Stickies on Ubuntu

It seems that Wine is an excellent tool to run Windows application on Ubuntu. Recently I had to use Stickies and tried it on Ubuntu. So first I had to install Ubuntu. I executed the following commands to install Wine on Ubuntu 7.04 Fiesty.
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine
For other platforms you can have a look at Then you have to simply download the stickies.exe and then execute
wine {PATH-TO-STICKIES}/stickies.exe
But hold on the installation is not done, you need get the following the installation steps mentioned in

scroll down to Install Note and follow that. The only change will be installing the MSI file, instead of the one mentioned there use the following to install the MSI file
wine msiexec /i/{PATH-TO-MSI}MSISetup.MSI

Now try to execute
wine /.wine/{PATH-TO-STICKIES-INSTALLATION}/stickies.exe

It might say that MFC42.dll is missing, if it says so please get it from a Windows installation and copy it to /.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ and try to execute it again.

Hopefully that will be enough for Stickies Installation :).
Now to get the Stickies running you can execute the following command:
sudo wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/stickies/stickies.exe > {PATH-TO-LOG}
2>&1 &
Though this is for Ubuntu but I guess excepting the installation procedure rest should be same across Linux platform. Let me know if any further changes were required.


  1. nice help,
    it is really nice, it would be better if you could attach some screen snaps.

    best wishes,

  2. Thanks Imran bhai, I am into the sticky world now :D

  3. Nice idea, I've been using this application and kinda missing it after I moved to Ubuntu.

    Stickies is the best Desktop notes application so far, and can't find any linux based that even close to this one, till now... Hope He would make it open source so I could make it runs natively

  4. Hey man, thnks for that!
    I have one question: what did you mean with "PATH-TO-LOG"? in "sudo wine /.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/stickies.exe > (PATH-TO-LOG)
    2>&1 &"

    Thnks again.

  5. @Doble
    PATH-TO-LOG means a location where you would want the output of the program to reside, for example, /tmp/ or /var/log/wine/stickies etc. You might need to create the dir and also might need to provide appropriate permissions.

  6. Hi,
    I have never used stickies on windows, used the default one on mac. Found the article - . Looks like there is inbuild sticky notes in ubuntu.