How do you delete stickies?

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

  1. spoccka macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2010
    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. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Click the little box in the upper left hand corner.
  3. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
  4. lostwithamac macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2011
    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?



    Ok, I have got it now - I have to right click!
    Problem solved.
  5. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
    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

    tobytaylor macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2012
    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. HappyJoe macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2009
    ...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. Fritzie macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2014
    Command W, then . . .

    Command W and then you get a dialog box: "Are you sure you want to discard this Stickies note?"
  9. PandaBearSam macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2014
    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. SPiNY macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2014
    Deleting Stickies

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

    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. tyleryew8088 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2015
    How to deleted stickies

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    hi guys i also facing a problem like this..have solution..please help..!!
  12. KWinklerYGS macrumors newbie


    Sep 5, 2015
    Lancaster PA
    I'm on Macbook Pro. On OS X Yosemite. I have been using stickie notes for about a year and currently have about 50 of them. I cannot delete these notes. I've tried top left/doublearrow/"Don'tSave" and the note disappears but when I close out "Stickies" and re-open the note is there still. Does ANYONE have an answer/remedy?

    I've also tried Command W, just another way to get to the same "Don't Save" button. I'd love to rid myself and my desktop of these Stickie Notes. Anyone?
  13. jamebridge macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2015
  14. Hecuba macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2017
    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2017 ---
    thanks so much

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