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Bring back the radial fly out menu in the W10 Store version of OneNote

On Win 8.1, Windows Store OneNote featured a radial menu allowing easy access to line colors but also thickness. This menu was removed and subsequently the ability to change line thicknesses was removed _completely_ which is a huge regression un OneNote functionality. Thicker lines allow for a nicer writing experience on the screen of Surface 3...

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      • Dub Dublin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The new draw menu is a huge improvement, but still nowhere near as good a design as the old radial menu. *Please* bring back (at least as an option) the radial menus - they were one of the best OneNote features ever!

      • regs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Only if optional. For many classic popup toolbar is easier and faster to navigate.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have gone through considerable trouble to try the old onenote version on windows 10 (Surface 4 pro) to try the radial menu. I absolutely love it. I can not believe that such a convenient feature is not available a least as an option.

      • Fritzly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        And while you are there please add it to the entire Office suite and Windows too. MS keep publishing videos f the future of computing ad all portrayed Radial menus! In the real life it was removed form the only app that used it; it makes no sense.

      • Katrin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        formsradial menu needed also in one note like it is existing in word Jet.

      • Chris Choate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add my name to the list of people wanting the radial menu back. That was such a convenient tool.

      • Tomas Petricek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I used the OneNote App on Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 heavily and I absolutely loved the radial menu. It made it extremely easy to switch between pen & eraser and I used the ability to choose easily custom colors (via nested menus) all the time. Now that this has been removed from OneNote in Windows 10, I find it extremely cumbersome to access all the features of OneNote that I'm used to from the Windows 8.1 app version. Please consider bringing radial menu back to the app & adding it to the desktop version too!

        [Cross-post from: https://onenote.uservoice.com/forums/327186-onenote-for-windows-windows-phone/suggestions/6204543-include-radial-menu-in-desktop-onenote]

      • Tomas Petricek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I used the OneNote App on Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 heavily and I absolutely loved the radial menu. It made it extremely easy to switch between pen & eraser and I used the ability to choose easily custom colors (via nested menus) all the time. Now that this has been removed from OneNote in Windows 10, I find it extremely cumbersome to access all the features of OneNote that I'm used to from the Windows 8.1 app version. Please consider bringing radial menu back to the app & adding it to the desktop version too!

      • sketch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't want it. It can be made optional for people who need it so desperately for their convenience.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "In general, make the desktop version more conducive to handwriting notes."

        strongly agree

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        out of my experience (OneNote 2016 with surface 3) it is faster and easier to go for the standard menus instead of using the radial menu.

        but: you need to create an extra menu with all your favorite pen related functions for easy access or else you have to constantly switch between menus.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be nice to see the radial menu in the full screen / expansive mode of OneNote desktop

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        please bring back radial menu for onenote, especially add in to desktop onenote 2016 for full screen or normal mode

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