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v9.0a - 25th April 2016
What's new since version 8.0c

New features

  • 100% new, rewritten from scratch Manage dialog
    • Modern UI look and feel
    • Preview note contents in list
    • Slide-in tree and properties
    • Lockable search bar
    • New calendar display of upcoming sleeping stickies
    • Sort orders of each category stored individually
    • Encryption for stored text notes. Visit Options to turn this on, and select a password. Then use the low-left corner icon in Manage to lock/unlock encryption. Please don't forget your password - I am not able to help you recover from a forgotten password, your notes will be permanently encrypted!
    • Sort of secret advanced properties editor in Manage. Open Manage, then Properties for a sleeping, recurring or attached sticky, hold shift and double-click the "Properties" area at the top
  • Menu items are larger, new icons for all menu items
  • Monitor high DPI support, including per-monitor DPI
  • Option to have a Taskbar button, which has custom tasks, and an overview of all notes and stacks on screen
  • "Years" are now an option on the right-click / Sleep menus
  • Added dialog to manually set a note size (control-shift-x)
  • Pressing F2 in a stack edit the name
  • Can now select any colour at all for text, not just the predefined sixteen
  • Open Log button added to Advanced options tab
  • Can right-click a stack to create a sticky already in it
  • New API commands:
    • get stack <id> position
    • get stack <id> size
    • set stack <id> position <x>,<y>
    • set desktop <id> size 999x999
    • get desktop <id> altwidth
    • set desktop <id> altwidth 999
    • set desktop <id> altposition <x>,<y>
    • get desktop <id> altposition
    • get option RolledHasAltPosition
    • set option RolledHasAltPosition=1
  • New API events:
    • 511 created stack <id>
    • 512 closed stack <id>
    • 513 stack moved <id> to <x>,<y>
    • 514 stack sized <id> to <w>x<h>
    • 515 backup taken to: <path>
    • 516 stickies is exiting for a restore from: c:\folder
    • 517 desktop sticky (un)rolled <id>
    • 518 options changed

Changes

  • Stickies and Stacks have a new skin
  • Right-click sleep menus include "years"
  • Only TTF fonts can be selected
  • Skin button to play alarm sound now toggles it
  • The scrollbar setting is now per-note, rather than application-wide
  • Bulk-printing notes sends just one document to the printer
  • Stack windows now have unique titles (AStack:xx), as stickies already do (ASticky:xxxxxx)
  • Stack windows obey the "Clicking one sticky brings them all to front" setting
  • The tray icon scales better to high DPI displays
  • Some button validation now performed when using the Search Engine list in Options

Fixes

  • Fix for a crash on restoring
  • Memory leak when creating image stickies fixed
  • Stickies no longer suffers from the Year 2038 problem
  • Crash fixed when stickies was run with store.mdb in the data directory, but not options.ini
  • Non-ANSI month names now work OK in dates
  • Bug fixed with snoozed sticky status not being set to save
  • Bug fixed with new minimum sizes not being applied when switching skins
  • Bug fixed meaning setting "Receive all as secret" no longer sets all incoming notes to by yellow
  • Bug fixed with excess entries in the [properties] table
  • Bug fixed with non-ANSI month names (eg ??????) not showing in long dates
  • Bug fixed with "Load image" skin button discarding text content
  • Bug fixed which meant that scrollbars showed in empty stickies
  • Bug fixed meaning rolled, standing notes would move downwards by themselves
  • Bug fixed with searching for the [ character
  • Bug fixed: 502 API events now report the sticky ID as per the documentation
  • Bug fixed meaning unpacking a stack with a note solo no longer unsolos the rest of the notes
  • No longer responds to API commands during application exit to prevent bad data being returned

 


v8.0c - 8th February 2015
What's new since version 8.0b

New features

  • New API events '509 desktop sticky moved' and '510 desktop sticky sized'

Changes

  • Stickies now uses less CPU if there are no attached notes

Fixes

  • Bug fix which prevented backups from starting until Stickies had run continually for 24 hours
  • Possible fix for occasional crashes when using the Restore function
  • Bug around selecting a colour from the fader changing the shade fixed
  • Bug with sizing stickies and stacks from the bottom snapping too small (including to zero height) fixed
  • Fixed bug with skin 'fixed size' indicator not being refreshed when size mode changed
  • Stack indicators better refreshed when dragging stickies into a stack
  • Searching stored stickies containing a single quote (') character now works

 


v8.0b - 15th September 2014
What's new since version 8.0a

Changes

  • Changing pen colour in image stickies also sets the text colour
  • Performing a data restore now includes and restores more files
  • In the Sleep dialog, the ampersand has been moved back from until to until
  • Creating a DC with "DISPLAY" checked for success to try to avoid a possible crash
  • .sti files are attached to SMTP emails again as in v7, rather than .rtf file
  • Two new API commands: set desktop <id> utext <encoded>, get desktop <id> utext

Fixes

  • Can now send again a note with sticky.exe using a plain text file with carriage returns
  • The option "Prevent duplicate recurring" works again - which was broken in v8.0a
  • "Do To All" actions from the notification area menu no longer affect stacked stickies
  • Changing the shadow border setting in Options no longer hides all stack windows
  • Creating a new store category under an existing category from the "Store this sticky" dialog could create it under a stack tree item, and so "lose" the sticky
  • The option "Use alternate colour selection" no longer has no effect
  • Orphaned content was being created with the option "Keep deleted" set to zero
  • A crash when writing to transfer file (surrounded with "" characters) prevented
  • Calling up the Save dialog in a text sticky no longer leaves all the text selected
  • Having a stack on the screen with the option "Create a new sticky with a single tray icon click" no longer stops input focus reaching the new sticky

 


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 Recurrence 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

 


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