SOPs & Fixes

Oulook - App Bar Move (to bottom)

In some of the more recent versions of Outlook (2013-2016 plut) the "app bar" (contains links to change the folder bar between Mail, Contacts, Tasks, Calendar Folders, et cetera) may move to the far left in a thing vertical bar with the Folder or other bar just to its left. Its function also seems to lose function such as the function to change the order of the apps to select. The "Normal" or default configuration has the app below the Folder or whatever bar.

As of this writing, the cause is unknown. One article mentioned it may from an update but nothing definitive was offered.


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The fix:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Pull down the File menu and select Options.
  3. In the Outlook Options window, find the left-hand navigation pane and click Advanced.
  4. In the main pane of the Outlook Options window, find (as illustrated below, the Outlook panes section and uncheck Show Apps in Outlook.
  5. Click the OK button.
  6. Exit and relaunch Outlook.

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