Outlook – Minimizing Screen Items

Sometimes there isn’t a lot of room in Outlook to see everything when using the reading pane, especially if you have a smaller monitor or are using a laptop. Here are a few tricks to free up space:

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To remove the calendar and tasks from the right-side of the screen, select View from the ribbon bar, then the To-Do Bar icon and select Off:

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To minimize the folder structure on the left, you can either select View from the ribbon bar, then the Folder Pane icon and select Minimized, or you can click the < arrow above the folder list:

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Before:

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After:

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To reduce the size at the bottom of the screen, click on the and choose Navigation Options, then check the Compact Navigation box:

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Before:

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After:

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To minimize the email details, click the minimize icon on the far right of the e-mail information.

Before:

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After:

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Following these simple steps, you will have a larger area to view the email content when quickly scrolling through your inbox.

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