5.3. Tray Icon and Taskbar Button
7 Sticky Notes offers two default Windows interaction options: a tray icon and/or a taskbar button. Both of them lets you to show/hide your notes and access 7 Sticky Notes program menu, as showed previously at the 7 Sticky Notes' Menu
topic, and, also, both the tray icon and the taskbar button are optional features of 7 Sticky Notes, which means that you can enable or disable them at the System
section of 7 Sticky Notes options if you want.
Located at the notification area of the taskbar (the clock area), the Tray Icon is by default showed when you first install 7 Sticky Notes, and it offers two interaction methods:
• Right click
: Shows 7 Sticky Notes program menu
• Left click
: Switch notes shown/hidden. As an example, if the notes are hidden, one click at the tray icon shows the notes, and another click hides the notes again.
• Middle click
: Show all notes. If they are not showed, they will be visible, if they are showed, they will be brought in front of all other Windows.
Can't see 7 Sticky Notes Tray icon? Please check this FAQ answer here. Taskbar Button:
The Taskbar Button of 7 Sticky Notes was created to allow Windows' 7 Pin to Taskbar option, as is going to be described in the next topic Pin to Taskbar
, but it also allows other interactions and can be used in any other version of Windows. This option is not enabled by default when 7 Sticky Notes is installed, so you must enable it manually at the System section
of 7 Sticky Notes' options. Each one of the actions that can be performed from the taskbar button are decribed below:
• Right click
: Shows 7 Sticky Notes program menu. The pictures below shows how the program menu is accessed through the taskbar button on Windows XP and on Windows 7:
Windows 7 Taskbar Button Menu
Windows XP Taskbar Button Menu
• Left click
: This action will only work in Windows 7, since it uses the "close" button located at the side of the "7 Sticky Notes!" label:
"Hover Preview" Windows 7 Menu
Takbar Right Click Windows 7 Menu
This function works by clicking on the "close" button ("x" button) of Windows 7 taskbar button, and its behavior will depend whether the option "Use Windows' "close" button to switch hide/show all notes notes
" at the System section
of 7 Sticky Notes' options is enabled or not:
| Enabled: Clicking the close button will switch notes shown/hidden. As an example, if the notes are hidden, one click at the close button shows them, and another click hide the notes again.|
Disabled: Clicking the close button will close 7 Sticky Notes, exactly like if you clicked the "Quit" item from the program menu.
As commented above, if you are using Windows 7, you can "pin" 7 Sticky Notes to the taskbar, and use the taskbar button instead of the tray icon. To see how to pin 7 Sticky Notes, please see the next topic Pin to Taskbar.