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Ideal for your quick notes

The notes plugin provides you a quick way to write down a todo list, to paste a piece of code, to leave a note to your friend, or whatever else you had like to do with a Post-It note.

Original Author: Mike Massonnet
Blog: http://blog.mmassonnet.info/search/label/notes


Some Tips

Notes are saved under $XDG_DATA_HOME/notes/$XDG_DATA_HOME is an environment variable defined by the XDG base directory specification and defaults to $HOME/.local/share.

Window Manager Hint: You probably want to uncheck the option “Skip windows that have skip pager or skip taskbar properties set” of Xfwm4 (Settings > Window Manager Tweaks > Cycling). The reason is that the notes plugin sets the skip pager hint so it doesn't clutter your pager, but you still want to access your notes by cycling to them with Alt+Tab.



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☑ Show some UTF8 codes
☐ Release a new version


☐ Add bold/italic/… style
☐ Hope this gives you some ideas


Type Ctrl+Shift+u in GTK+ applications

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Required Packages

For detailed information on the minimum required versions, check the configure.ac.in file.

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Latest Release

  • xfce4-notes-plugin 1.9.0 released (2021/01/19 00:25)
    xfce4-notes-plugin 1.9.0 is now available for download from
    What is xfce4-notes-plugin?
    Xfce4 Notes Plugin provides a quick way to paste text, to write down a
    list of things, to leave a note to a friend, or whatever is common to do
    with Post-It's.
    Release notes for 1.9.0
    [Please note that this is a development release.]
    This is a development release which (finally) port the plugin to gtk3
    and make it compatible with xfce 4.16.
    - Remove unused variable
    - Update deprecated autotools macros
    - Do not mark text with ':' after '://' as a link (bug #52)
    - Add support for links with scheme other than HTTP (bug #52)
    - Fix missing-prototypes
    - Create README.md. Update configure.ac.in
    - Add basic gitlab CI
    - Fix "Disabled labels on context menu are dark yellow"
    - Fix a few deprecation warnings
    - Fix make distcheck
    - Fix blinking image on panel
    - Remove commented code
    - Update build system
    - Fix make distcheck
    - Remove deprecated gtk stock usage
    - Fix build system
    - Continue the gtk3 port
    - Update URLs from goodies.x.o to docs.x.o (Bug #16171)
    - po: update POTFILES.in
    - gtk3: update css style with required changes from 3.20
    - gtk3: drop libunique leftover flags and code
    - gtk3: Drop support for GTK+-2.0
    - bump post release
    - Translation Updates:
      , Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Asturian, Basque,
      Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan),
      Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English
      (Australia), English (United Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French,
      Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian,
      Interlingue, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian,
      Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan (post 1500), Polish, Portuguese,
      Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian,
      Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Urdu (Pakistan),
      Uyghur, Vietnamese

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