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« Thread started on: Apr 20th, 2017, 05:50am »

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At my age, I need lots of stickies. So it would be nice to have some kind of "pause" feature, to be used when people are sitting beside me at my laptop.

No Stickies would be presented during the pause period - except for a single Stickie that pops up after a user-specified interval, with the title "All Stickies paused". (I would need such a feature, otherwise I would have no Stickies until after the next reboot.)

This single Stickie can be either dismissed using the standard "X", or repaused for the same interval. Maybe with an "R" beside the "X"). Dismissing the "Pause" Stickie automatically unpauses all Stickies.

I suggest adding "Pause" to the right-click menu in the system tray. I personally don't need an "Unpause" option, if it reduces developer time. I can wait <20 minutes and then dismiss the Pause Stickie.

Provide a feature to specify the "pause interval". I suggest a simple addition to the "Preferences", so that the user-specified value applies each time that "Pause" is selected (rather than specifying the interval each time "Pause" is selected from the right-click menu). If it reduces developer time, then a default, persistent option of 20 minutes would suit me.

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« Reply #1 on: Apr 20th, 2017, 2:35pm »

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Does the hotkey hideall/show not do what you are looking for ?

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« Reply #2 on: Apr 24th, 2017, 12:44pm »

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on Apr 20th, 2017, 2:35pm, eef wrote:
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Does the hotkey hideall/show not do what you are looking for ?
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Thanks for your response.

The hot keys work, but they lack the vital feature - I need something to remind me that Stickies are inactive, as I mentioned in my OP:

on Apr 20th, 2017, 05:50am, OldGrantonian wrote:
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I would need such a feature, otherwise I would have no Stickies until after the next reboot.
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Because of my poor memory, I need an automated "nag" to remind me to reactivate the Stickies.

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« Reply #3 on: Apr 27th, 2017, 05:43am »

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I need an automated "nag" to remind me to reactivate the Stickies



While changing stickies code to include the feature with the pause (but still sending a recurrent remind sticky) is not an easy task, having a notification every x minutes that stickies is down is just a few lines of code.
You could exit stickies and be reminded to start it again and be save of recurring stickies for a time smiley
It takes less than a minute to "cook" as an utility ,maybe Tom Revell can add it to the likes of caffeine (for those with long sticky memories...)

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« Reply #4 on: May 1st, 2017, 03:23am »

on Apr 27th, 2017, 05:43am, eef wrote:
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You could exit stickies and be reminded to start it again

It takes less than a minute to "cook" as an utility ,maybe Tom Revell can add it to the likes of caffeine
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That sounds exactly what I'm looking for smiley

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