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Windows 7: Changing Sticky Notes default font

26 Jun 2012   #21
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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That is a good solution nice find.


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01 May 2014   #22
dskimmer

Windows 8.1 enterprise 64bit
 
 
Easiest way to change the font.

The easiest way to change the font is to copy all of your text and past it into word. Change the font, to which ever you like in word and then past and copy it back into your sticky.
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09 Mar 2015   #23
alphaecho1

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Easier way!

If you guys want a super quick fix, simply delete the above mentioned hard to read .... font, and it will automatically default to arial No one uses that font anyway!

hope this helps!
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08 May 2015   #24
jtyler

Windows 7
 
 

What I did was I went into my Microsoft WORD program, and chose the font I wanted (Verdana), then I made it bold in WORD. I copied that word ("Sticky Notes") and pasted it onto my sticky note on the desktop. That worked. I use the same sticky note (which can be elongated by dragging the lower right-hand corner down or wider), and delete things on the sticky note as they get done, or I add a new line on the same sticky note when I need to add something to get done. In all cases, the same font that I chose in WORD stays intact. You can even choose to color the fonts if you like in WORD...which I did for just the headline. It is in VERDANA, BOLD and Red. No other thing worked for me. Couldn't delete the original font...could not find Windows NT in my registry, so I finally figured out what WOULD work. John Tyler


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14 Mar 2016   #25
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozis View Post
I do the modification on my W7 x86 and it works well.
Now i tried to do the same on W7 Ultimate 64bit and there is a complete different situation.

The File "StikyNot.exe.mui" is not located in WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\en-US\ (for me de-DE, because Im on German W7)

In W7 it is only located in
c:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-stickynotes.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_de-de_ad8e988c6b87813d\StikyNot.exe.mui

I do the same Font Type replacement but in Notes I see still "Segoe Print" as Font.
Is there any solution for 64bit?
Hi, not sure if this is still an issue, but I've noticed that when searching my x64 builds for mui's, they don't always seem to be where you'd expect them...

Do you have any multi-build options (so you can mount the C: drive in question, and investigate)?

I would first manually check...
Go to Explorer, ensure (folder options, from tools menu) show hidden files and don't hide protected OS files (don't think affects, but PointOfConsideration, if visibillity issues persist)...

I use the search tool Everything

screenshot shows the results found for taskmgr.exe. E: is another build that was mounted (you can keep disconnected drives indexed, as well as perform lightning fast searches using all kinds of smartsyntax), and you'll notice there's no finds @ system32\en-us

Search tip: (View) Group by type, then sort alphabetically
(alt&v then c to collapse all groups)

Finally, always copy the resource file (e.g. to c:\temp), then modify, then replace...

I'm not sure when you need to rebuild, but if you're replacing a label (startmenu text) or a contextmenu, you might need to run mcbuilder (admin cmd). And don't run sfc after any changes!!

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