Notes gadget max out at 10 notes!! :..( pls increase....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Samuel, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Samuel

    Samuel Guest

    When something's good, you want more right...well the only reason I could
    imagine that the Notes gadget which comes with Vista maxes out at 10 would be
    so that the notes get done, thus making room for new objectives, clever ahy.

    But I still want more than 10 notes, how about 100... and an export/backup
    option for v2--don't fancy loosing 100 things to do!

    Can anyone confirm a v2 for Notes or if there is a workaround.

    Ta
     
    Samuel, Feb 4, 2007
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  2. Samuel

    Dale Guest

    As I have said, most free gadgets will be dangerous or useless.

    Many companies will create good useful gadgets. Some will charge for them
    and pay for the development effort by those charges. Some companies will
    give them away for free and pay for the development charges by including
    spyware - very dangerous spyware because gadgets use full install programs
    and have full access to your file system. Even worse, other companies will
    do both.

    And, before the flames start, some will be free from people who just do it
    for fun.

    The last category, the spyware-free loss-leader gadget, will be hamstrung
    with limits like the Notes gadget and will only be there to tempt you into
    the one that you pay for or the one with embedded spyware.

    Dale
     
    Dale, Feb 4, 2007
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  3. Samuel

    Jon Guest


    You can do it, but it isn't simple to do.

    You basically open up the file "notes.js" in notepad, located in this folder

    C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-g..ickynotes.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_582f4865c6d7ffb7

    Look for the line

    var maxNumberNotes = 10;

    and change it to

    var maxNumberNotes = 100; or however many you want.

    The tricky bit is then saving it, which involves modifying security
    permissions on the file, and taking ownership of the file, etc.
    via Right-click file > Properties > Security (as an administrator)
     
    Jon, Feb 4, 2007
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  4. Samuel

    Samuel Guest

    Thanks very much, simple really. The hardest things was getting past
    security, jeus!
     
    Samuel, Feb 4, 2007
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