The new “Quick Notes” feature for Mac allows you to use the Notes app without ever having to look for it

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screenshot: Apple – In macOS Monterey, it’s easier than ever to scribble down a note on your Mac. macOS Monterey delivers Quick Notes, an iPadOS 15 feature, to the Mac. Already a powerful note-taking program, Apple’s Notes is now even more tightly interwoven into OS X. Using the new Quick Notes function, you may begin taking notes from anywhere on the Mac. A motion or a keyboard shortcut is all it takes. How it works is explained below in detail.

Wherever you are, you may take a quick note

Have a few minutes to spare? The Notes app may be found at the bottom-right corner of the screen by moving your cursor there. Afterward, a white box will appear in the corner. The Quick Notes option will be activated when you click on it.

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A new note will pop up in its own window, which floats above all other windows (even if you switch programs). Start jotting down your thoughts. Afterward, just shut the window.

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Notes will remember where you left off the next time you do this, so you may take up where you left off. The Command + N keyboard shortcut is used to generate a new note.

What is the procedure for adding hyperlinks to a Quick Notes

Apple has built a functionality that allows you to add links from other open applications straight to a Quick Note, but only Safari has native connection with Quick Notes (more on that later).

Quick Note’s Add App Link button is located in the toolbar’s upper right-hand corner. This page will show you a list of all the websites and apps you may access from various browsers and applications. Add a link to the message by clicking the “Add Link” button next to it.

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Quick Note is a full-fledged note in the Notes app, so you can use all of your favorite features, such as formatting and media.

In Quick Notes, how do you start a fresh note each time?

Suppose you don’t want to view the same note every time you utilize Quick Notes. When you utilize the Quick Notes gesture, a fresh note is created every time.

For this, launch the Notes app, select “Notes” from the menu bar, and then select “Preferences”. Make sure that the “Resume Last Quick Note” option is not checked here.

Launching Quick Notes in a variety of ways is now possible.

Quick Notes may be started in a variety of ways if you dislike the Hot Corner gesture. You may add text and links to notes using the Quick Notes function that is incorporated into the Safari app much like on the iPad. Right-click on a piece of text or a link, and select “Add to Quick Note.”

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This will start a new Quick Note with the connected text and a link to the web page already attached.

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As a keyboard shortcut, you may also open up Quick Notes. Use the Fn + Q key combination. Quick Note is a keyboard shortcut that may be changed in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts.

Mac OS Monterey: Disable or alter the Quick Notes gesture

You may disable or adjust the bottom-right corner gesture if you find it bothersome or if you currently use it for anything else. System Preferences may be found by clicking the Apple symbol in the menu bar and selecting “System Preferences.” Take a look at the Hot Corners section in Mission Control. “Quick Note” occupies the bottom-right corner by default, but you may set it to occupy whatever corner you choose. Make sure that the “-” option is selected and that you press the “OK” button to preserve your changes.