This tip is not a replacement for your browsers ‘Favourites List’. It is a very quick way of getting to a regularly used web page even when your browser is not running.
If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7, there is a very handy utility tucked away in the Accessories: Sticky Notes. These are very useful for keeping scratch notes and aide memoirs on the screen. I have been using them for some time.
Because I go to certain websites and specific pages several times a day, I have my browser set to open up 8 tabs at a time. This is fine if I want to do a general browsing. But a pain if I am off line & just want to quickly go to one particular page and have to wait for 8 pages to load in.
My solution is to use a Sticky Note to hold the web addresses (URLs) of the most oft needed pages. If you don’t have Sticky Notes in use, this is how to do it:
I recommend that you ‘Pin’ the Sticky Note icon to your task bar so that you can toggle them on or off (Show or hide the notes)
3: Scroll until you find ‘Accessories’ and click on it
4: Scroll to find ‘Sticky Notes’ and do a single RIGHT click on it
5: Click on the ‘Pin to Task Bar’
7: you can expand the note to any size you want by using the drag handle at the bottom right hand corner of the note
All you need to do now is to type in anything you want make a temporary or permanent note of. The notes are automatically saved and will re appear on screen when you restart the computer. You can hide or show the notes by clicking on the icon on your task bar.
Creating the URL (web page address) Jump List:
To help stop typographic errors when placing long web addresses, I find the best way is to first of all, open the web page. Then copy the address URL (ctrl+c) from the browser Address box. Then paste (ctrl+v) it down on to the Sticky Note. If the URL wraps onto a second line, just expand the note wider to cope with the long address.
To use the jump list, all you have to do is hold down your control key (CTRL) and click on the address you want. Your default browser will then open and display only the page you want.