Add or remove the vertical buttons in the minimized Navigation Pane

Folder buttons on the minimized Navigation Pane The vertical buttons that appear in the top section of the minimized navigation pane are called folder buttons. The Navigation Pane button displays the contents of the main Navigation Pane, and the other buttons display the contents of the folders in Favorite Folders. To change the folder buttons that are displayed in the minimized Navigation Pane, you can change the arrangement of folders in Favorite Folders.

Can I remove the view buttons located at the bottom of the minimized Navigation Pane?

The view buttons that appear in the minimized Navigation Pane are the same buttons that appear in the full Navigation Pane, although they are smaller. You can choose the number of buttons to display or choose to hide them all.

Button image     Navigation Pane Mail button.

A large view button in the full Navigation Pane appears as a small view button in the minimized Navigation Pane.

To add or remove view buttons, do any of the following:

  • At the bottom of the Navigation Pane, click Configure buttons Button image , click Add or Remove Buttons, and then click the button that you want.

  • To change the display order of the view buttons, click Configure buttons Button image , and then click Navigation Pane Options. In the Display buttons in this order list, click the button that you want to change, and then click Move Up or Move Down.

  • To restore the default button arrangement, click Configure buttons Button image , click Navigation Pane Options, and then click Reset.

  • splitter bar in minimized navigation pane To show a different number of view buttons, or none at all, drag the horizontal splitter bar toward the bottom of the pane.


What do you want to do?

Add or remove the view buttons in the minimized Navigation Pane

Add or remove the folders in Favorite Folders

Move the folders in Favorite Folders

Add or remove the view buttons in the minimized Navigation Pane

Do any of the following:

  • At the bottom of the Navigation Pane, click Configure buttons Button image , click Add or Remove Buttons, and then click the button that you want.

  • To change the display order of the view buttons, click Configure buttons Button image , and then click Navigation Pane Options. In the Display buttons in this order list, click the button that you want to change, and then click Move Up or Move Down.

  • To restore the default button arrangement, click Configure buttons Button image , click Navigation Pane Options, and then click Reset.

  • splitter bar in minimized navigation pane To show a different number of view buttons, or none at all, drag the horizontal splitter bar toward the bottom of the pane.



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Add or remove the folders in Favorite Folders

Do either of the following:

  • Right-click the folder that you want to add or remove, and then click Add to Favorite Folders or Remove from Favorite Folders on the shortcut menu.

  • Click a folder and drag it to or from the Favorite Folders list to add or remove it.

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Move the folders in Favorite Folders

The order in which the folder buttons appear in the minimized Navigation Pane is the same as the order in which they are listed in Favorite Folders.

Do either of the following:

  • Right-click the folder that you want to move, and then click Move Up in List or Move Down in List on the shortcut menu.

  • Click a folder and drag it where you want in the Favorite Folders list.

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Tips to create more space for folder buttons in the minimized Navigation Pane

  • Shorten the names of the folders in Favorite Folders; the length of the folder name affects the length of the button.

  • splitter bar in minimized navigation pane Drag the horizontal splitter bar down and hide the view buttons.

  • Maximize your main Outlook window (a taller window can make a difference in the case of the minimized Navigation Pane).

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