Office Watch

Office 2013

Office Mobile / iPad

Office 2010

Office 2007

Office 2003

Office XP

Office for Mere Mortals

Access

Email

Buying Office

Office 365

Winks

Office News Wire

Join us!

Our Ebooks

Mobile | PDA

RSS


Search

Command Finder


Microsoft Office Bookshop

About

Home




Outlook – see more with New Window

One important but hidden feature in Outlook will let you see more and faster.

View this page on the new Office-Watch.com web site - click here

by Office for Mere Mortals

Bookmark and Share

  | Mobile | click for more article services     


View this page on the new Office-Watch.com web site - click here

Outlook has a lot of different aspects; email, calendar, contacts etc and we see many people switching between them, waiting for different views to load …. and they don’t have to.

If you click on a folder or navigation icon the window will switch to that view, often with a lag time as new data is loaded from the hard drive.

Instead of clicking, right-mouse click on the folder or icon and choose ‘Open in New Window’.

Outlook - Open in New Window from folder view image from Outlook – see more with New Window at Office-Watch.com

Outlook - Open in New Window from Navigation Pane image from Outlook – see more with New Window at Office-Watch.com

This will leave the current Outlook window available and open a new window with the folder displayed.

Do that a few times and you’ll have Outlook windows open for say Email, Calendar and Contacts plus any other commonly used Outlook views. You can also have windows open with the same folder but different views of that folder – for example Unread Emails in one window, a general compact view in another and a third for searches of email.

With multiple windows open you can see each window in your taskbar, for example in Windows XP you can click on the Outlook item to see what’s open and select that window.

Outlook - multiple windows open on taskbar image from Outlook – see more with New Window at Office-Watch.com

Switching between Outlook windows is faster because the view is opened already. If new information arrives (ie new email or calendar items) the window is updated in the background.

When you shut down Outlook normally, the open windows are saved and reopened automatically when you next start Outlook.

Alas, if Outlook exits abnormally (crashes) the window positions are lost and you have to reopen your Outlook windows when it next starts. Microsoft has consistently declined to put in a feature to explicitly save and restore a set of Outlook window positions.

Article posted: Thursday, 19 May 2011

View this page on the new Office-Watch.com web site - click here

there's more ...

If you liked this article you'll LOVE our new ebooks.

Office 2013: the real startup guide

OFFICE 2013: the real startup guide Everything you need to know about Office 2013 but Microsoft won't tell you.

How to save money, install, configure and use the new features in Office 2013.  Get it today - click here.

Windows 8 for Microsoft Office users

Windows 8 for Microsoft Office users A practical guide the new, changed and unfamiliar in Windows 8

A focused and unvarnished look at Windows 8, especially written for the many people who use Microsoft Office  Get it today - click here.

ORGANIZING OUTLOOK EMAIL - tame your Outlook 2010 Inbox

100+ pages of practical tips and help to streamline, automate and search your Inbox.  Get more than you ever thought possible from Outlook.  Read it today - click here.

More from Office Watch:



Article Services sponsored by: Office Watch Ebooks - available now to download and read today.
RSS feed for this category Subscribe

Translate | Mobile | Links
 Add to: Bookmarks | | DiggThis | Yahoo! My Web


New & Popular
» New Office-Watch.com web site
» Two ways for sorting by Number
» Office for iPad, September updates
» Why is Gene Cernan ignored in Word?
» DropBox prices drop but is it enough?
» Sort by hidden column in Word


Office Watch, Office for Mere Mortals, Access Watch and all titles used within the publications are Copyright © 1996-2014 Office Watch.
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Powerpoint and doubtless many other names are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Search  |  Sitemap |  Popular Topics | Privacy Statement |  Advertising |  Twitter |  Feedback / Contact Us
Office Watch is definitely not affiliated with Microsoft - and that's just one reason why we are so useful to Microsoft Office users around the world J (Erko).