post it's glued to desktop?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thenewguy, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. thenewguy macrumors regular

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    hi guys.

    im looking for a way to have post-it-like things on my desktop that will not dissapear when I engage expose to show the desktop. any ideas?

    thanks
     
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  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Yeah they move along with everything else on the screen but it does not disappear.

    *I'm not even sure that is allowed because the whole point of expose is to move the clutter.


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  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, what about Stickies the app? Like in your Application folder? Not the widget. Would that work? :eek:
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i think there's a way to make widgets stay on the desktop, but not sure if they would disappear also....
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    One thing that works, but it's a hassle:

    • Find a desktop pic you like, save it somewhere.
    • Open Stickies, add/edit notes
    • In Dock Preferences, hide the Dock
    • Open the desktop pick in QuickTime, set it to "Loop", go Full Screen.
    • Apple-Tab to put Stickies on top.
    • Take a screenshot.
    • Set that as your desktop.
    • Turn Dock Hiding back to where you had it, if you keep it visible.
    You'll need to repeat whenever you change notes. But this will survive Exposé.
     
  8. thenewguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL - man that is creative.

    is there really no way for something (im talking in general now) to be glued to the desktop? it seems like that would be a very useful feature, especially in expose.

    harumph.
     
  9. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    put your dashboard in developer mode, it will let you drag widgets to your desktop. just use the sticky widget, it wont move with expose'

    but it will aslo stay on top of all your windows no matter what!
     
  10. angldu5t macrumors newbie

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    This thread is two years old, but I just figured out how to keep stickies glued to the desktop. They will not cover other windows even when clicked on, and will not move with Expose.

    I am using Stickies, and a program called Afloat.
    Afloat is a program that allows you to manipulate windows (transparency, resizing, etc.) Not to turn this into an ad for Afloat, but since switching from PC to Mac (and a smaller screen) it's the best thing I've found for easily manipulating windows, especially when a lot of them are open. Unfortunately, Afloat is only written for cloud programs, but hey, I still love it!

    After installing Afloat, go to Stickies, select the target post-it. Select "Adjust effects" from the "Windows" menu. Another menu will pop up. Next to "Keep this window:" select "Pinned to desktop." Voila.


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