Onenote in tablet mode stretches out toolbar buttons. Make it stop?
August 27, 2019 11:13 PM   Subscribe

I use Onenote to project lectures on a screen. My laptop is a Lenovo X1 Yoga that converts to tablet mode. In regular laptop mode, my custom toolbar is just right, and all the buttons I want fit in one row across the top. When I flip into tablet mode, Onenote automatically stretches out all the buttons, so not as many will display. The rest now require an extra click/touch to access. Do you know a way to make that stop? I want it to stay nice and compact always, but especially when I am in tablet mode.

Here are two screenshots for comparison (just the top left corner, to avoid showing you all my tabs): https://imgur.com/a/LuJbW3z. The top one is regular mode, with way more buttons visible.
posted by ktkt to Technology (2 answers total)
 
When OneNote detects the computer is in Tablet mode, it switches to "Touch" mode automatically, which increases the space between elements to make them easier to hit with a finger. You should be able to force it back to mouse mode however.

Under the "Customize Quick Access Toolbar" menu, there should be an option for adding a toggle for "Touch/Mouse mode" to the Quick Access toolbar, and you should be able to set it back to Mouse mode from there (and then re-hide the toggle if desired). Here are screenshots of what you should look for: https://imgur.com/a/zEwNaXs
posted by Aleyn at 12:18 AM on August 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


Ah, you are a sanity saver! For anyone in a similar boat wanting to avoid a moment of despair on the path to victory, you must change the Onenote toggle back to mouse mode while the computer is working in tablet mode. (I guess it remembers a setting for regular and another for tablet mode.)

Thanks so much! This is definitely in a spot where I must have accidentally clicked it once, because this was a pretty new problem for me.
posted by ktkt at 12:53 AM on August 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


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