I have a small problem with Sticky Notes app on Windows 10.

Before 1903 Update everything was OK (all notes were in a single window). But after installing the update each note opens in new window.

How can I fix it to open new notes in a single window or even return to previous version of the app?

After update:

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As you mentioned, installing the old app may be the best solution;

  1. Open Elevated Powershell [windows key + X, Windows Powershell (Admin)].

  2. Remove existing app

    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Remove-AppxPackage
  3. Install old app (this is from my computer, if does not work review own app folder in second section),

    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_3.1.54.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode
  4. From memory you will also need to disable apps from updating, this can be done in STORE (maybe pro only) or turn off app provisioning;

    Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object {$_.PackageName -like "*StickyNotes*"} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online

Source One, Source Two

To review old apps:

  1. Take ownership of C:\Program Files\WindowsApps tutorial here.
  2. Replace Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_3.1.54.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe of step 3 above with desired app version.

    Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\APP-NAME-HERE\AppxManifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode
  • I got an error after third step (after removing package): Add-AppxPackage : Cannot find path 'C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_3.1.54.0_x64__8wekyb3d8 bbwe\AppxManifest.xml' because it does not exist. – entithat Jun 12 at 6:28
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    The solution was to remove 3.6.73 version and manually install 3.1.46 from this website – entithat Jun 12 at 7:39
  • @entithat by the way, added tutorial link to take ownership of app folder if you ever did want to install your own dated copy. – Under A Tree Jun 12 at 12:53
  • Okay, thank you very much. – entithat Jun 12 at 13:14

One workaround is to do the following:

  1. Launch the app only once
  2. Open the Notes list and leave it open.
  3. Close the individual notes. You can then open/close each note as needed.

Not the way I want my experience to work, but I haven't seen anything from Microsoft stating that this is a bug or even anyone else complaining.

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