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Do you know a KNotes-like program that does not require the whole KDE stuff?

To anybody not knowing KNotes, this is what it does and how it looks like: KNotes screenshot from kde.org

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xpad uses gtk (so does sticky-notes), xpostit requires neither GTK nor KDE. There are probably more available.

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Have you looked at Gnote? Its a C++ port of Tomboy, and usually has better performance. Tomboy itself is written in C#, so it requires the Mono runtime. Gnote has been able to completely replace Tomboy for me, and I was more than happy to remove Mono. You did not say if GNOME applications were acceptable, but regardless it has almost zero GNOME dependencies.

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