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« Thread started on: Jan 16th, 2017, 6:00pm »

I want to start using stickies as alarms/reminders, but after I set the alarm, the sticky is still showing on the desktop. I want it to hide until the alarm goes off.


  • Sleep - I can set the sticky to sleep, but sleeping works on a time schedule (rather than just set it to sleep indefinitely, I have to choose a time for it to reappear). It seems like Sleep is just like Alarm, except without the attention grabbing effects.
  • In older versions of Stickies, I could send a sticky to the "manager" where it would disappear from my desktop but be saved.
  • I know there's a way to hide all stickies, but I just want to hide the sticky that has an alarm.


How do you guys use alarms?

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 17th, 2017, 11:28am »

hi,
I use alarms with my stickies a lot - if I don't want to see the stickie until the alarm goes off, I add it to a stack - when the alarm happens the stickie pops out smiley
hope that helps
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 17th, 2017, 4:22pm »

You can still send the sticky to the store, but that will discard any alarm or sleep you've set on it.

If you want a recurring alarm, try setting a recurring sleeping sticky, and set it to sound an alarm when it wakes up?

Myself, I use recurring stickies to remind me to perform routine tasks every day, and I set an alarm on a note when it's really important that I notice it straight away.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 29th, 2017, 4:04pm »

When I right-click on a sticky and chose "Alarm" I must always click on "Sleep until alarm sounds" in order to hide the sticky.
Isn'it possible to have this selection always activated?
(May be giving this choice in Options)
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 30th, 2017, 3:28pm »

What about if you do it the other way around - send the note to sleep, and set it to alarm when it wakes up? Those check boxes can have defaults set smiley

Does that do what you're looking for?

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 2nd, 2017, 02:16am »

Sorry, I don't understand.
I really don't need any sound alarm.
I just want the sticky to disappear immediately and reappear at the time set.
If I don't check "Sleep until alarm sounds" the sticky remains visible and fills my already crowded screen..
IMHO it doesn't have sense to keep the sticky on screen if I set an alarm or sleep time.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 2nd, 2017, 06:38am »

Troglo, what you're asking for cannot be done with the Alarm function. The box for "Sleep until alarm sounds" will have to be checked every time. So that's a feature request for inclusion in Options, to keep the box checked for the Alarm function.

Tom is referring to the "Sleep" function. In the right-click menu underneath "Alarm", you'll see "Sleep". If you put your pointer on "Sleep", you'll see a drop down menu. Try that out. The sticky vanishes immediately and there is no box to check. Also try out the functions "Recurring" and "Custom" at the bottom of the Sleep menu.

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 3rd, 2017, 3:45pm »

I very well know the "Sleep" function and I am using it 90% of time.
Only sometimes I have to use the *Alarm" function when I want to be reminded at a specific time.
I try to avoid the "Sleep/Custom" function as it seems to require more clicks although it does not (calculating also the click on "Sleep until alarm sounds")
I would welcome the possibility to check permanently this box in Options.
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 3rd, 2017, 6:02pm »

I'm just confused why Sleep has a time parameter at all. What would work great for me:

* Sleep - Sends sticky to sleep, hiding it from the screen/desktop entirely. Must be opened via Manage Stickies to show again.

* Alarm - Hides sticky until designated time to popup and alert user.

* Reminder - A sticky that stays on the screen, and alerts the user at a designated time.

I think that most people who want an "alarm" are really using it as an event/task reminder, and usually don't need it visible on the screen (taking up screen real estate). We only need to set it once, forget it, and have it popup at the time we've set.

Of course, that's just how I'd want it. I realize how much work it is to change things, and having one user suggest something doesn't warrant that much work to change a feature. I love Stickies and admire you Tom, just thought I'd mention this as an interesting conversation, not trying to complain smiley
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