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I have Windows 7 and wanted a post-it note type system with the possibility of an alarm, cos I'm not great at writing reminders in a diary or agenda, let alone remembering to look at them. I found 7 Sticky Notes, which would appear to do the job admirably.
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Re: Post-it notes for your computer

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Sticky works fine, but you can get calendar on Windows 7

https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-get- ... windows-7/

Depends on what you want.

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I thought these were all implemented as gadgets - that were pulled from Windows 7 as a security issue:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... scontinued

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I'm sure you're right. I use Sticky on W10 with no problem and can't understand why anybody wouldn't upgrade to W10 if they can.

Then again who cares what I think :D

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Spectre wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:58 pm
I ... can't understand why anybody wouldn't upgrade to W10 if they can.
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But it is broke, it's not supported anymore.

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It still works on my laptop, as I imagine it does for many other people.
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You know that the idea for post-it notes was originally formed by an inventor in the 18th century. Its just that he had nothing to jot his ideas on...

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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:32 pm
It still works on my laptop, as I imagine it does for many other people.
And if I have a car that works but has no effective brakes....................
There is a good reason it is no longer supported. It has so many security flaws that you could well be the source of half the world's spam, DNS attacks, trojan infections and worse. Well perhaps not you alone. I would guess that there are others like you as you suggest.

This is the C19 equivalent of saying I don't need a mask because I have hairs up my nose to filter out viruses.

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Spectre wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:12 pm
But it is broke, it's not supported anymore.
Who gives a sh*t about support from Microsoft? I know of many IT wise people who switched off "updates" years ago and never have any bother. The only reason to upgrade ( :lol: ) to W10 is for a few more visual bells and whistles that nobody really needs. And for this you lose control of so many functions and let Microsoft observe and store everything you do on your own PC and keep it available for the NSA and others to inspect and collate. And a few of the "updates" force fed to W10 users caused problems that required a further "update" to patch the patch. :lol: Had you not noticed the strongarm tactics MS used to get you to move up to W10? At one point they even did it automatically without consent. This caused a lot of legal action against them until they halted the practice. Beyond that they have pressurised chip manufacturers to stop producing processors that can be used on earlier MS operating systems, making it much more difficult to avoid falling into the planned obsolescence trap. Of course there are other options. If you want another learning curve go for one of the many Linux systems. Or take out a second mortgage and go with an Apple product.
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