Use a screen reader with Sticky Notes

Use a screen reader with Sticky Notes

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This article is for people who use a screen reader program with the Office products and is part of the Office Accessibility content set. For more general help, see Office Support home.

Use Sticky Notes with your keyboard and Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to quickly do all essential basic tasks, such as creating and deleting a sticky note, or moving between sticky notes.


  • For keyboard shortcuts, go to Keyboard shortcuts for Sticky Notes.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Get started with Narrator.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with a PC. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a Windows phone or tablet.

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Open Sticky Notes

Sticky notes stay on your screen even after you restart the computer.

  1. Press the Windows logo key, type sticky notes, and then press Enter. Sticky Notes opens. If there are no existing sticky notes, one is created for you.

  2. Type text in your sticky note.

Create a new sticky note

You can have multiple sticky notes.

  1. Open Sticky Notes, and press Ctrl+N. A new sticky note is created.

  2. Type text in your sticky note.

Navigate between sticky notes

You can navigate between multiple sticky notes.

  • To move to the next sticky note, press Ctrl+Tab.

  • To move to the previous sticky note, press Ctrl+Shift+Tab.

Delete a sticky note

You can delete a sticky note.

  1. Open Sticky Notes and move to the sticky note you want to delete.

  2. Press Ctrl+D. You hear: “Delete button.

  3. Press Enter. The sticky note is deleted. The focus moves to the next sticky note.

Exit Sticky Notes

To prevent your sticky notes from showing on the screen after you restart the computer, exit Sticky Notes.

  1. In Sticky Notes, press Alt+F4.

See also

Keyboard shortcuts for Sticky Notes

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