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How to move the Outlook toolbar from side to bottom?

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For a long time, Microsoft Outlook has been a popular option for handling emails, schedules, and contacts, offering users a flexible platform to organise their digital life. One of its great features is the ability to customise the user interface, allowing people to tailor the application to their preferences and workflow. One way to customise it is by moving the Outlook toolbar from the side to the bottom.

While the new toolbar o the side might suit some users, others may prefer the old layout. Moving the toolbar to the bottom can improve their productivity and overall user experience.

In this article, we have discussed how to move the Outlook toolbar from the side to the bottom using different methods.

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Move the Outlook toolbar via Outlook options

To move Outlook to the side bottom follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open Outlook on your PC and click on the File tab.

Step 2: Click on the Options.

Step 3: In the Outlook options windows, click on the Advanced option in the sidebar and uncheck the box beside the Show Apps in Outlook and then click on the OK button.

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Move the Outlook toolbar via Registry Editor

To move the toolbar using registry editor follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows + R key to launch the Run dialogue box, type Regedit and hit Enter.

Step 2: Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentEcs\Overrides; you can also copy and paste the path in the registry editor’s address bar. After doing that, right-click on the Overrides folder.

Step 3: In the menu, hover over New and then click on the String value option to create a new string, and rename the new string to Microsoft.Office.Outlook.Hub.HubBar.

Step 4: Double-click on the string that you created and type False in the Value data field and then tap on the OK button.

Step 5: Restart your PC and launch the Outlook app again; the bar should be back at the bottom.

Customising the Outlook toolbar from the side to the bottom can significantly improve your workflow and productivity, providing a more intuitive and personalised experience.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

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