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v8.0a - 16th June 2014
What's new since version 7.1e

New features

  • Images can be inserted into text stickies
  • Stacks for desktop stickies
  • Friendly name hyperlinks
  • Periodic automatic full backups
  • Properties dialog added for all stickies in all categories
  • Screen grab directly to an image sticky
  • Skin browser dialog
  • Stored sticky category icons
  • Image undo levels can be configured
  • Restore from backup
  • 'Solo' a sticky to work with just that one
  • Option to offset screen position of new stickies to prevent overlap
  • New image editing operations: rotate, greyscale, invert, flip, mirror, border, blur, jitter, flood fill, border
  • Configurable tab stops
  • Feature to move data file location
  • Save image stickies as JPG
  • Show recurring parent
  • Default note content files for text and image notes

Changes

  • Stickies is now fully Unicode, supporting all languages throughout
  • Stored stickies retain many more attributes, like create time, position, read only, source
  • New data storage format, RTF split into separate files, settings, options and friends into their own files
  • 'Rescue offscreen' command now also fixes the Manage dialog
  • Manage dialog has been optimised, and so is less 'flickery'
  • Hotkey functionality built into the exe file, the DLL is no longer required
  • Text desktop note contents can be edited in the Manage dialog
  • Hold shift while attaching a sticky to attach it relative to the position of the window
  • Option to disable RTL shortcut keys
  • All tray icons can now be changed
  • Choose a place to create a new store category when storing a sticky
  • 'Set all' checkbox on the Recurring dialog
  • -rescue command line parameter added
  • Defaul text highlight colours made a little less harsh, users can now change them
  • Title items on menus are now bold, not grey
  • All numeric values in Options have spin controls
  • At startup, the stickies.exe path is checked for data files as well as the CWD
  • Maximum size of stickies raised to 614,400
  • Image sticky pen now shrinks to single pixel width
  • All icons changed to include an alpha-channel
  • Shift-context menu key opens the content menu, not the sticky menu
  • Removed: recover dialog
  • Removed: Palm and PPC support
  • Removed: -registry, -recover, -norecover command line parameters
  • Removed: import/export store categories in Manage

Fixes

  • User values (user1/2/3) are now correctly initialised for new notes
  • Bug when moving a note from Stores to Closed to Desktop fixed
  • Sending from a Stored category to the Desktop no longer decrements the count by two
  • After choosing the pen colour, the original input focus is restored
  • Paste buttons on skins can now convert a RTF note to an image note
  • New notes set to appear in the center of the screen now do so correctly
  • WM_QUERYENDSESSION messages handled
  • Fixed English text "Snooze alarm for X minutes" fixed
  • .sti file loading no longer affected by setting an incoming network style
  • On-top setting is no longer lost by using the menu to set another note not-on-top

 


v7.1e - 10th November 2012
What's new since version 7.1d

Changes

  • Windows 8 is now recognised by Stickies so the correct font list is displayed
  • The Stickies installer now puts an icon on the Start screen under Windows 8
  • Maximum text in a sticky raised from 265000 to 614400 characters

Fixes

  • Bug fix ensuring that sticky IDs are kept when control-dragging a sticky to copy it

 


v7.1d - 7th May 2012
What's new since version 7.1c

Changes

  • "stickies.bye" now written at app close as an additional backup
  • When setting all stickies as "Auto Width (left)" or "Auto Width (right)", rolled stickies are now not changed

Fixes

  • Fixed faulty save logic meaning changes to the last text sticky edited might not be saved
  • Possible crash after using the Sleep menu fixed
  • The keypress cursor position is remembered when deleting from the Manage dialog

 


v7.1c - 24th February 2012
What's new since version 7.1b

New features

  • API event: 507 desktop sticky <id>
  • API event: 508 deleted closed sticky <id>
  • API command: get list closed
  • API command: get closed <id> encoded
  • API command: get desktop <id> rtf

Changes

  • Optimised the Attaching code, and also decreased the check frequency back to once a second, reducing CPU usage
  • Input focus in the Sleep dialog changes automatically as you alter options
  • Skin buttons to change the pen width now alter the cursor when you use them
  • Tab stops are removed when rebuilding the search index
  • Menu items in the Manage dialog are disabled when they can't be used
  • The hash character (#) can now be used in searches in the Manage dialog
  • Pressing F5 in the Manage dialog refreshes the view
  • Sizing the tree and list elements in the Manage dialog is now smoother
  • Deleting items in the Manage dialog list will keep the cursor position
  • Storing an image sticky with no title will set the title as the sticky ID instead the title of being blank
  • Bullet indent level fixed at the same for all bullet types

