The "Open new side note" icon is missing from the Windows notification area in OneNote


Symptoms


When you start Microsoft Windows, the Microsoft Office OneNote Open new side note icon may be missing from the Windows notification area.

Cause


This problem may occur if one of the following conditions is true:
  • You removed and reinstalled OneNote .

    -or-
  • You removed the Open new side note icon in the Windows notification area.

    -or-
  • On Windows 7, click the Show hidden icons arrow in the notification area to see the OneNote icon.

Resolution


To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Start OneNote.
  2. In OneNote 2007 or earlier, on the Tools menu, click
    Options.

    In OneNote 2010 or later, choose Options from the File menu.
  3. For OneNote 2007 or earlier, in the Category list, click
    Other.

    For OneNote 2010 or later in the Category list, click Display.
  4. Click to clear the Place OneNote icon in the notification area of the taskbar check box if it is selected, and then click OK.
  5. Quit and then restart OneNote.
  6. In OneNote 2007 or earlier on the Tools menu, click Options.

    In OneNote 2010 or later choose Options from the File menu.
  7. For OneNote 2007 or earlier in the Category list, click Other.

    For OneNote 2010 or later in the Category list, click Display.
  8. Click to select the Place OneNote icon in the notification area of the taskbar check box, and then click
    OK.
Important The Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Quick Launch shortcut is required for the correct operation of the quick launch functionality of Side Note. If the Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Quick Launch shortcut is missing from the Startup folder (click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Startup), run Detect and Repair to complete the restoration of the quick launch functionality of Side Note. To do this, follow these steps as appropriate for your situation:

  1. Start OneNote 2003.
  2. On the Help menu, click
    Detect and Repair.
  3. In the Detect and Repair dialog box, click to select the Restore my shortcuts while repairing check box (if it is not selected), and then click Start.

Note In OneNote 2007 or 2010, the OneNote Screen Clipper and Launcher shortcut is automatically added to the Startup folder when you click to select the Place OneNote icon in the notification area of the taskbar check box in step 8.