Stuck on Yellow Stickies

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Maxintosh5, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Maxintosh5, Jul 29, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    Besides the delayed sleep-to-wake issue, I have one other nuisance I'm looking to resolve. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.

    After a restart, or quitting and rebooting the dashboard process, my stickies revert to yellow, even if the checkbox, under i, is any other color.

    Is there a preference file I can edit to fix this? Thanks again.

    For the curious, since ML, I'm having the typical, minor issues--laggy ui, sleep-to-wake issue, reading list slow to expand and contract, and dashboard issues.

    rMBP 2.6/16/512

    Thank you!
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    I don't have any problem with stickies staying at the color I select. However, this might help...

    In Stickies > Color in the menu bar > select color > then Note in the menu bar > check "Use as default". Worth a try, anyway.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    I'm sorry; I don't follow you here. Where are these steps located?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2012
    I am using the latest Mountain Lion 10.8 on a Retina Macbook Pro

    I am also having this issues with the Stickies Dashboard Widget. Every time the widget is refreshed or the machine is restarted, the stickies color reverts to the default yellow.

    Steps to Reproduce:

    1. Add stickies widget to Dashbokard.
    2. Click the " i " button in the lower righthand corner of the widget.
    3. Change the Paper Color to any non-default color. i.e. green
    4. Click Done.
    5. Refresh the widget (Command + R) or restart the computer to reload Dashboard.

    Expected Results:

    The widget should simply reload as it were before. All previous settings and appearances should remain the same after restart.

    Actual Results:

    The Stickies Paper Color will incorrectly display as the default Yellow while the widget settings has the correct Paper Color selected.


    This issue did not occur in 10.7.

    Currently, I do not have a solution to this problem.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    I'm having this issue as well. Has anyone come upon a resolution?
  6. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    This bugs me as well. Any help would be welcome.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    Decided to call Applecare about this issue. The first person I spoke wasn't familiar with this and searched online. He actually come across this thread and another one the official Apple forums. He said he would inform the engineers about the problem. But that's all I got for now.
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    Unfortunately, nothing much has changed since I first posted.

    The UI still lags, unless I hide the dock, sleep-to-wake is still slow and stalls until the cursor appears, and shut-down times are about 15 seconds, compared to instant-on/off with Lion.

    Most importantly, the stickies are still stubborn, yellow and irksome.

    I have spoken with a very helpful Apple senior engineer and have sent multiple data captures to him/them. I am awaiting more information and will hopefully update you guys soon.

    Thanks again.

  9. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007
    Abilene TX
    I'm having this problem too. They'll probably fix it in 10.8.2
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    Was in an Apple Store for a Genius Appointment to resolve another issue as well. They found that an rMBP in the store also had this stickies issue.
  11. macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2013
    same problem!

    I have the same problem!!! Is there a solution yet?
  12. macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2013
    I had the same problem.
    It was expected that this problem will be fixed in 10.8.3, but it was not fixed.
    So, I solved the problem by creating a patch for it.

    Apply the following patch to "/Library/Widgets/Stickies.wdgt/Stickies.js" at your own risk:p.

    --- Stickies.js.orig 2012-09-06 18:39:48.000000000 +0900
    +++ Stickies.js 2013-05-23 15:43:47.000000000 +0900
    @@ -55,7 +55,10 @@
    if (getDevicePixelRatio() > 1)
    $("check").src = "Images/check@2x.png";
    - $("frontImg").src = "Images/yellow@2x.png";
    + // fix bgcolor bug on retina display.
    + if ($("frontImg").src.indexOf("@2x.png") < 0) {
    + $("frontImg").src = $("frontImg").src.replace(".png", "@2x.png");
    + }
    $("dont").src = "Images/notallowed@2x.png";
    $("backImg").src = "Images/backside@2x.png";
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2013
    Can this cause problem with future official update or with maverick?
    Or any known official fix?
  15. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    A furture update would replace the .js file so there should be no issues from having applied the patch. However, I would be careful applying the patch to Mavericks - make sure you save the original file if you try and apply the patch. And only apply the patch if the file looks the same in Maverocks and of course only if it is still needed.
  16. macrumors regular

    May 17, 2013
    does it still have no solution to fix it :(
    i'm experienced this bug on Mavericks as well :(
  17. macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2014
    Solved Stickies note color problem by maaru

    Thanks to maruu, he solved the issue! :) :) :)

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