Fixes

  • Crash as Attached stickies appear or disappear fixed
  • Changing what happens in Options when double-clicking the title bar no longer causes note to unroll
  • The default value for user1, user2 and user3 are now set in more places
  • Deleting one stored sticky reduces the total count by one, not two
  • Sleep dialog reporting "That time has already passed" on some systems, fixed
  • Restoring a stored sticky with autowidth set to the desktop better sets the width
  • Sizing the left hand side of a sticky with locked content now works as expected
  • Setting the title of stickies now returns input focus to that note afterwards, when "Clicking one sticky makes all stickies visible" is not checked
  • Custom skin selections are no longer returned to the default skin when clearing the "Enable scrollbars" in Options
  • Crash when an image is resized very small fixed

 


v7.1b - 9th October 2011
What's new since version 7.1a

New features

  • API: added "get snap" command
  • API: "do new encoded" (supersedes "do new sleeping encoded")
  • Pen cursor in an image sticky updates with colour and size
  • NoRTLKeys=1 ini file setting to disable the control+shift RTL toggle keypress

Changes

  • Doesn't quit if it can't create the tray icon
  • Stickies woken permanently have the original ID
  • Sped up window attach check rate to ten times a second
  • Sticky titles altered from "ASticky" to "ASticky: 243978539047"
  • "On top" and "not on top" notes are added to bulk action lists separately
  • Now logs why/how stickies was exited
  • Attached stickies with alarms set will now show for for their alarm when their window is not present
  • Now remembers the last backup directory used
  • No longer restores last selected category in Manage, therefore fixing a "not waking" bug under Windows 7

Fixes

  • No longer always saves data file as app shuts down
  • Fixed problem with sizing Google list columns in Options
  • Font MRU list now actually works, rather than just filling up once and stopping
  • Fixed bug with pen colour skin elements not always updating
  • 'Periodic sync' controls are now disabled on the Networking tab when networking is disabled
  • Can't now choose New Sticky/Category from the File menu in the Manage dialog when recurring is selected
  • Buttons on a skin which disappear when the note loses focus now also take their tooltip with them
  • Setting 'ghost' off when it was already off ended up putting it on
  • API problem with waking recurring stickies with "prevent duplicate" enabled resolved
  • Sharing violation on Stickies load error message path fixed
  • No longer changes a sticky modified date when getting a friends list or updating the sender
  • Only visible notes are added to bulk move/action list
  • Bug with rolling up not refreshing tooltip locations fixed
  • Bug with tooltips for elements dependant on "image" not updating as one becomes an image fixed
  • Bug with elements dependant on focus not redrawing correctly fixed
  • No longer responds to any API commands until app is completely ready for them

 


v7.1a - 13th December 2010
What's new since version 7.0b

New features

  • Text can be dragged/dropped between stickies, and other applications which support text drag/drop
  • Stickies can be set to have a fixed bottom, so they autosize and roll/unroll upwards
  • Skins can now draw on the background of text stickies
  • If an icon named "stickies.ico" is found in the application directory it will be used for the tray icon instead of the default
  • Text formatting copy and apply button, and keyboard shortcuts (alt-f and alt-v)
  • New API command: do netsend <id> address 1.2.3.4
  • New API command: do saveini
  • New tool to draw arrows in image stickies (press 'a' to select it)

Changes

  • Sticky <SOURCE> attribute no longer written to the ini file when not used
  • Debug logging the creation of a sticky now details why it was created
  • Double-clicking a search result item in Manage takes you to that item in the category in which its located
  • The Date: header in SMTP emails now include the timezone
  • Manage dialog status bar gap increased for Windows 7
  • Holding shift as a new sticky is created no longer sets the new sticky as an image sticky
  • The default keyboard shortcut for show/hide all is now win-control-shift-s
  • Added "months" to the "every" section of the Recurrance dialog
  • Luminance slider added to colour selection dialog (only for the default English language)
  • Setting an individual sticky skin will start with the old skin file in the file dialog
  • The requirement for registration for PDA stickies has been removed
  • Browsing for skins from Options now also browses 'ini' file types
  • GDI+ is used to draw smoother lines and circles in image stickies
  • Control-shift-l toggles lock contents
  • "Confirm sticky closure" now also asks when closing empty stickies
  • Friends dialog resized for wide and short screens (only for the default English language)
  • "Close" when right-clicking a Closed sticky in the Manage dialog is now "Delete"
  • Line drawing in image stickies optimised for less flicker
  • Performing a "Save Now" (control-shift-s) shows a tray icon ballon
  • Sticky window Z-order is now maintained
  • Running "stickies.exe -" will launch the app, wait 3 seconds, and then create a new note
  • Alternate mode for colour picker dialog for those having trouble with it
  • Changing the text colour with the mouse wheel as it's being placed now also alters the current pen colour
  • Open the context menu mid-draw will now allow you to complete drawing the item afterwards

