Enabling legacy navigation in modern OneNote app

There are a couple of current versions of OneNote at the moment. Being a traditional OneNote user, I’m pretty wedded to my desktop version of OneNote 2016. However, I am moving more and more to the modern version of OneNote that typically looks like:


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If you prefer the traditional way of viewing notebooks and tabs but you like the modern OneNote then try the following in the modern OneNote app.


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Select the ellipse (three dots) in the top right of the app and then Settings from the menu that appears as shown above.


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From the menu that appears, select Options.


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Locate the Legacy navigation panes from under the Navigation heading and set this option to On as shown. You’ll most likely then need to restart the OneNote application.


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After doing so, you’ll see the ‘traditional’ navigation as shown above.

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