Open Different Outlook Features in Separate Windows to Improve Productivity

By Brian Burgess on January 27th, 2010

If you work in Outlook for much of the workday, you may find it annoying having to navigate from Mail View to Calendar, then Contacts…etc. Today we show you a cool quick tip that will allow you to open each feature in a new Window.

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Open up Outlook and in the Navigation Pane right-click Calendar and select Open in New Window.

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Now you can do this for any feature you want to have open in a new window. For example here we have Calendar, Contacts, and Mail each open in their own separate window.

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Now if you’re using Windows 7 you can easily switch between windows with the new Taskbar.

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Or you can use the “Alt+Tab” key combination if you prefer especially in earlier versions.

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The process is the same for Outlook 2010…

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And and for Outlook 2003 as well.

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This is a simple tip, but can be very effective in helping you get work done easier and more quickly.

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 01/27/10
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