Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11:41

Kubuntu computer users benefit from its useful tool KNotes that is helpful to use everyday. For example, you can keep frequently used text in it and copy paste them quickly at any time you wish, such as chat group rules (including classrooms) and your online payment information. This is a list of tips and tricks using the sticky notes. Hope you will like it!

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First Launch

When you first launch KNotes, you might find it asks for a storage location, so just follow and choose the place offered. Once launched, you can use it. See below, when all my notes are being opened on my Kubuntu laptop (I apologize it is all in Indonesian language as all my students & buyers are Indonesians).


What you can note?

For example, in quick way you can keep:

- basic notes, as in studying & learning 

- your groceries and schedules 

- your payment info, so buyers can pay money quickly to you

- phone numbers

- people's names & addresses

- rules & similar texts

- and many more!

Run at Startup 

Add KNotes in Autostart. To do so, open your start menu > Autostart > click Add Program ... > type knotes > select KNotes app > OK > done. Now Knotes will always be active on your system tray.

Create A Note

Click New Note when you right-click the yellow KNote logo.

Open a Note

Click a note among notes when you click the yellow logo.

Change Note's Name 

Double-click an opened note's title.

Color Notes

Paint it red, green, blue or one of available colors. To do so, right click an opened note's title > Preferences > Display Settings > change the Background color > OK > done. Do the same to the other notes. Example below showing my notes used in my daily life especially for teaching and commerce.


Have many notes? No problem. Find a certain note easily with search. To do so, right click the yellow one > Find > type a keyword on the appearing dialog > found it. Example below is searching a frequently used word 'gnu' among my notes.

Show Notes Number

Finally, it can display '10' if you have 10 notes, and so on. To do so, right-click the yellow logo > Configure > Misc > give check mark to 'Show number of notes' > OK > done.


Some example from my daily life as I teach & trade via Telegram (a free fast messenger) are that KNotes is extremely useful to me for copy pasting classroom rules and also sending my buyers a price list + bank account as I sell GNU/Linux bootable flash drives. What I do? For years, I just need to copy and paste right from my system tray -- yes, the yellow logo!

That's all & happy computing!

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