How do you delete stickies?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by spoccka, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Click the little box in the upper left hand corner.
     
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    tkermit

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    EDIT: never mind... too slow :)
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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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
     
  6. tobytaylor, Apr 25, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012

    macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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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?"
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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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
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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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
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    How to deleted stickies

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    hi guys i also facing a problem like this..have solution..please help..!!
     

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