Notes gadget in Windows 7


  • Hello

    I have just installed Windows 7. There is this "Sticky Notes" programme built in, but I miss the "Notes" gadget from Vista (looks like a post-it)!

    Does anybody know if I can download the notes gadget for Windows 7? Alternatively I have found the files that make up the gadget from Vista. Perhaps anybody can convert them to a gadget that will work in Windows 7. The files are here:

    Thanks in advance!
    Monday, April 20, 2009 8:04 AM

All replies

  • i found what u search for in this link :

    i download it and it works in windows 7

    congratulations .....

    Saturday, May 16, 2009 7:52 PM
  • There's also the standalone application called "Sticky Notes" in Windows 7 that allows a little bit more flexibility with what you can do with it.
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 4:20 PM
  •   it seems that there are so much gadgets on the offical web page.
    Sunday, July 05, 2009 3:32 AM
  • Hey there jenor,


    I know how you feel about the look and feel of the NEW 'Windows 7 Sticky Notes'.... and I myself much preferred the look of the older vista sidebar gadget... I have found exactly what you are looking for HERE - ENJOY!

    Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:35 PM
  • Just go to the start button, and in the "search programs and files" box, type "sticky" without the quotes..
    Thursday, September 02, 2010 3:31 PM
  • I finally found a replacement. :) Below is the notes gadget from the Vista sidebar converted into a Windows 7 gadget:

    It's pretty weird that Microsoft replaced the sticky notes gadget from Vista with a less configurable sticky notes application in Windows 7.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:58 AM
  • I found a program that is named SideNotes but after installing it I run into a problem described here on the Gallery items discussions on the Gallery Board
    Sunday, October 17, 2010 5:08 AM
  • Guys, I made a small simple gadget for text editing. You can download and try the installation for it on my website (of course, for free):


    Please, write me your ideas and suggestions about creating of gadgets or software you need =).

    Sunday, November 21, 2010 2:51 PM
  • Downloaded the file and followed the instructions given on the site but the gadget hasnt popped up yet. Any idea why?
    Monday, November 22, 2010 1:56 PM
  • **EDIT wrong forum
    • Proposed as answer by Kasper02 Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:47 PM
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:47 PM
  • Hi,

    Go to and search for Notes. Please note that you should only download and install gadgets from sources you trust.

    Hope this helps.

    Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:19 PM
  • Monday, November 21, 2011 12:42 AM
  • THanks a lot. I am just bewildered why sticky notes are not available for download on Windows website, it is just on behalf of windows to not give sticky notes for free download. Any way thanks 'lanfear'
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:15 PM