How to Move the Navigation Bar in Outlook 365 Back to the Bottom?

Last Updated on February 17, 2023 by Amit Bansal

A Navigation Bar gives users quick access to Outlook’s main features, including Mail, Calendar, People, and Tasks.

These Navigation buttons used to be displayed within the Folder List at the bottom, after an update to Office 365 the navigation buttons for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, etc… are now displayed on the left side of Outlook.

Frankly speaking, my personal opinion is, this update is really COOL!

So, in this article, you will learn the option to move the Navigation buttons back to their original location.

Move the Navigation Bar from the left side to the bottom using Outlook Panes

The new style may be good for some, but many users may not like it since they have already gotten accustomed to the old style, and it causes all kinds of inconveniences.

Anyway, it is possible to move the navigation bar from the top left corner to the bottom left side of your screen.

  • Open Microsoft Outlook
  • Click the File tab from the top left corner of the screen.
  • Click on options >> Options dialogue box appears.
  • From the left navigation, section click advanced
  • Under Customized Outlook Pane, there is an option to “Show Apps in Outlook
  • This option is already checked you have to uncheck it
  • Press OK,
  • You will get a notification from the Microsoft Outlook application, which is a restart required.
  • Click OK close the entire Microsoft Outlook and restart it, now you will observe your navigation bar is moved from the top left corners of your screen to the bottom left corner of your screen.

Move the Navigation Bar from the left side to the bottom Using Registry Editor

This method is quite risky under this method you are manipulating some of the back-end settings of Microsoft Outlook and this process is very lengthy also and not recommended.

Although I want my viewer to get all the methods even if it is recommended or not so keep reading and follow the steps:

  • Hold the window key from your keyboard and press R which will open the Run dialog box.
  • Type “regedit” in the Open box. Then Press OK.
regedit
  • User Account Control dialog box appears, click yes to proceed.
  • The Registry Editor window pops up, its looks like a junction.
  • Here is the path, simply copy and paste into the address section “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentEcs\Overrides“.
  • Create a new string value “Microsoft.Office.Outlook.Hub.HubBar” in this location. some users may already have this string value, they need not create the new one.
  • Click the right mouse button on the Overrides folder, then click New >> String Value in the menu lists.
  • New Value#1 folder created, name the folder “Microsoft.Office.Outlook.Hub.HubBar” in the text box.
  • Right-click on this newly created string value. select modify from the list or double-click on the string value.
  • Type “false” in the Value data box. Then click OK.

All set now Restart your Outlook, and you will get your navigation bar on the left bottom of the screen.

These are a couple of methods to help you to Move the Navigation Bar in Outlook 365 Back to the Bottom.

Wrap Up

In conclusion, moving the navigation bar in Outlook 365 back to the bottom of the window is quite simple. Using the Outlook Panes option is quick and fast and anyone who can’t use the Registry method should try this method.

It is always risky to manipulate the registry editor; one wrong move can result in Outlook crashing. The only solution is to reinstall it.

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Amit Bansal

Hello, my name is Amit Kumar Bansal, and I am the founder of MailSmartly.com. Through this blog, I focus on Microsoft Outlook, offering insightful and informative content. Additionally, I produce educational videos on YouTube to further enhance the understanding of my audience. visit my YouTube Channel

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