Fixes

  • The help file now always opens
  • When performing a bulk "Save As", the first text sticky encountered no longer halts the operation
  • Performing user1/2/3 actions in a skin now update tooltips
  • Bulk saving multiple images now remembers the last image type
  • .sti files are better recognised
  • Debug logging records the sticky id when starting and stopping alarms rather than window id
  • Incoming image network stickies now create the "images" folder if it doesn't already exist
  • Clearing an alarm on a desktop sticky no longer throws a spurious "That time has passed" error
  • Error with a store category not updating and needing a manual refresh when a sticky is stored fixed
  • Choosing a colour in the Manage dialog now sets the previous sticky colour, rather then just being yellow
  • Mouse no longer gets "stuck" when sizing the bars in the Manage dialog
  • Empty stickies will no longer sometimes show a superfluous scrollbar
  • The scroll bar is more accurately drawn when dragging to move position
  • The skin button action to 'Open context menu' now opens the image menu in image stickies
  • A crash when using the registry to specify a path to use for data which didn't exist, fixed
  • New 'Googles' names are no longer corrupted
  • Inserting a checkbox in the Manage dialog no longer moves the cursor to the next line
  • RedoOnTops() no longer called when "stickies are seperate windows" mode is set
  • Style preview font colour is now set, and not always black
  • Changing the title of a sleeping/closed/recurring sticky performance increase
  • Using "stickies.exe -close" now closes the app gracefully

 


v7.0b - 8th November 2009
What's new since version 7.0a

Fixes

  • Rolled stickies are now also hidden at startup when the "Start Stickies with all notes hidden" is checked
  • The menu focus colour is now correct on all versions of Windows
  • "None" hard-coded English word replaced with IDS_NOBULLETS in translations
  • Editing titles in the Manage dialog is now enabled only when it should be
  • Can no longer backup into, and thus over the top of, the main Stickies data directory
  • Crashes eliminated when dragging multiple stickies to a Store category
  • Dragging image stickies from Stored to Sleeping/Recurring no longer loses the image
  • Isn't so greedy about taking shift/control keypresses
  • menu removes when right-clicking the Recurring category in the Manage dialog
  • Fixed sending stickies to a PPC generating three lines of junk, and losing the title

 


v7.0a - 16th October 2009
What's new since version 6.7a

New features

  • Image stickies
  • Unicode titles
  • "Show System windows" checkbox in Attach dialog
  • Attached stickies can be set to only appear if the window is visible (not minimised)
  • "Snap back to transparent" option
  • Sticky ID added to properties
  • 33 new API commands
  • New sticky from clipboard
  • Sleep until / Tomorrow added to Sleep menu
  • PDA keys can now be entered in Stickies
  • Text background highlighting
  • stickies.1wk now written after one week of continuous operation
  • Live preview of setting transparency
  • Control-F now searches text within a sticky
  • Stickies can be moved directly from any category to any other in the Manage dialog
  • Backup function
  • Drop shadows
  • Font name MRU list
  • Sticky colour can be set in the Manage dialog
  • Sticky colour is now shown in the Manage dialog
  • Individual Desktop stickies can be hidden/revealed in the Manage dialog
  • Recovery dialog for when Stickies detects an error with the data file
  • "Ghost" mode for Desktop stickies can be set from the Manage dialog so they're not clickable
  • Individual Stickies can have different skins (alt-s to choose, shift-alt-s to return to default)
  • RTL (right-to-left) default option for new stickies, and left shft+control / right shift+control to set paragraphs
  • New sticky "force title on create" option
  • "Locked stickies are also frozen in place" option
  • "Rolled stickies have an alternate position" option. Hold shift as you toggle rolled to reset
  • Two new global shortcuts, "new sticky from clipboard" and "show manage dialog"
  • New sizing method - hold alt and click near the edge of a text sticky to resize it
  • A sync of Friends can now be set to happen every X minutes

Fixes

  • Tab order fixed on Properties dialog
  • Tab order fixed on Manage dialog
  • Tabbing around the options dialog now works better
  • Stickies complely within, or surrounding others, are now correctly included in bulk operations
  • Bug when unable to store multiple using bulk select fixed - the OK button is no longer grayed out
  • "DLL not found" error better handled
  • Closing an attached and visible sticky now discards the attach information
  • Occasional failure to snap bug fixed
  • Links in the About dialog now open more reliably
  • Editing the wake time of a sleeping sticky now sets the "user" checkboxes correctly
  • Can now add file associations under 64-bit Windows (but still not remove them)
  • Double-control taps to bring up the favourite friend list are now more reliable
  • Storing a sticky using a skin button now works correctly
  • Bulk-storing a number of stickies sets the right title for the sticky clicked
  • Enabling SMTP email without specifying an email address now displays an error
  • Bulk actions now apply to rolled stickies as well
  • Style preview font colour is no longer always black

