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Remove the Stickies default notes Apps
Are you annoyed by the three default notes that pop up if you don't have any open Stickies when you launch the application? These three default notes come up even if you close them (which deletes typical Stickies notes) and get a little bothersome after a while.

They're easy to remove (and just as easy to restore!). If you'd like Stickies to just come up with a simple blank note if it doesn't have any active content, here's what to do.

First, quit Stickies if it happens to be running. Then, in the Finder, control click on Stickies in the Applications folder. Select "Show Package Contents" from the pop-up menu. When this new window opens, navigate to Contents -> Resources -> English.lproj. Drag the file called "StickiesDefaultDatabase" out of that window and put it somewhere safe - I keep a folder of 'hacked source' files in my Documents folder for future use. Close the package window(s) you've opened.

Now when you launch Stickies with no active notes, you'll just get one blank note. If you ever want the default notes back, just reverse the above instructions - drag the file back into the English.lproj folder.

International users should substitute the correct "language.lproj" for "English.lproj"; it looks like it should work the same way.
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