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Downloads:

28,854

Downloads of v 10.1.4:

1,158

Last Update:

16 Apr 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Tom Revell

Tags:

stickies postit sticky notes freeware embedded

Stickies

  • 1
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10.1.4 | Updated: 16 Apr 2023

Downloads:

28,854

Downloads of v 10.1.4:

1,158

Software Author(s):

  • Tom Revell

Stickies 10.1.4

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Stickies, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Stickies, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Stickies, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade stickies -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade stickies -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install stickies
  win_chocolatey:
    name: stickies
    version: '10.1.4'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'stickies' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '10.1.4'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller stickies
{
    Name     = "stickies"
    Version  = "10.1.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'stickies':
  ensure   => '10.1.4',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 16 Apr 2023.

Description

Stickies is a PC utility written to try to cut down on the number of yellow notes stuck to the monitor.

Example

Main features

  • Once on screen, notes will remain where placed until closed, even through reboots
  • Stickies appearance can be customised; fonts, colours and buttons may be changed, and styles saved. Notes can be resized.
  • Stickies can store text or images
  • Stickies can be hidden for a certain period, until a specified date and time, or to wake every day, week or month, to act as reminders.
  • Stickies can have alarms set to ensure you notice them at a point you choose
  • International language, Unicode and RTL text support
  • Stickies can snap to each other and to the sides of the screen to keep them neatly lined up
  • Stickies can be attached to an application, web site, document or folder so they only show when it's on screen
  • Stickies can be transferred from one machine to another either over a TCP/IP network connection, or by using an SMTP mail server or MAPI client:
  • Hierarchical friends list, which may be automatically transferred from other friends
  • Stickies works with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
  • Stickies is small and simple, it writes to a database file, and does not alter the registry
  • AD network administrators can use Group Policy to control settings
  • API to allow integration with other applications
  • ...and Stickies is completely free!

tools\chocolateybeforemodify.ps1
if (Get-Process $env:ChocolateyPackageName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
   Stop-Process -Name $env:ChocolateyPackageName -Force
}
tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir   = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$FolderOfPackage = Split-Path -Parent $toolsDir

# Remove old-installer versions
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'stickies*'
if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
   Start-Process -FilePath $key.UninstallString -WindowStyle Hidden
   Remove-Item $key.PSPath -Recurse -Force
} 

# And any newer, "portable" installs 
$Previous = Get-ChildItem $FolderOfPackage -filter "v*" | Where-Object { $_.PSIsContainer }
if ($Previous) {
   $Previous | ForEach-Object { Remove-Item $_.FullName -Recurse -Force }
}

$Installer = Get-ChildItem $toolsDir -Filter '*.exe' |
               Sort-Object -Property LastWriteTime | 
               Select-Object -ExpandProperty FullName -Last 1

$Before = Get-ChildItem $toolsDir
$packageArgs = @{
   packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   fileType       = 'EXE'
   File           = $Installer
   softwareName   = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName*"
   silentArgs     = '-extract'
   validExitCodes = @(0)
}
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
Remove-Item $Installer -ea 0 -force

# Identify new files and move them to own directory
New-Item "$FolderOfPackage\v$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion" -ItemType Directory -Force
$Extracted = Compare-Object -ReferenceObject $before -DifferenceObject (Get-ChildItem $toolsDir) | 
                  Where-Object {$_.sideindicator -eq '=>'} | 
                  Select-Object -ExpandProperty InputObject | 
                  Select-Object -ExpandProperty FullName
foreach ($File in $Extracted) {
   $null = Move-Item $File "$FolderOfPackage\v$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion" -Force
}

# Create a Start Menu item for all users
$SCArgs = @{
   shortcutFilePath = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Stickies.lnk"
   targetPath       = "$FolderOfPackage\v$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion\stickies.exe"
}
Install-ChocolateyShortcut @SCArgs 

# Ignore other included executables
$exes = Get-ChildItem "$FolderOfPackage\v$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion\" -filter *.exe -Exclude 'stickies.exe' -Recurse
foreach ($exe in $exes) {
   $null = New-Item "$($exe.fullname).ignore" -Type file -Force
}
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$StartMenuFolder = Join-Path $env:ProgramData 'Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu'

$StartShortcuts = Get-ChildItem $StartMenuFolder -Filter 'Stickies.lnk' -Recurse

Foreach ($Shortcut in $StartShortcuts) {
   Remove-Item $Shortcut.fullname -Force
}
tools\stickies_setup_10_1d.exe
md5: 430F550294602C7AD9506EBC15DD0F69 | sha1: E03C23FC8F362CCC521FEDA63331C78B3744893F | sha256: AC2AF052CC05BAA75ABC12631F9BB3B8B08996D94059C70015DD46A47CF1B913 | sha512: E819ECC5130D21D76DACCE5EFF196BFA8C0A74A43460D7A0797D6A269FF8DFE5DED9B9C8BC167A9C01F31B5B27B932FDB93B60FF9A833B2B69B0B48266BED029
legal\LICENSE.txt
Stickies is freeware. You may use this software on any number of computers for as 
long as you like, and you don�t have to pay a penny. There are no crippled 
features for registered users only, no time delays and no stupid nag screens.