Changes

  • It's now clearer the window title and class can be edited in the Attach dialog
  • sstore.ini can no longer be imported
  • Colour picker dialog improved
  • "Default height for text" is disabled when scrollbars are disabled
  • Version of Stickies written into data file
  • "Open Friends dialog" has moved from Control-F to Control-Shift-F
  • F2 edits the sticky title
  • The default for dragging from stored to desktop is now move, not copy
  • The last selected category in the Manage dialog is now stored
  • Manage dialog can now be maximised
  • Sleep for > 6 added
  • Trying to sleep or set an alarm in the past now displays an informative message
  • Alarm borders now fade instead of flashing
  • The return code form file:// links is now added to the debug log
  • Windows 7 is now recognised
  • Added "Sender:" and "Date:" SMTP headers
  • Best available Windows file open/save dialog is now used
  • Rolled Up / Unrolled menu items
  • Right-click menu item in Manage to edit properties of sleeping/recurring/attached
  • Command line options:
    • -close
    • -shc:on
    • -shc:off
    • -recover
    • -norecover
  • Options dialog rearranged and some text updated for better use of screen, and to keep similar options together. Styles dialog integrated into the Options dialog, and an "Apply now" button added for skin preview
  • Alt-r toggles rolled mode
  • Alt-c inserts a checkbox
  • Number of selected stickies displayed when performing bulk operations
  • Triple-clicking a line now also selected the CR at the end of the line
  • The -hidden command line option is now an checkbox in options
  • Arial font changed to "Arial Unicode MS" in font list
  • Closing the application appears to happen faster
  • No application restart required to change the "Clicking one sticky makes all stickies visible" option
  • Closing a sticky doesn't bring forward another when the "Clicking one sticky makes all stickies visible" option is unchecked
  • The text area no longer shows when a sticky using a skin with the "rolled height" larger than the "top gap" is rolled up
  • The large text at the top of the About dialog uses a better font
  • Stickies can now be sized from the top edge and corners
  • Can no longer set a style and then immediately open it by holding shift
  • Control-s is now "Save As"
  • Exporting to CSV from the Manage dialog now writes a heading row
  • The default skin title grab area is wider to also cover the "Attached" indicator
  • Unique ID written to the data file
  • The .sti file format has altered and is not backwards compatible

 


v6.7a - 25th August 2008
What's new since version 6.5a

New features

  • Bulk commands - apply most actions to multiple stickies at a time by shift-right-clicking a sticky title bar
  • RTL UI support
  • Colour 'previews' in font modify menus
  • Advanced RTL=1 RTL reading order support
  • Advanced API 'ghost' sticky support
  • Advanced DontFadeToTransparent=1 ini file setting to stickies return to transparent immediately on losing focus
  • Advanced 'userstring1' per-sticky custom attribute set through the API
  • Advanced 'hidden' attribute for desktop stickies, accessible through the API
  • New API commands, see the API command reference for details
Fixes
  • Restoring a sticky from Stored when it was stored with 'classic' sizing mode on, when Stickies is now in 'scrollbars' sizing mode no longer creates a zero height sticky
  • Single-clicking the tray icon no longer prevents the Manage dialog getting refreshed
  • API command "do new sticky" now returns the correct sticky ID in its reply
  • Snap-sizing with a snap value which is not set to 2 works ok
  • Can no longer change style in a read-only sticky
  • Can no longer insert a date into a read-only sticky
  • Can no longer "format for reply" a read-only sticky
  • Alarming red/yellow border is now square to the sticky
  • Fonts with names longer than ten characters now accepted
  • Skins which do not use a bitmap at all no longer throw an error when loaded
  • Rescue offscreen now works correctly for multi-monitor setups when the primary monitor is not in the top-left of the virtual screen
  • Skin button actions to set specific bullets styles now work
  • Checkboxes fixed to work with non-1252 locales (eg Greek, Cyrillic, Turkish, Hebrew)
  • Non-1252 locale (eg Greek, Cyrillic, Turkish, Hebrew) character set support in list boxes in Manage list, Attach list and Google list areas
  • '\\gsx\mp3s' paths now work ok
  • Bulk selecting picks up those entirely within, or entirely outside the clicked sticky
Changes
  • When a sticky is control-drag copied, the unique id stays with copy 'left behind'
  • Much improved response time when changing a title in the Manage dialog when the Stored category is selected
  • Revealed secret stickies now show the received time, not the revealed time
  • Removed the "Desktop >" menu
  • Woken sleeping stickies maintain their original create time rather than changing the create time to the wake time
  • Applying any style now also changes paragraph line spacing to 'single'
  • Creation and Modified dates use the format "08/06/08 22:58" rather than "22:58, 8th June 08"
  • Double-clicking a link writes a log entry when the logging level is set to 'Debug'
  • Last modification date now available to skin and API
  • v5 skins supported

