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Windows 7: Sticky Notes on Windows 7

31 Mar 2009   #1
thenext8seconds

Windows 7, of course.
 
 
Sticky Notes on Windows 7

Is there any way to change the font? All I can do is change the background color....


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31 Mar 2009   #2
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thenext8seconds View Post
Is there any way to change the font? All I can do is change the background color....
No. It's designed primarily for touchscreens to write with the stylus on the note so the font is superfluous.

You can, as a workaround, paste preformatted text from a web page or something like Wordpad and it will retain that formatting.
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31 Mar 2009   #3
Jaqie

Windows 7 Beta (and others, multiboot)
 
 

I have used stickies for ages... it works in win7 and is IMO much better then the win7 postit app.

Yes, it allows font changes, along with many other things.
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27 Oct 2009   #4
xxlollipoplilxx

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah you just have to use word or something and you can just type a letter for example "i" and then copy and paste onto your sticky note then you can delete the "i" and the font is still changed.
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27 Oct 2009   #5
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I use a free gadget called "Large Notes" that works great and you can change colors and fonts and size of the sticky notes and save more than one note. It's much better than the native win 7 app, imo. It's a modified version of the original vista gadget. Very light & simple, nothing fancy, but does exactly what I need, no more, no less.
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27 Oct 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thenext8seconds View Post
Is there any way to change the font? All I can do is change the background color....
Helllo,

Yes, you sure can.

Sticky Notes - Change Text Format

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Mar 2010   #7
PuddinPie

win7
 
 

Quote:
Sticky Notes - Change Text Format

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Actually Shawn, it doesn't help. What the poster above wanted, and I want as well, is to change the font itself. What you did was post a link on how to affect the font. While that can be useful, it isn't what all of us really need, which is to change that default font to something more readable.

Again, I appreciate your work to post your link, but I have to say that Microsoft really dropped the ball on this one. To be able to change the background color, but not the font? I can't see why MS wouldn't allow us to do that. It seems like a trivially easy thing to do.

At any rate, I'm going to do as other posters have said and use a third party app. Or maybe just go back to firing up notepad when I need a quick note. Notepad, by the way, DOES let you change fonts!
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14 Apr 2010   #8
pulstay

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thenext8seconds View Post
Is there any way to change the font? All I can do is change the background color....
Helllo,

Yes, you sure can.

Sticky Notes - Change Text Format

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hey Shawn,

Thanks for the link! I was ok with the font, just wanted it to be a bit smaller. The "tips" you pointed me to, provided me the information to do just that.

Thanks again!
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15 Apr 2010   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Pulstay, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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15 Apr 2010   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The default font for sticky notes is Segoe Print. If you don't use this font, delete it from your system, after that sticky notes will use MS Sans Serif as the default font.
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