All that said, Stickies is not public domain software. I allow the free 
distribution of the software, but I retain ownership and copyright of the 
software and its source code in its entirety.

You may use and/or distribute this software only subject to the following conditions:

* You may not modify the program or documentation files in any way.
* You may not sell the software or charge a distribution fee, except to recover the media costs.
* You may not remove my name or copyright notification, and you may not claim to be the owner or author of this software.
* You understand and agree with this licence and with the disclaimer printed below.

While every care has been taken to ensure that Stickies is safe, non-destructive 
and will not lose your data, you use this product entirely at your own risk. 
The author will not be held responsible or liable for any damages resulting from 
your use, misuse, or inability to use this product.

If you do not agree with this disclaimer or the above conditions of use, you s
hould not use this product.




Stickies uses XUnzip, which in turn is based on Info-ZIP. The terms of that 
product are included below. 

Info-ZIP licence information 

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// This is version 2002-Feb-16 of the Info-ZIP copyright and license. The 
// definitive version of this document should be available at 
// ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/license.html indefinitely.
// 
// Copyright (c) 1990-2002 Info-ZIP. All rights reserved.
//
// For the purposes of this copyright and license, "Info-ZIP" is defined as
// the following set of individuals:
//
// Mark Adler, John Bush, Karl Davis, Harald Denker, Jean-Michel Dubois,
// Jean-loup Gailly, Hunter Goatley, Ian Gorman, Chris Herborth, Dirk Haase,
// Greg Hartwig, Robert Heath, Jonathan Hudson, Paul Kienitz, 
// David Kirschbaum, Johnny Lee, Onno van der Linden, Igor Mandrichenko, 
// Steve P. Miller, Sergio Monesi, Keith Owens, George Petrov, Greg Roelofs, 
// Kai Uwe Rommel, Steve Salisbury, Dave Smith, Christian Spieler, 
// Antoine Verheijen, Paul von Behren, Rich Wales, Mike White
//
// This software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express
// or implied. In no event shall Info-ZIP or its contributors be held liable
// for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages
// arising out of the use of or inability to use this software.
//
// Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
// including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
// freely, subject to the following restrictions:
//
// 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
// definition, disclaimer, and this list of conditions.
//
// 2. Redistributions in binary form (compiled executables) must reproduce 
// the above copyright notice, definition, disclaimer, and this list of 
// conditions in documentation and/or other materials provided with the 
// distribution. The sole exception to this condition is redistribution 
// of a standard UnZipSFX binary as part of a self-extracting archive; 
// that is permitted without inclusion of this license, as long as the 
// normal UnZipSFX banner has not been removed from the binary or disabled.
//
// 3. Altered versions--including, but not limited to, ports to new 
// operating systems, existing ports with new graphical interfaces, and 
// dynamic, shared, or static library versions--must be plainly marked 
// as such and must not be misrepresented as being the original source. 
// Such altered versions also must not be misrepresented as being 
// Info-ZIP releases--including, but not limited to, labeling of the 
// altered versions with the names "Info-ZIP" (or any variation thereof, 
// including, but not limited to, different capitalizations), 
// "Pocket UnZip", "WiZ" or "MacZip" without the explicit permission of 
// Info-ZIP. Such altered versions are further prohibited from 
// misrepresentative use of the Zip-Bugs or Info-ZIP e-mail addresses or 
// of the Info-ZIP URL(s).
//
// 4. Info-ZIP retains the right to use the names "Info-ZIP", "Zip", "UnZip",
// "UnZipSFX", "WiZ", "Pocket UnZip", "Pocket Zip", and "MacZip" for its 
// own source and binary releases.
//
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////  

 
legal\VERIFICATION.md
# VERIFICATION
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

## Download
The latest version of the installer can be found on the official download page:
- https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/download.html

Release versions on the site are concluded with a letter, but the nuspec syntax
restricts lettered versions to beta status.  This package converts the
letter into a numbered version as needed.

or directly:
- Version : 10.1.4
- URL     : https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/stickies_setup_10_1d.exe
- SHA256  : AC2AF052CC05BAA75ABC12631F9BB3B8B08996D94059C70015DD46A47CF1B913

## Verify
You can use one of the following methods to obtain the checksum:
1. Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash'
2. Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'


## License
File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from the help included in the install:

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Stickies 10.1.3 546 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Approved
Stickies 9.0.5.1 21374 Monday, January 20, 2020 Approved
Stickies 9.0.5.0 3154 Monday, April 2, 2018 Approved
Stickies 9.0.4.0 878 Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Approved
Stickies 9.0.3.0 605 Friday, November 4, 2016 Approved
Stickies 8.0 765 Thursday, January 1, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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