 


v6.5a - 16th January 2008
What's new since version 6.0c

New features

  • API to allow integration with other applications
  • Skin language v4 supported (scrollbars, alpha drawing, suggested default style)
  • Typing [ followed by ] gives you a checkbox which can be double-clicked to alter its state
  • Several buttons will repeat if the mouse button is held down (scroll up, scroll down, page up, page down, dimension conditions)
  • A new GPO setting to log all network stickies to the server, for administrative monitoring
  • Wildcards are now available for use with window classes when attaching
  • Alt-space brings up the text context menu
  • Advanced AttachShowSystemWindows=1 ini file setting to control whether additional windows are shown in the attach dialog
  • Advanced AllowTransparentBackgrounds=1 ini file setting to control whether stickies colour can be set to the region colour
Fixes
  • Some context-sensitive help was not opening correctly on the General options tab
  • Attaching using a wildcard was not working correctly
  • Storing an empty sticky no longer generates an error
  • Warning about using a skin with regions is now displayed correctly pre-Windows 2000
  • Stickies set to Autowidth near the right of the screen will now load back in their correct positions
  • Context-sensitive help is now set correctly for the Change Title dialog, after other similar dialogs have been displayed
  • Autowidth stickies now size the correct side as they're loaded
  • Skin button action "attach" now works
  • Tooltips are only created for buttons which have a conditional display when that condition is met
  • Attached stickies can now be rolled up
  • Sleeping for values larger than 99 would only sleep for 99 of that amount
  • MAPI usage under Vista will no longer crash Stickies
  • Double-clicking words inbetween two <<file://>> elements now works
  • Crash caused by restoring a closed sticky when it's only just been modified fixed
  • Crash when "Bring all stickies to front when one is clicked" is off, "Confirm closure" is on, and user clicks delete multiple times fixed
  • Searching for terms in the Manage dialog which contain [ or ] no longer causes a problem
  • Chinese IME drop menu "Candidate words" no longer closed mid-selection
  • Copying a stored sticky within categories now copies the text of the sticky as well
  • Starting a drag and drop in Manage, moving over the categories, and then not dropping onto a category no longer causes the category list selection to get "stuck"
  • Crash when opening a context-menu search term from the Manage dialog fixed
  • Pasting non-Western characters, and text from Office 2007 into a sticky works better
  • Sizing the sticky by the bottom-right corner will no longer snap to a zero width or height
  • Sizing the sticky by the bottom-left corner will no longer "disappear" the sticky when snapping is disabled
Changes
  • Stickies brought back from store have a create date of when they were restored, not Jan 1970
  • Tab order on the Sleep/Alarm dialog improved
  • Blank stickies which have a title are now closed rather than deleted
  • Single-clicking the task-tray icon while the Manage dialog is showing search results is much faster
  • Context-sensitive help tooltips now use 8pt Tahoma, so non-Western characters can be displayed
  • Improved handling of URL launching when a <<file://name with a space.dat>> is present on a sticky
  • Exporting categories in the Manage dialog currently does so as plain text, not as RTF
  • "Green" on the Font menu is now green rather than lime
  • Font colour menu items text is now set to that colour
  • Styles and Skin dialog skin preview improved - no more odd colours around it
  • "Recurring" icon altered in Manage dialog to be less similar to the "Sleeping" icon
  • The code which puts a sticky on the screen rewritten from scratch
  • The "Double-clicking the title bar:" option now does only what it says, and doesn't also prevent skins from rolling

 


v6.0c - 7th May 2007
What's new since version 6.0b

Fixes

  • Rolled-up stickies were not remembering their width when Stickies was restarted

 


v6.0b - 9th March 2007
What's new since version 6.0a

Fixes

  • Bug meaning locked stickies can be change after being unrolled fixed
  • Recurring stickies now have the correct create date, not a copy of the original
  • "Don't duplicate" was only intermittantly working depending on on-top status at sleep time
  • Pressing alt-enter with the Friends top item selected no longer causes a crash
  • Close button mouseover now drawn correctly
  • Unrolling a sticky using a skin which doesn't support rolling would cause it to disappear until Stickies was restarted
  • stickies.exe - now obeys the default settings for a new sticky
  • Creating any new sticky no longer forces on the desktop "set drop shadow" setting
  • Some keyboard accelerators added to the task-tray menu for the default English
  • Minimum height wasn't being adhered to at sticky create time with some skins
  • Tooltips are now always set correctly at Stickies start time with a non-default skin set
Changes
  • "Unlock/lock" action available on skins
  • Can now snap to other stickies when shift-bulk-moving
  • Left-click to place the cursor at a specific location, and then press <shift> and click at a different location to select the text in-between
  • Setting an alarm into the past removes it
  • Single-item right-click menu pops up on snoozing for clarity
  • Save As style guesses at a font style and colour now rather than copying the default style font
  • Message-ID now written into the headers for SMTP mails
This is a bugfix release for v6


