Stop autohiding the scroll bar in the reading pane
Stop autohiding the mail items vertical scroll bar in the reading pane when in touch mode.
Other feedback in this forum thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeoutlook-msowinother/how-to-disable-the-auto-hide-feature-of-vertical/66d1efd6-0824-47fc-8980-f31f5a7e54b5.
W St commented
Obey the Windows Ease of Access setting for not hiding the scrollbars: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/scrollbar-auto-hide-option/a3aacb27-d13f-47d3-b7db-57cdec618e9d
All part of MS dumbing everything down, not giving users any leeway to make Windows & apps something you would actually want to use.....
stop autohiding all scroll bars in office or option to not hide
Mark Kimmey commented
When in Outlook, if the Contacts list is set to display in "Card" view, when I switch over to Contacts, the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom is missing. This has been going on for some time, in earlier versions of Outlook, as well, and the IT guys at my last company showed me a way to get it back: maximize and then restore-down the entire Outlook window. A PITA, but it works. It tends to revert back to MIA status during the day. I've passed this issue on to Microsoft, without response.
This annoying issue is remedied in the Windows 10 Settings not in Outlook. Click on the Windows 10 icon in the lower left of the screen. Click on the sprocket icon, (Settings), Click on Ease of Access, Click on Display, Look under "Simplify and personalize Windows" for "Automatically hide scroll bars in Windows", Click the slider to Off and the "autohiding scroll bar" is turned off in all of Windows.
Hank Miller commented
I know how to enable or disable scrollbars via Options in Office apps. What I want is option to not only enable scrollbars but to HAVE THEM ALWAYS SHOW. That is, NEVER AUTO HIDE NEVER AUTOHIDE SCROLLBARS.
Michael Denzlein commented
Why did nobody think of making this new autohide an option instead of a fixed "feature" - which is absolutely annoying by the way...
So please add an option so people can choose.
Why? What is this "feature" achieving? I like to see where I'm next headed with my cursor. I also like to see where I'm at in my mailbox. What a PITA. Oh... look... it disappears in 5sec even if your hovered on it. Stupid.
My comment references Outlook.com. Because the auto-hiding scroll bar comes and goes, I often end up with the wrong message and find it extremely difficult to scroll back to earlier messages. Might be clever, but it's less than useful.
Paul Campbell commented
Like the AutoHide feature-keep this feature, just make the toolbar visible in apps.