Folder pane width change

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Yes, right justified.

My names are long because they are in the favorites and include the account name - that was just an example of the smallest the bar can go.

From my folder list -
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rseiler

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
OK.

BTW, just to add to the mystery, I keep an Office install in a VM just for experimentation purposes, and despite it being on the latest Insider (Fast) build all along, I've noted that it doesn't experience this issue. As I think might have been alluded to some months back, perhaps that's because that particular install somehow still has the search box in the old location, lower down directly above the message pane, not at the top where it's suspected to be involved with the pane problem.

Of course, if I knew how to get the search box back to its old location in my non-VM install, I'd do it, but I know of no way (it's not the Experimentation keys).

Out of curiosity, I reverted the VM to my base W10 image (no Office), reinstalled Office completely fresh (latest Insider again)...and it still gets the old search location (along with no pane problem), as if by magic, proving that it's not some kind of fluke holdover.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
that's because that particular install somehow still has the search box in the old location, lower down directly above the message pane, not at the top where it's suspected to be involved with the pane problem.
I believe you are correct - that should be an older build or a retail license though.
 

rseiler

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
I believe you are correct - that should be an older build or a retail license though.
It's not an older build and is the same corp license I use for all my installations. There's something about installing on a VM for some reason, not that that helps any.

As a further test, I switched over to a new Windows profile on my regular PC so that I have a fresh Office HKCU and nothing in the Users directory to influence anything, and then ran and configured Outlook (same version) from there. In that case, it showed the usual problem. I can't imagine what the material difference is between doing that and the VM, but it's something.
 
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