Microsoft won’t let you close OneDrive on Windows until you explain yourself

Microsoft now needs you to explain precisely why you’re making an attempt to close its OneDrive for Windows app earlier than it permits you to take action. Neowin has spotted that the most recent replace to OneDrive now contains an annoying dialog field that asks you to pick out the explanation why you’re closing the app each single time you try to close OneDrive from the taskbar.

Closing OneDrive is already buried away and never a easy activity, with Microsoft hiding it beneath a “pause syncing” choice when you right-click on OneDrive within the taskbar. But now, the stop choice is grayed out until you choose a cause for quitting OneDrive from a drop-down field. Here are the choices:

The OneDrive ballot that seems when you attempt to close the app.

You’ll want to pick out one to close OneDrive, however Microsoft hasn’t included a “go away and let me close the rattling utility” choice, sadly.

Microsoft has been pushing OneDrive in Windows for years, with it taking up the Documents and Pictures libraries in Windows 11 by default to sync recordsdata to Microsoft’s cloud-powered storage. There are additionally quite a lot of prompts all through Windows if you haven’t arrange OneDrive, together with one which seems when you change a Windows desktop wallpaper.

This new habits follows years of Microsoft’s demanding Edge prompts that seem if you dare to obtain Chrome or change your default browser. Last month, Microsoft even thirstily began injecting a ballot into the obtain web page of Chrome asking why folks had been downloading an alternate browser. Now, Microsoft needs to know why you’re closing OneDrive.

What’s subsequent? Hopefully, Microsoft won’t begin injecting a ballot at shutdown demanding to know why I’m turning my PC off for the day.

If you wish to keep away from this newest OneDrive nonsense, then be happy to open Task Manager, seek for Microsoft OneDrive, and finish that activity the old-school means.

Screenshots by Tom Warren / The Verge

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