How to Disable “Send to OneNote” in the System Tray

Joel Lee 10-08-2016

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If you just started using OneNote, you may be annoyed by that “Send to OneNote” icon that sits in the system tray and keeps coming back even after you close it. Here’s how to get rid of it.


The tool is actually integrated into OneNote itself, so go ahead and launch OneNote. (The desktop version, not the Windows 10 app store version.) Once launched, take the following steps:

  • Navigate to File > Options.
  • Navigate to the Display section.
  • Uncheck “Place OneNote icon in the notification area of the taskbar”.
  • Click OK.

If the icon still resides in the system tray, just right-click it and exit it. Now that the setting is off, it won’t ever return — even if you restart your computer!


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