You can configure the view mode in which the Add Note dialog will be displayed by default.
Click the Settings icon at the right side of the qTest Explorer Editor's title bar.
Alternatively, you can click on Settings in the Explorer Context Menu.
Locate the Add Note section in the General tab of the Settings dialog.
Check Using compact view when adding note box if you want the Add Note dialog to be displayed in compact view mode when a adding note while recording. If this box has not been checked, the Add Note dialog will be displayed in full view mode. Refer to Add Note to know now to add note while recording.
Click Save to save settings for subsequent use.