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Old Sep 14, 2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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How do you delete stickies?

I've had my Macbook Pro now for a while, running lion and I can't for the life of me figure out how to delete a sticky from the desktop. The 'delete' function only deletes highlighted text.

I'm fairly sure I'm being an idiot, please help me.
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 10:12 AM   #2
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Click the little box in the upper left hand corner.
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 10:13 AM   #3
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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What box at the top left? All I have is an arrow in either top corner, this is for sticky expansion.

Still have no idea how to delete and unwanted sticky.
Any ideas?

Thanks

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Ok, I have got it now - I have to right click!
Problem solved.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 04:12 PM   #5
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This problem arises because now in Lion you can resize any window from all four corners. Just click in the upper left hand corner (it will change to a two headed arrow) and then you will be given box to save or don't save etc
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 12:36 PM   #6
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How do you delete stickies

I had the same problem using OSX 10.6.8. Pressing alt reveals a cross at top left-hand corner. Click on that and away it goes.
Click dashboard and the + will give you the same effect.

Last edited by tobytaylor; Apr 25, 2012 at 03:59 PM. Reason: Realised there was another way to achieve the same result.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 12:37 PM   #7
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...and now for something some people might find unnerving...

A ghostly reminder of how things used to be... Try as I might, right-click on top left didn't work for me... but Control-click did!

Ctrl-click for context menus used to be the precursor to right-click before Apple discovered two-button mice. This is the first time that I have had to resort to it in my 5 years of Mac use. Anybody else heard this call from antiquity?
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Old Jan 31, 2014, 12:49 PM   #8
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Command W, then . . .

Command W and then you get a dialog box: "Are you sure you want to discard this Stickies note?"
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Old Feb 22, 2014, 02:42 PM   #9
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T delete a sticky just hold down the command key and click on the left corner of the stick and it should delete by its self
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 02:24 AM   #10
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Deleting Stickies

I'm new to OSX so learning lots and lots...OSX Lion

Stickies...
Firstly, there are two types of Stickie

1. On the desktop - created through launchpad
2. On the dashboard - Widget created

Both delete with different methods.

1. As previously described click top left
2. Hold down 'option' key and 'x' appears in widget that has mouse pointer over it. ( Works for all widgets
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