Using Sticky Notes

You can use Sticky Notes to write a to-do list, jot down a phone number, or do anything else that you'd use a pad of paper for. You can use Sticky Notes with a tablet pen or a standard keyboard. To write a note using a tablet pen, simply start writing on the note where you want the ink to appear. To type a note, click where you want the text to appear, and then start typing.

Picture of a sticky note
Sticky note
Hiển thị tất cả

To create a new sticky note

  • Open Sticky Notes by tapping the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Sticky Notes, and then tap Sticky Notes in the list of results.

    To create additional notes, click the New Note button.

    You can also open a new note by pressing Ctrl+N.

Tip

  • To resize a note, drag an edge or corner of the note to make it larger or smaller.

To delete a sticky note

When you've finished using a note, you can delete it to clean up your desktop.

  1. Click the Delete Note button.

  2. In the Sticky Notes dialog box, click Yes.

    You can also delete a note by pressing Ctrl+D.

Note

  • Sticky Notes closes if you delete all of your notes. To create a new note, reopen Sticky Notes.

    • Open Sticky Notes by tapping the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Sticky Notes, and then tap Sticky Notes in the list of results.

To change the color of a sticky note

  • Right-click the note that you want to change, and then click a color.

To format text in a sticky note

You can format text, add bullets to make a list, or change the text size by using keyboard shortcuts. Here's how:

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. Use the following keyboard shortcuts to format the text on your note:

    Type of formatting Keyboard shortcut
    Type of formatting

    Bold text

    Keyboard shortcut

    Ctrl+B

    Type of formatting

    Italic text

    Keyboard shortcut

    Ctrl+I

    Type of formatting

    Underlined text

    Keyboard shortcut

    Ctrl+U

    Type of formatting

    Strikethrough

    Keyboard shortcut

    Ctrl+T

    Type of formatting

    Bulleted list

    Keyboard shortcut

    Ctrl+Shift+L

    (Press this keyboard shortcut again to switch to a numbered list.)

    Type of formatting

    Increased text size

    Keyboard shortcut

    Ctrl+Shift+>

    Type of formatting

    Decreased text size

    Keyboard shortcut

    Ctrl+Shift+<