assume the shape you want and will be saved as you have formatted it to be.
How do you write with a pen or stylus?
If you have a stylus or a pen for your windows device, then you can use either of the two to write or draw directly on the sticky note you are creating. You only need to start a new sticky note and proceed to write or draw whatever you feel like on the note using the stylus or pen. It is necessary to point out that you cannot type and write with both a pen or a stylus on the same note; only one option works for any new sticky note.
Cortana is the perfect virtual assistant to Windows and has all the information you may need concerning sticky notes. The feature that does all these is called “insights” and is automatically enabled. If you are not sure whether insights is still enabled on your machine, click on the “â€¦” menu button and choose the gear-shaped icon that reads settings located at the bottom left corner of any note. Make sure you set the slide to “On” for the the Enable Insights icon if you are ready to use the feature.
If you add text similar to a flight number such as AA7894, the text turns to blue automatically. This feature works for any typed or handwritten text. If you need more details about the now linked text, just click on the blue colored text. For instance, in the case of a flight number, you could track the time that the flight is intended to take off or arrive. Cortana is also integrated into the sticky notes so the Windows 10 virtual assistant can act as a reminder.