How To Take A Quick Note On Mac In macOS Monterey
Last updated on December 1st, 2021 at 04:07 amPosted in TILs by Tyrone on October 29, 2021
Do you know that you can take a quick note on Mac? This is a hidden macOS Monterey feature that allows you to make a note from anywhere on your computer. Quick Notes on Mac work the same way as they do on iPad running iOS 15. Instead of swiping you need to use your mouse pointer.
How To Take A Quick Note On Mac
- All that you have to do is move the pointer to the bottom-right corner of the screen!
- A white box labeled New Quick Note slides-in.
- Click it and create your note.
Tip: You can also use the Fn + Q keyboard shortcut to bring up Quick Notes in macOS Monterey!
Quick Notes Not Working On Mac?
I’ve noticed that the ‘New Quick Note’ interface doesn’t show up all the time when you bring the pointer to the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Sometimes, only a white corner is displayed. You can still click it though and the Quick Notes interface opens up!
Tip: Just noticed that you have to bring the mouse pointer all the way outside of the bottom-right corner of the screen. You have to continue the move after the pointer is out of sight to bring up the full ‘New Quick Note’ box!
Quick Notes Not Available On Mac?
You’re doing everything correct but the Quick Note feature doesn’t seem to be available? It might be turned Off. Please check the following setting:
Browse for System Preferences -> Mission Control -> Hot Corners and make sure the Quick Note is selected for the bottom-right corner. If it isn’t, select it yourself and click OK.
Quick Notes In Notes
All notes that you created using the Quick Note feature are saved in a predefined folder labeled ‘Quick Notes’. It’s available at the top of the sidebar in the Notes app.
Fact: Quick notes are available across devices. They show up on all your devices that are configured with your Apple ID. Which means that you can take a quick note on Mac and continue to edit it from your iPad or iPhone!
What do you think about the new macOS Monterey Quick Note feature? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Use the comments section to share your feedback.
Related: For more macOS 12 features please check our extended review!
It won’t work on my Mac.
It might be disabled. Please check System Preferences -> Mission Control -> Hot Corners and make sure that Quick Note is selected in the bottom-right corner. If it isn’t select it yourself.
Loe this new feature, especially the fn+Q option. What if I want to save the quick note to iCloud/ Google notes?
Thanks for the feedback. It should auto-sync and become available on all your Apple devices if you have it enabled in System Preferences -> Apple ID -> iCloud -> enable Notes.
The little quick notes rectangle is appearing but when I click it, it doesn’t open a quick note. What do I do in this case? I’ve tried to restart my mac, but it still won’t work…
Does the Quick Note panel open up if you use the Fn + Q keyboard combo?
No, I’ve tried that too.
What macOS version is your device running?
I just updated it to 12.2, but it still isn’t working…
I have updated now to 12.2.1
Updated to 12.3 but it’s still not working 🤷🏻♀️