9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2013 9:06 PM by hayshaker
hayshaker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have put sticky notes on the dashboard and now they have disapeared. How do I get them back?

  • 1. Re: Dashboard
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Triple-click the line below to select it:

    ~/Library/Preferences/widget-com.apple.widget.stickies.plist

    Right-click or control-click the highlighted line and select

    Services Reveal

    from the contextual menu.* A Finder window should open with an item selected. Restore the selected item from a backup that precedes the unwanted change. Log out and log back in.

    *If you don't see the contextual menu item, copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C). In the Finder, select

    Go Go to Folder...

    from the menu bar, paste into the box that opens (command-V). You won't see what you pasted because a line break is included. Press return.

  • 2. Re: Dashboard
    hayshaker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not Having any luck with this

  • 3. Re: Dashboard
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Meaning that you couldn't do it, or you did it and it didn't work?

  • 4. Re: Dashboard
    hayshaker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the help, but I cant seem to get it done. I guess I dont understand what you want me to do. I can get part way thru it and then i get lost.

  • 5. Re: Dashboard
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Let's break it down into steps. The first step is to select a line of text in your web browser or mail client. You do that by triple-clicking. Triple-clicking is like double-clicking, but you click three times quickly instead of two times. Can you do that?

  • 6. Re: Dashboard
    hayshaker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yep

  • 7. Re: Dashboard
    hayshaker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I get to the part were you say to restore the selscted item from abackup that precedes an unwanted Change????

      Dont what that means

  • 8. Re: Dashboard
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    If you don't have a backup, you can't restore the file. Without backups, you'll eventually lose all your data.

  • 9. Re: Dashboard
    hayshaker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok Thanks for your help. Iguess Ive lost all those sticky notes I had on the dashboard. Better not do that again. Have to write every thing down like the old days.