Stickies, as the name suggests, is an application readily available on your Mac to let you stick your thoughts – in a form of small notes – on your Desktop.
Stickies reside inside Applications → Stickies.
Not only limited to making notes, but with Stickies you can also perform several tricks, such as embedding picture, scrolling down notes, making stickies translucent, and many other tricks.
Upon continuing reading this article, you will see several tricks for using Mac Stickies.
Embed Picture on Stickies
To embed picture on your Stickies:
- Find your image file
- Drag and drop it into your stickies pane
- Adjust its position with Spacebar / Tab
- The picture is not resizable
Changing Stickies Color
You have several color selections for your Stickies background: Yellow, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple and Gray. To change your Stickies background to one of these colors:
- Go to Stickies menubar
- Click on Color
- Choose Your Preferred Color
However, it’s too troublesome if everytime I need to go there to change my Stickies background color. Therefore, I customize the shortcuts and make it so much easier for me to change the background color.
Here is how I customize the Stickies color shortcuts:
- Open System Preferences
- Select Keyboard & Mouse and go under Keyboard Shortcuts section
- Click on the [+] button near the bottom of the pane
- Upon seeing the pop up menu, select Stickies as application, choose menu title from one of the six different colors and assign keyboard shortcut to each of them
You don’t need to relaunch Stickies for the changes to take effect.
To make Stickies looks even cooler, you can make it translucent by using keystrokes Command-Option-T.
Trigger Floating Mode: Command-Option-F
Floating Stickies is the type of Stickies that will always float on top of other windows. This is particularly useful if you have a really important notes, like reading UsingMac in a daily basis.
If you have more than one Stickies open at a time, keyboard shortcut Command-[~] can help you switch to other Stickies – it rotates through all Stickies.
Creating Stickies’ List
List is always welcomed by most people. To insert list into your Stickies, press down Option-Tab and you will see a bullet appear on your Stickies.
Save Your Stickies
Unlike other types of documents, save button is not provided for Stickies. In order to save the stickies you’ve just created, you need to:
- Close the Stickies (Command-W)
- Upon seeing the dialog box, choose Save&hellip
- Select your destination and you’re set
Get Stickies Info
Last but not least, you can always get the info of your Stickies by using your mouse to hover on the Stickies pane for a short duration.
Here we’ve reached the end of this article. I hope this article can be useful to you. If you’ve any question or feedback regarding to this article, please feel free to drop a comment. Thanks.