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Microsoft has been discussing – and testing – the idea of merging its OneNote apps on Windows into a single version. Well, it now seems that is happening as the Microsoft Store now only hosts one OneNote app.

Previously, users could choose between the OneNote Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app or the standard Win32 app. It seems Microsoft has finally merged the two while also giving the visuals a tweak.

“OneNote for Windows 10 will no longer be available in the Microsoft Store,” explains the company in a blog post. “It will continue to work, but it will not get new feature updates and will reach end-of-support in October 2025.”

Microsoft has changed the ribbon into a single line to make the UI look more streamlined. This is the same ribbon Microsoft brought when it debuted a new Windows 11-centric design for OneNote earlier this year.

Full View Mode

This week, Microsoft released a new touch-focused update for OneNote on Windows. Known as Pen Focused View, the tool provides a way to take notes with a digital pen without any distractions. Essentially, in these situations, Microsoft OneNote will now switch to a full-page view automatically.

In this mode, the app will display important tools that help with pen notes, such as custom pens, colors, and so on. However, users can opt to hide the Pen toolbar when in Pen Focused View. There is a toggle for this in the top right corner.

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