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« Thread started on: Jan 2nd, 2018, 8:45pm »

Running Stickies v 7.1a on an HP Envy notebook using Windows 7.

I must have clicked some key or another because I can no longer use my mouse to scroll through a Stickies note. I could before....NEVER ANY problem with this glorious software which has (along with UK's calendar) become my right arm.

I miss being able to scroll though my notes! undecided I can use the arrow keys but they won't go below the end of the note showing on my computer screen.

Can someone please help? I'd really appreciate it Thanks so much
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 2nd, 2018, 11:23pm »

Try checking the box for "new stickies have scrollbars" in the General tab of Options; perhaps you accidentally unchecked it.

To enable the scrollbar in a particular sticky, right-click the title bar and select scrollbar.

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 3rd, 2018, 11:45am »

Perhaps a simple restart, of either Stickies or your machine will solve it?

If you create an image sticky (new sticky, then control-shift-k), select the pen tool (press p) then does the mouse wheel change the pen cursor? That's a test for whether your mouse wheel events are reaching Stickies at all.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 3rd, 2018, 6:20pm »

Sorry I don't know how to reply to both of you individually:

CYNTHIA - In my version of Stickies (7.1.a) I have the "enable scrollbars" checked off in General tab of Options. When I right-click on a Stickie titlebar I don't have an option to select scrollbar.

TOM - Yes, if I create a new image Stickie, the mouse changes to a pen and I can scribble all over the Stickie just like a pencil.
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 3rd, 2018, 7:51pm »

Right, the right-click option for scroll bar wasn’t available in v7.1a. I wonder whether upgrading to the current version of Stickies might fix the problem. So the scroll bar does not work in any of your notes. How odd. Could it be skin related, I wonder. Perhaps you could email Tom your options.ini file; it’s available in your Stickies data file.

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 3rd, 2018, 7:59pm »

Cynthia,

Yes, I think it's Stickies related.

Now I think I have inadvertently set this as the default style since new notes don't allow scrolling either! ugh.

Also, interestly, my mouse will no longer scroll on any Stickies note on my desktop...which I have IDed as a "friend" so I could sent updated notes from my laptop to my desktop.

I've thought of downloading a newer version. Is there a way I can save all my notes and have them available in the newer version. Is there a data file for notes?

I've searched for an options.ini file....doesn't come up. I do have a stickies.ini file in My Documents folder. Is that the one I could send Tom?

Thanks for your help. Luni
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 3rd, 2018, 8:53pm »

So, are you using the same skin for all your notes? What’s the name of the skin you’re using please? And about how many notes do you have?

Here’s the deal. I was an infant when v7.1a was around. An infant with regard to Stickies that is. I don’t have any vivid memories of that version. Before installing the latest version, I would take a backup. If you click the tray icon, do you see backup? Then I would consult with Tom, here at the forum or by email, before installing v9.0d. And yes, if all goes smoothly, your current notes should be there after the installation is complete. If all doesn’t go smoothly, rescue missions are possible as long as you backed up your data before installing.

To access Stickies data file, click the tray icon and choose “About Stickies”. A box will open showing information about Stickies. A clickable link to the Stickies data file is found at the bottom. Click that link; you’ll know you’re in the data file if you see, among other things, options.ini. You could copy that file and send it to Tom.

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« Reply #7 on: Jan 4th, 2018, 09:46am »

When I click on the link it takes me to <user name> App Data>Roaming>stickes where I have a "stickies.ini" file ...no "options.ini". Is this the file I should send?

After clicking on "About Stickies" it says Name Skin v6.5a (don't know why or if it's supposed to match v7.1a that I'm using.)

I probably have 6-8 Stickies notes on each machine...laptop and desktop. They go back and forth between machines as they are modified/updated.

Also I was thinking.....what about recovering the .ini file (is that the one where all info is stored?) from a backup? If I restore a backup file, wouldn't the "old" format be restored? (Yes, I know I would get old note(s)....but I could probably rebuild them since my last back up was just a day or so ago.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 4th, 2018, 12:42pm »

No options.ini in the data file. OK, I don't know why. Perhaps that was created in a later version of Stickies. Options are a part of stickies.ini.

Only 6-8 notes per machine. So few notes? How great. Here's what I would do - upgrade. First take a backup. I'd also copy all of the stickies data I want preserved into Window 7's WordPad or whatever note pad you have on board. Save that for later in case you lose data when upgrading to Stickies v9.0d. Then just upgrade. Be sure to EXIT Stickies before you upgrade. You'll find the current Stickies download here - http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/download.html

Be prepared for the new look, stacks if you want to try those, a brand new Manage Stickies, and a lot more.

If you absolutely detest the new Stickies, you could write to Tom telling him all about it, and he'd probably send you a download link to a previous version you might like better.

Just ... save your data while you're tinkering around. Good luck! And please let us know how it all turns out.

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« Reply #9 on: Jan 7th, 2018, 10:41am »

You can still download the old versions :
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/support/kb.pl?q=00013

version 7 also has a backup function ( in case of reinstalling) in the traymenu.

To restore from a backup see:

http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/support/kb.pl?q=00010
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 7th, 2018, 12:53pm »

eef,

Thanks so much for these links. I am definitely going to make a note of them....and thanks for the backup link....serves as a good reminder. I should do it as soon as I log out! smiley

Solved the problem by restoring a file from my hard drive backup so I am, once again, a scrolling fool.....and a very happy one at that. smiley
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 7th, 2018, 3:13pm »

eef, thanks for the links to previous versions of Stickies. Very useful!

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« Reply #12 on: Jan 8th, 2018, 02:53am »

Glad it is a happy ending Luni ! 10/10 for having a backup file .


Hi Cynthia ,

As an influential member you could ask Tom to make the Knowledge base more prominent.
I always seen it as the wallflower of this website.....

Maybe a flickering banner like some shady casinos with "Troubleshooting" in neon letters would be nice wink

Greetings ( still using your designs smiley )
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 8th, 2018, 06:05am »

You are influential. You could make specific suggestions under feature requests. I agree. The Knowledgebase has a long reputation as a wallflower, probably helped by its banner link of blue letters on blue background. Perhaps dispensing with the term Knowledgebase and replacing it with Troublshooting might also be helpful.

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« Reply #14 on: Jan 9th, 2018, 3:45pm »

Huh, yes, blue-on-blue isn't useful. I've changed at least that now.

I thought about trying to find a few images to sprinkle into the headers here to draw attention, but I don't know what I'd use for the web site itself. I've pulled the KB search HTML code over though as you can see - maybe that will cause an uptick in the amount of searches I see performed - or instead it will mean more scripts trying to hack it smiley

I think it was v8 for which I pulled options into their own ini file, all to reduce the amount of disk activity which Stickies performs. No need to re-write all the options every time you alter a title, and it also means it's simpler for people to share options with me without including all their data in the event of trouble.

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