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If you are like me and find yourself changing the default font for every Stickies note that you make, you can change the defaults used for new notes. Control-click on the Stickies application in the Finder and choose Show Package Contents. Go to Contents -> Resources and edit the defaultSettings.plist file, using the Property List Editor (part of the Xcode Developer Tools package).

[robg adds: The settings you can modify include font (FontName and FontSize), note size (ViewHeight and ViewWidth), and color (ColourIndex, with 0 = yellow, 1 = blue, etc. as shown in Stickies' Color menu). The final variable is WindowFlags, which controls the window's appearance: 0 is a standard sticky note, 1 is a minimized (title bar only) note, and 2 is a floating note. (I couldn't find a way to make a window translucent by default.) On my machine at least, this plist file isn't binary, so you could also edit it with TextEdit or any other pure text editor. As always when modifying an application, make a backup first, just in case something bad happens.]
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And here's the Mac-like-way:
Authored by: tr on Aug 31, '06 07:59:01AM

Create a new note.
Change the font, color, size etc. to whatever you want.
Then go to Note > Use as default.

That's it! There's really no need to edit plist-files manually.

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doesn't work with font color tho...
Authored by: iwasnevy on Jan 08, '07 08:24:08PM

I tried that once, and it saves all the formatting settings EXCEPT for font color. I prefer blue, and I wish I could find a way to make the font blue by default.

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Change Stickies default new note settings
Authored by: superpantoufle on Aug 31, '06 08:22:24AM

And the same applies to making a note translucent by default:
Note > translucent and then Note > Apply by default (or whatever it is in english. Sorry, my system is in french).

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Change Stickies default new note settings
Authored by: zpjet on Aug 31, '06 09:23:30AM

um, it's fourth topic in Stickies Help:

Creating a default sticky note template

If you typically use particular formatting options for your sticky notes (such as a favorite note color, note size, and font), you can create a default template that is used each time you create a new sticky note.

1. Prepare a sticky note that contains the formatting options you want to use as a standard part of the template. To change the appearance of text in a sticky note, choose different fonts and sizes from the Font menu.

2. Choose Note > Use as Default.

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Change Stickies default new note settings
Authored by: robg on Aug 31, '06 04:20:25PM

Sorry everyone, asleep at the switch this morning. I blame the four-month-old and the 2am wakeup calls :)


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Change Stickies default new note settings
Authored by: ebc1985 on Jul 04, '07 04:53:24AM

put a "6" in for the "windows flag"... it will remove the "funky toolbar line" that makes the stickies look like part of windows... and make them translucent...

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