Adjust the width of the folders section of email
My inbox just changed today along with the location of the search box. I want to be able to make the width of the folders section smaller but I can not do that anymore.
Joe Morris commented
Completely Agree. Absolutely no reason to prevent us from sizing it down smaller to fit OUR workflow. Same thing with the ToDo pane on the right, there is no reason at all for either to be so wide. MS, please stop being like apple, we do NOT want the "do it our way, or don't do it all" mentality. Choice and flexibility used to be the cornerstone of Windows/Office, not anymore.
Andy L Hou commented
The infinite wisdom of the MS Outlook team is demonstrated here once again. This fixed width scheme serves no purpose but to annoy users.
Horrible update. Why would you limit the ability for the folder menu to be where Users want it to be. The minimum column width is TOO wide and limits us from being able to see what we want to see. This change is surely only a negative one.
Completely agree. Very frustrating to have the dynamically sized folder pane suddenly go static. (It's almost as bad as the un-resizeability of the rules window.)
I understand that when you wake up one day, and if "the [things] that used to work don't work now" happens, it's called getting old. But I didn't think that happened to software...
100% agreed, and I'd like to share some specifics. My monitor resolution width is 2560. I have my Windows taskbar pinned to the right side at its minimum width (88px). This leaves 2472px for the desktop. I use Outlook on the left half of the screen, filling 1236 pixels. In Outlook, I have the To Do pane open on the right at its minimum width (~250px). The new folder pane minimum width now appears to be about the same (~253px). This leaves 733px for the main window. My big problem is that in order to see the email list in detail rather than summary view the main window must be at least ~760px. I've temporarily had to move my taskbar to the bottom of my screen because the message detail view is too important, but it would be nice to return it to my preferred location.
Something recently changed with O365 Outlook, and the folder pane is much wider than it used to be, and I can no longer resize it to a narrower size. Please return our ability to do so.
Same here. Lots of real estate wasted by the disabling of the ability to shrink the folders window.
I agree. There's a lot of unfilled white space in the folder pane now. I'd like to regain the ability to make the pane more narrow.
Drag the Preview panel as far left as it will go and leave it there while you then pull or push the Folders panel to the size you want. Then re-size the Preview to be as you want it.
Same here with the latest update. Cannot see all that wasted space in folder pane.