How do I disable the reading pane in Outlook 2010?

Anders Vinther July 23, 2010
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In Outlook 2010 you can turn off the reading pane, but only in one folder at a time. How can I turn it off once and for all?

  1. Debbie_D
    July 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    You could also follow this picture guide here. make it very simple:

  2. Debwings
    April 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Guys... I have Oulook 2010 and am not terribly computer literate... I tried to follow the directions in the article, but got lost.

    Can you tell me (detailed, step-by-step) how to disable the reading pane globally for Outlook 2010 and how to disable the "groupings" by date as well (globally)? I know how to it for individual folders and inboxes, but it's taking forever going one by one.


    Debbie C.

    • Tina
      April 8, 2011 at 12:42 am


      I would recommend to ask a new question.

  3. Anonymous
    July 24, 2010 at 12:39 am

    The article on this page should help.

    • Anders Vinther
      July 24, 2010 at 6:48 am

      Great thanks - that did the trick...

      In 2010 the command to start Outlook is different though, but I just added /preview after the command in the shortcut like this:
      "C:Program Files (x86)Common Filesmicrosoft sharedVirtualization HandlerCVH.EXE" "Microsoft Outlook 2010 0000000000000000" /nopreview