persistently customise columns in outlook advanced search

mll

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Hi,

First, let me say that Slipstick has been an invaluable website with resources regarding Outlook for maybe 20 years, but only today do I realise there's a forum section! 😯 I'm sure my tricky question will find its answer here, as I didn't see it answered elsewhere (there is this page, but the solution provided is not persistent).

So, in Outlook 365 Desktop, I frequently have to search swiftly my calendar for items while having the calendar still visible. For this CTRL+SHIFT+F is my best friend. Alas, the advanced search window always provides columns useless to me that I want gone by default, but most of all, I need to see other columns (like duration and availability).
Of course, I can solve that with a right-click on the columns headers in the results, but the reason of this post is that I have found no way whatsoever to make it persistent. So if this is possible at all ? Or if there's a smart workaround, I'm sure this is the place to ask. :)
 

Diane Poremsky

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Recollection is it is persistent within a session but not between sessions. If you use instant search, you can apply a different view to the folder, but if you want to keep the search open for a long period, you need to open it in a new window.
 
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mll

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Thanks, Diane. Instant search is what you get by using the search field above the calendar vie, correct?
 

Diane Poremsky

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Correct. Create and save a new view you prefer for the search results. After the search is finished, change to a new view like you would in any folder.
 
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