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Discover a Sticky note's creation and modification dates Apps
When a note in Stickies is collapsed (double-click on its title bar or type Command-M), you can hover the mouse on the title bar to see a tooltip appear that shows the Sticky's creation and modification dates. For some reason, this doesn't work when the Sticky is expanded.

[robg adds: In my testing, this worked just fine when the Sticky was expanded -- just hover over some portion of the title bar, and you'll see the creation and modification info pop-up. Nifty trick.]
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Discover a Sticky note's creation and modification dates
Authored by: kyngchaos on Sep 13, '07 09:31:13AM

For me it works hovering over ANY part of the sticky. And I find it extremely annoying, since it stays and usually covers up much of the note instead of disappearing after a short time.

It will only go away when I start typing or move the mouse off the note (so, after clicking a note to bring it to front, I have to move the mouse off the note to read it).



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Discover a Sticky note's creation and modification dates
Authored by: superg on Sep 14, '07 03:19:29PM

ditto. i have the same behavior as you. im using 10.4.10, fwiw.



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Discover a Sticky note's creation and modification dates
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 13, '07 10:18:43AM

My experience is identical to the OP's. Only works for minimized notes.



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Authored by: figz on Sep 14, '07 10:03:36AM

It's interesting that there are 3 different reports. I wonder if we're all using different versions of Stickies.



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Discover a Sticky note's creation and modification dates
Authored by: Zali on Sep 15, '07 01:47:58AM
I'm running Mac OS v10.4.10 and Stickies v5.1.0.

On one of my Stickies, I can hover on the closed title bar, or anywhere on the open Stickie (including the title bar), in order to display the creation/modification dates. And yes, I have to move the mouse cursor off of that open Stickie to make the date info disappear.

On my other five Stickies, I can only produce the creation/modification dates by hovering over the closed title bar. When those Stickies are open, nothing appears.

Searching Stickies Help using the term 'date', I found this:

Showing when a sticky note was created and last edited

Stickies stores information about each sticky note you created, including the dates it was created and most recently modified.

Position the pointer over the sticky note.

In a few seconds, the note's file information appears.

The five uncooperative Stickies were all created between 11/04 and 9/06. The cooperative Stickie was created last week. Therefore, I'm hypothesizing that older Stickies created under Panther and/or earlier versions of Tiger (and/or earlier versions of Stickies) display the date info only when hovering on the closed title bar. Stickies created using more recent versions of Tiger (and/or Stickies) display the date info when hovering anywhere, as advertised. (I didn't switch to Tiger until early '07, btw.)

Creating a new test Stickie I find that, yes, the date info shows up when I hover anywhere on that open or closed note, too.

Perhaps someone else who has old Stickie notes but is running the latest versions of the Mac OS and Stickies program can confirm these hovering distinctions.

Good tip, in any case, and useful comments. Thanks!

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Discover a Sticky note's creation and modification dates
Authored by: Zali on Sep 15, '07 02:22:25AM

P.S. By "closed" I meant "minimized," of course.



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Discover a Sticky note's creation and modification dates
Authored by: Anidel on Sep 17, '07 12:46:31AM

I can confirm your findings. My stickie notes behave the exact same way.

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Anidel



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