Adding OneNote for Windows 10

For the life of me I cannot figure out how to get OneNote to show up to be launched by keybreeze. It isn't indexed normally. I tried creating a shortcut of the application, putting it in a folder in the documents folder and going through the Add command in keybreeze.

When I did that I got the error of a "catastrophic failure"

Any ideas?




1 comment.

Andrew Langford   4 years ago

Hi Ari,

To add keywords for modern Microsoft apps, such as OneNote, the steps are a bit different. I just tried the following and was able to launch OneNote from Keybreeze afterwards:

1. Click the Windows Start button, type Command Prompt, and press Enter.

2. Type explorer shell:AppsFolder and press Enter. This should open a new window.

3. Right-click the app, such as OneNote, and click Create shortcut. This should put the shortcut on your desktop.

4. Move the shortcut to another folder so that it doesn't stay on the Desktop. You can right-click the shortcut on the Desktop and click Cut. Then go to your Documents folder and create a new folder called shortcuts. Go into the shortcuts folder and paste the shortcut there.

5. Press the Keybreeze hotkey and type Add. Give the keyword a name. For the target, type the location of the shortcut, followed by .lnk. Shortcuts in Windows are essentially .lnk files. As an example, your keyword could look like this:

Keyword: OneNote

Target: C:\Users\andrew\Documents\shortcuts\OneNote for Windows 10 - Shortcut.lnk


On your machine, you would want to replace "andrew" with your username, and the app name may be different as well.

If you have any questions please let me know.