v6.0a - 22nd January 2007
What's new since version 5.2b

New features

  • Skins capability vastly improved - which means the border option in styles has gone, replaced by the new skin language. You now single-click to toggle on-top, can have a separate title and source for a sticky (and display them in two different places), posted mode has been removed, as has the "Draw title bar text with a transparent background" option, as this is now set on a per-skin basis
  • Manage dialog - this is the old Stickies Store application built into Stickies, and which replaces the "Restore closed" and "Wake sleeping" dialogs. It is now a place to get an overview of all your stickies.
  • Locked mode for stickies, meaning their contents cannot be changed
  • Option for whether clicking on one sticky also brings the others to the front - either all are brought forward, or just the one you clicked
  • Holding shift as you drag a sticky also moves any which overlap it, or are snapped to it
  • Stickies can be attached to a window - they only appear on the desktop only when that application is active. That way, you can have a sticky which appears when you go to a web site, open a document, or browse to a folder on your computer, and then disappears again when you leave that place
  • Recurring stickies can be set with start and end times for the recurrence - so that you can specify for example a sticky every two hours between 9am and 5pm on Friday, or one which recurs on weekdays until the end of the month
  • Active Directory Group Policy Object support - skin, network and email settings can be enforced centrally for those running Microsoft Windows Server. This will likely be used by network administrators
  • Three user booleans added. Each can be on or off, and that state is saved, and transmitted over the network. Combined with the new skin language, this brings a new degree of customisation to Stickies
  • Hold shift while copying to copy as plain text, similar to the current paste as plain text when pasting holding shift
  • Extra text menus to change the font, size, style or case of the selected text
  • Customisable Search Engine menu items to search for the selected text with Google, or other search engines of your choice
  • Send to "Specific" address on the "Send To" menu - to send to a one-off email address, IP address or hostname
  • Option to prevent multiple recurring stickies being opened - if you already have one instance of a recurring sticky on screen then no more will open until you move, change or close the first one
  • New stickies can be brought up in the middle of the primary monitor, the middle of the virtual screen (for those with multiple monitors) or a specific screen position
  • When editing friends on the Stickies Server, you can also set the new list as your friends as you click OK
  • Set all... menu added to task-tray menu, permitting all stickies to be rolled/unrolled/on-top/not on-top/locked/unlocked at once
  • The Save As command now supports RTF, as well as the existing .sti and .txt file formats
  • The alarm snooze time can be altered from the default of 5 minutes
  • "Trigger alarm on wake" option added to the Sleep and Recur dialogs
  • Holding control and rolling the mouse wheel sizes sticky text up and down
  • The running time is saved, and displayed on the About dialog
  • The directory being used to store all Stickies data is displayed in the About dialog

Changes

  • The "This machine uses multiple monitors" option has been removed - Stickies works this out for itself now (max 32 monitors)
  • "Transmit to..." is now "Send To"
  • You no longer need networking turned on in order to open .sti files
  • The ini file format has altered to support the new sticky attributes, and to be more extensible and forward compatible in the future
  • Stickies snap to the sides of all monitors and taskbars, for those with multiple monitors
  • PPC Stickies now requires shareware registration as PalmOS Stickies always has done
  • The maximum character limit for a sticky raised from 32,768 characters to 262,144 characters
  • For Windows 2000 upwards, the new-style file open and save dialogs (with the Places bar) are now used
  • Opening a URL no longer re-uses a browser window, but opens a new one
  • Rolled-up stickies can't have their contents changed in any way, to avoid accidental modification
  • Control-m now opens the Manage dialog. The multiple send dialog shortcut keypress has changed to shift-control-m
  • Dragging one or more files into a sticky creates clickable links (<<file://filename.ext>>). Holding shift as you drop inserts just the filenames (filename.ext) as it used to prior to v6
  • A backup file named "stickies.24h" is written once every 24 hours of operation
  • The default initial setting is for networking to be disabled
  • Paragraphs may now be marked by standard bullets, a numbered list or a lettered list
  • File associations are now made at the current user level rather than local machine
  • The task-tray tooltip text has been altered from "Stickies v6.0a" to just "Stickies" - removing the version information
  • When all stickies are hidden, a single left click on the task tray icon will unhide them all
  • The key for changing the snapping mode on the fly has changed from shift to alt
  • You no longer need to hold shift to drag a friend into a group in the friends dialog, it's the default behaviour.
  • Titles persist when stickies are sent over the network
  • When a sticky has been set to auto width (control-w or double-clicking a side), it remembers which side needs altering when the sticky text size is changed
  • Sticky creation times are stored as a time and date, rather than a string, meaning system date format changes are reflected in Stickies.
  • The Sleep dialog has a "Sleep until alarm time" checkbox so that the sticky will disappear until the alarm sounds
  • Attaching a .sti file to SMTP emails is now optional
  • Many more log file entries are written when when the setting is Debug
  • Added some keyboard accelerators (the underlined things on dialogs)

