To add a note, first click with the right mouse button where the note should appear. Then select “Create note...” from the context menu (1):
The new note will be in edit mode and has focus, so you can start typing immediately:
In addition, FloatNotes supports the Markdown syntax. This makes it possible to format the text in an easy way and even lets you add links or images (see some examples in the picture above).
To save the changes, either press CTRL + ENTER or click anywhere on the page.
To discard changes, press ESC.
Note: Moving or resizing does not end the edit mode.
There are two ways to delete a note:
1. Hover over the note and click on the delete button in the menu:
2. If activated in the preferences, you can delete a note from the context menu. Right click on the note and select "Delete note":
If you move the mouse over a note, a drag handler appears at the top (1) and a resize handler in the lower right corner (2):
Just click on them and hold the mouse button pressed to either drag or resize the note.
Notes can be minimized by double-clicking on the drag handler (1):
Minimized notes need less space on the websites.
When you move the mouse over a minimized note, it gets temporarily expanded, so that you can read its contents. If the mouse leaves the note, it gets minimized again.
You can expand a note permanently by clicking anywhere inside the note.
Note: Moving or resizing a minimized note does not expand it.
A pinned note will not move when you scroll a website. It will stay at the same position.
You can pin a note to the window by clicking on the Pin button (1) in the note's menu:
A note that is pinned as a thicker border:
You can do move, resize and edit a pinned note normally. To unpin it, click the Pin button again.
You can hide all notes on a website and you have two ways to do this:
1. By clicking the FloatNotes toolbar button. The button will turn grey and a tooltip indicates how many notes are on the website:
2. If activated, you can hide and show the notes via the context menu:
There are two further settings that can be set for each note individually: The background color and the location of the note. You can change both by clicking on the settings button (the middle one) in the notes menu.
Most items will show a tooltip with the URL that will be saved for the note if you hover over them. Read more about locations. Only those options are shown that are applicable for the current page.
The indicators are small boxes at the top and bottom left corner that tell if and how many notes are currently above or below your view.
They appear when you scroll the page and disappear after a certain time. You can also set up, that no indicators should be shown at all.
When you hover over an indicator, it shows you the first line of each note. By clicking on such an entry, the browser directly jumps to that note.
In the notes manager you can see all the notes you have created. It gives you the possibility to
The parts are:
Here is another example, showing better how saved searches work:
That's it. Nothing more, but nothing less. Please let me know if you are missing essential features.