Note Magic - Sticky Notes Companion
Note Magic allows you to hide the taskbar button for Microsoft© Sticky Notes, recovering precious space for other applications.
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This small utility allows you to not only remove the taskbar button for Sticky Notes but, also to prevent Aero Peek and Flip3D from hiding your notes. This lets you use the Show Desktop button (on the right end of the Windows 7 taskbar) to peek on your notes!The program can also poll for new notes so that they are excluded from Aero Peek and Flip3D when found. In addition, the context menu for the program's system tray icon will allow you to easily bring all of your notes to the top for quick viewing, as well as let you manually hide or show the Sticky Notes taskbar button. Note Magic can also launch Sticky Notes if it's not already running. Note Magic will even let you add a new, blank, note to the desktop right from the Note Magic context menu.
The options window for Note Magic is available from either the context menu or a quick double-click on the system tray icon, itself. Note Magic can also work in a 'Set it and forget it' mode by use of a few command line switches. With the proper switch combination Note Magic can quickly run, removing the Sticky Notes taskbar button and excluding any open note windows from both Aero Peek and Flip3D, and then close itself; polling for new note windows will not work in this mode, however.
Note Magic even gives you the ability to individually peek on your Sticky Notes using the power of Aero Peek!
Transferring your settings to a new pc and don't want to lose your Sticky Notes? Note Magic makes it easy to backup and restore your Sticky Notes. If you have WinRAR installed Note Magic will allow you to archive your Sticky Notes backup as a rar archive!
Note Magic is compatible with Microsoft© Windows 7, 32 bit and 64 bit editions.
You can download Note Magic and install it for a free 15 day test drive. When the trial period is over, Note Magic will simply go into 'Free' mode and several features will become disabled - most notable, the command line switches and preventing Aero Peek and Flip3D from hiding note windows.
Once you've licensed Note Magic it's yours forever. Your purchased version will not expire and you will receive all updates for free!
To use the command line switches with Note Magic you'll need to either modify the desktop shortcut or create a new shortcut for the application. Once you've created your shortcut, right-click on it and then click on the 'Properties' menu entry. Once the Properties dialog comes up you'll want to modify the 'Target'. At the end of the existing path you can append your desired switches to run in 'Set it and forget it' mode.
If you want Note Magic to run at startup, in 'Set it and forget it' mode, you'll need to put your new shortcut in the Startup folder.
The path to the Startup folder should be similar to:
Available command line switches are as follows:
- /sc - This switch is the basic 'Set & Close' switch. Note Magic will open, remove the Sticky Notes taskbar button and close itself.
- /p - This switch must be used in conjunction with the /sc switch. Note Magic will open, remove the Sticky Notes taskbar button, prevent Aero Peek from hiding existing note windows and then close itself.
- /pf - This switch must be used in conjunction with the /sc switch. Note Magic will open, remove the Sticky Notes taskbar button and prevent both Aero Peek and Flip3D from hiding existing note windows and then close itself.
I had originally written this utility for myself and it has proven to work really well. It has never crashed and has always performed its job in the manner that I had programmed it. I present it here, to you, because I find it an indispensible companion for Microsoft© Sticky Notes on Windows 7 and if you're a Sticky Notes fan I'm sure you'll agree that this is the best utility to do what it does.