Fixes

  • The "\r" character now delimits a URL on a sticky correctly
  • Context help for the "Play Sound on Sticky Wake" option fixed
  • Bug with the right hand side of the sticky being sized incorrectly when sizing the left hand side of the sticky when it's up against the right hand side of the screen fixed
  • "All Files(*.*)" in the Open File dialog called up from options tab 2 changed to "All Files (*.*)"
  • 24 hour time system setting now honoured in Sleep dialog
  • Ontop works ok under Windows XP SP2 now
  • The control-e keyboard shortcut obeys the "Use transfer file" checkbox
  • Having DNS turned on no longer incorrectly makes a "Sticky received" noise when a sticky from the local machine is received
  • Resource leak in ZSticky::DeleteToolTips() removed
  • More reliable at recreating the task-bar icon when Explorer crashes (when Stickies is notified of a crash, it waits two seconds before re-adding it)
  • Putting paths to files in << double-angle brackets >> so that double-clicking them works
  • Title/content bug on the task-tray Stickies > menu fixed
  • When receiving a network sticky sent by sticky.exe having the Preview Contents in task-tray balloon selected meant no balloon appeared at all
  • The Delete button in the Friends dialog now has a context-help tip
  • When daylight savings time started or ended, recurring stickies ended up an hour out of sync (the code added 24 hours to go forward a day, when it sometimes needs to add 23 or 25 hours)
  • Stickies with more then 4096 characters now save correctly, instead of introducing junk characters every 4096 characters
  • Saving an individual sticky as type *.* will now save as plain text, and with the filename you entered
  • The extra blank page of paper which gets generated when you print a sticky no longer appears
  • Email address detection is improved - strings must contain only one @, not at the start of the string, and a period after the @

 


v5.2b - 29th March 2006
What's new since version 5.2a

Changes

  • Stickies backup file stickies.bak is saved at one hour intervals, starting with one hour after Stickies has been started. In the event of data loss in the main file, the user has up to an hour to recover data from the backup.
  • The Stickies data file is only written at computer shutdown/log off if there are any unsaved changes, rather than always being saved at this comparatively busy time.
  • If the stickies.ini file is found to be less than 10 bytes in size at startup, and the backup file is found to be larger than 10 bytes, the backup will be loaded instead of the main data file. A message is displayed which will be improved for the next full release.
This release is concerned with making the Stickies data file more stable.


v5.2a - 6th August 2005
What's new since version 5.1a

New features

  • Alt-enter in the friends dialog opens the properties of a friend
  • ed2k:// paths accepted for double-clicking in a sticky
  • Alternate SMTP server ports are now possible: "servername:port", eg "mail.company.com:2525"
  • The sleep dialog remembers the last used values used
Fixes
  • Will now "Close on send" when sending to just one favourite friend
  • All shortcut sleep values on the sleep menu now behave themselves
  • Options for "Ask" and "Always send mail" now work correctly from everywhere
  • Stickies now set as transparent correctly at startup
  • Single black pixel in top-left of mail sent (envelope) icon removed
  • Calling up the friend edit box in the Friends dialog clears the type-to-search buffer
  • Able to book out friends lists from the server without requiring :52673 on the end of the server address
  • Uses localised "(local)" string when setting a default title when not using English
  • "Show preview of sticky text in balloon" now correctly set when Networking is off
  • "Associate .sti files with Stickies" box correctly updated following an error modifying the registry
  • Always-On-Top correctly set at startup when stickies "woke" while app wasn't running
Changes
  • Server password dialog is now centered to desktop, not to the sticky
  • Error text when Stickies can't read its data file updated
  • Windows Vista beta 1 directory paths now set, so that data is stored in the profile rather than with the executable
This release is mainly concerned with bug removal, and making Stickies more stable. It adds a few useful new features however. It's hoped this will be the final minor release before v6 of Stickies.


