4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

Sticky Notes is a cool app known for its quick and user-friendly interface, as well as its auto-save feature. This means that you won’t lose your notes if your PC shuts down unexpectedly. To use the app instantly, you need to add Sticky Notes to your desktop on Windows 10. There are four different ways to do this. You can put the Sticky Notes app shortcut on your desktop or add it to the taskbar for easy access. We’ve also included a tutorial for beginners on how to use Sticky Notes.

Method 1: Create a Desktop Shortcut

When buying a new Windows 10 computer or upgrading from Windows 8, you’ll notice fewer icons on the desktop. To add apps like Sticky Notes, create a desktop shortcut. Here’s how:

1. Minimize all open windows to only show the desktop. Use the “Show desktop” tab at the bottom-right corner if needed.

2. With the desktop showing, open the Start Menu. You can also use the Ctrl + Esc shortcut.

Step 3: Scroll down to the S section. You will find Sticky Notes. Drag the Sticky Notes icon to your desktop.

Step 4: Double-click on the Sicky Notes icon on the desktop to open it.

Method 2: Create a Desktop Shortcut Using Code

If you can’t create a shortcut using the method mentioned above, here’s another way:

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1. Right-click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut.

2. The Create Shortcut screen will open. Copy and paste the following code in the ‘Type the location of the item’ box, then click Next:

C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

Step 3: On the next screen, type a name for your shortcut. Enter Sticky Notes (or any other name you prefer). Click Finish.

4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

Step 4: The shortcut will appear on the desktop. Double-click to open it.

4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

If you dislike the shortcut icon, right-click on it and choose Properties. In the Shortcut tab, go to Change icon and pick a different one.

4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

Method 3: Add Sticky Notes to Taskbar

The most effective way to use Sticky Notes is to place it on the taskbar. To do this, open the Start Menu and search for Sticky Notes. Right-click on it and select More, then choose Pin to taskbar.

4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

Pro Tip: Search for Sticky Notes using the Windows search icon in the taskbar. Right-click on the Sticky Notes icon and select Pin to taskbar.

Once added, click on the icon to open the notes. Right-click on the Sticky Note icon for actions like creating a new note or viewing notes list.

4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

Method 4: Add Individual Sticky Notes to Desktop

The Sticky Notes app displays all the notes. You can pin individual notes to your desktop. To do this, double-click on the note in the Notes list. Once it’s open, click inside the note to activate it. The top of the note will then show a different color. Drag the note using the top edge to your desired location on the desktop. The next time you open Sticky Notes, the note will be in the chosen position.

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4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

Note: You cannot put Sticky Notes over other apps continuously.

Unlike other apps, Sticky Notes opens automatically at startup. The only requirement is to not close the Sticky Notes app when shutting down the computer. This trick also works for Skype, where you don’t need to close the app to open it automatically next time.

Click the add icon in the Sticky Notes list to create a new note. Open multiple notes and switch between them easily. You can relocate the note and change its size by dragging it.

4 Best Ways to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop in Windows 10

You can change the note color and use keyboard shortcuts to control Sticky Notes. Format your notes using the formatting toolbar at the bottom. If you accidentally delete a Sticky Note, learn how to recover it.

Using the cloud sync feature, you can access Sticky Notes on other Windows 10 computers. They are also accessible on other devices such as Android, iPhone, iPad, and even Mac. However, you won’t be able to put them on your screen on other platforms. But if you are looking for something similar, take a look at Google Keep and see how it compares against Sticky Notes.

Next up: Don’t like Sticky Notes? Check out its 5 alternatives that you can use on your Windows 10 computer from the next article.

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