v5.1a - 16th May 2005
What's new since version 5.0a

New features

  • Much-requested cascading sleep values menu
  • Now able to use colons and semicolons in sticky titles
  • The five boxes in which you type a path will autocomplete from filesystem
  • Spaces can be represented in URLs with the %20 encoding (link to "c:\program files" with "file://c:\program%20files")
  • 12/24 hour format preference now taken from Windows, and if the Windows date format changes, Stickies changes straight away rather than needing a restart
  • Right-clicking a sticky which is alarming (sounding/jiggling/flashing) causes it to snooze the alarm for five minutes
  • Works with Stickies Server v2 (available at a future date)
Fixes
  • No longer crashes when clicking buttons in styles dialog with nothing selected in the list
  • A number of issues when working with custom network ports (not 52673) identified and removed
  • Non-English month names will now be used when the OS is English but the locale is not
  • Won't crash when trying PPC import on a machine without ActiveSync installed
  • Won't log that networking was stopped unless it actually was
  • Option dialog no longer complains if you enter negative numbers for snapping
  • Holding shift correctly toggles snapping while sizing
  • Text resizing when sizing left-hand side when left-hand side stays snapped to position bug fixed
  • Problem saving friends groups with multi-level group comedown fixed (never affected any user AFAIK)
  • Control-Shift-D labelling error on task tray menu corrected
  • Semicolons in titles no longer mess with sleeping stickies
  • Favourite friend menu will now appear if email is on but networking is off
  • Stickies jiggling with an alarm have their correct location saved, not their jiggled position
  • Those with a German keyboard layout can now type a backslash (Alt Gr and the key next to 0)
  • Setting a style which uses transparency when stickies are opaque while editing now will keep the sticky opaque until you move away from it
  • Printing under W98
  • Using the "Close on send" option with multiple recipients no longer causes a crash
  • The "-hidden" command line option works now
  • Control-Windows-s (reveal secret stickies) also removes any tray icon balloon showing
Changes
  • Stickies now works under Windows 98 with no additional installs required
  • Control-g changed to be "sleep until tomorrow" (Go away!), and opening log file is now control-shift-g
  • The bottom border of a sticky can be used to call up right-click menu again
  • More informative error logging performed when failing to connect to an SMTP server
  • Deleting sleeping stickies honours the "Ask before deleting" option
  • Starting Stickies Store from the right-click menu will try 5 times at 1 second intervals before giving up
  • Sleeping and closing stickies is logged to file when Debug level is set
  • More robust internal structure implemented
This release is mainly concerned with bug removal, and making Stickies more stable. It adds a few useful new features however.


v5.0a - 21st October 2004
What's new since version 4.5b

New features

  • Rich Text support:
    • Multiple text styles in a sticky (colour, size, underlining, bold, italic, strikethrough)
    • Left/Centre/Right aligned paragraphs
    • Bullets
    • Multiple (100) level undo
  • Text from some applications and shortcuts from IE can be dragged and dropped into stickies
  • Transparent stickies fade from opaque when no longer being edited
  • Typing into the friends list will search it for a name
  • Holding control when moving a sticky copies it
  • PalmOS support
  • Stickies snap to each other and the side of the screen
  • Printing now asks which printer to use
  • MAPI mail client support
  • Registry path to set stickies.ini position
  • Transparent background title text
  • Port numbers now supported in server address and friends addresses, and an option to change default port added to options
  • Applying a style when some text is selected only applies it to that text
  • Store Sticky menu item always present when Store has been found, and selecting it will run Store if it's not found running
  • X-Mailer: line added to outgoing SMTP mails
  • Errors while working with files are now reported to either the Message Box or log level 3
  • Control-/ gives some information on the current sticky - number of lines and characters
  • Favourite friend groups
  • Option to put the current date/time into the title when you open a new sticky
  • Balloon on receipt of a secret sticky (W2K/XP only)
  • More monthly recurrence options, and recurrence every x minutes/hours
  • Alarms
  • Control-[ and control-] keypresses also reduce and enlarge the selected text size
  • Sample sticky in Style dialog shows sample title text
Fixes
  • Memory leak removed
  • WM_ENDSESSION message sent when Windows exits now handled
  • Restored stickies display icon correctly
  • Can now store stickies at the very top and left hand sides of the screen
  • Show source on title bar now works as it ought - titles are always displayed
  • Fixed bug when tick got left on right hand side when changing sticky vertical height whilst it was showing
  • "About Stickies" menu item reports actual program version, not resource file version
  • ftp:// addresses containing an @ are now recognised as ftp addresses rather than email addresses
  • Default style name now appears in the correct language
  • Changed style names are now saved when sticky properties buttons are clicked
  • Recovered stickies now appear as the original sticky, rather than separated into elements
  • If the stickies.ini file is locked at startup, Stickies will no longer just continue and overwrite it, but query the user
  • Stickies waking with no alarm set will no longer sound one just because another sleeping one has one set
  • Long date format is now properly interpreted and displayed in Friends dialog and stickies title bar for all nationalities
  • Setting a sticky as transparent when the "Make transparent stickies opaque when editing them" option is checked now means the sticky stays opaque until you move focus from it
Changes
  • Control-b is now toggle bold, not toggle border (which is now control-shift-b)
  • Changed opaque slider in options to a checkbox
  • Changed networking protocol; COL= and RTF= added, FORM= and TEXT= removed
  • RichEdit20A text box instead of CEdit - Win98SE now required
  • Font for title text taken from Windows caption bar
  • Stickies' titles now used in stickies lists where they exist, rather than the top line of text
  • The long date format used for sticky creation date and friends sync date is now taken from Windows regional settings
  • When setting a title for a sticky without one, the default text is the first line of the sticky
  • Default font now 10 point Verdana
  • Check mark to display network/email send success displays for five seconds, not three
  • Moved "About" menu item so that New Sticky is at the top
  • Blank stickies show up as "< blank >" on the task-tray icon sticky list
This release adds a number of new features - most notably the Rich Text support, snapping, MAPI support and alarms. There are a couple of long standing potential weaknesses with saving the ini file resolved as well.

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