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How to show or restore ribbon in Outlook?

Sometimes when you open the Outlook application, you might see the Outlook Ribbon disappears from Outlook interface just like below screenshot shows. Without the Ribbon, the daily work become complicated and time-consuming. With this article, you will learn how to quickly show or restore Outlook Ribbon.

Show or restore Ribbon in Outlook 2010

Show or restore Ribbon in Outlook 2013

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arrow blue right bubbleShow or restore Ribbon in Outlook 2010

In Outlook 2010, you can easily show the Ribbon as follows.

1. In Outlook interface, you can see there is a button staying under the Close button. Please click this button to expand the Outlook Ribbon. Or you also can use shortcut key Ctrl + F1 to expand or minimize the Ribbon.

arrow blue right bubbleShow or restore Ribbon in Outlook 2013

In Outlook 2013, there is a little difference in showing Ribbon, please do as follows.

1. Please click the Ribbon Display Options button. See screenshot:

2. After clicking the Ribbon Display Options button, select Show Tabs and Commands in the drop-down list.

Or you can just click on any tab on Outlook interface and then click the Pin the ribbon button. See screenshot:

Note: The shortcut key Ctrl + F1 can also be used to expand Ribbon in Outlook 2013.


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    Aydin USTUN · 7 months ago
    Please give vısıble rıbbon
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    sergio M · 8 months ago
    Is it possible to have the Ribbon visible in Outlook 2016?
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    Gary M · 8 months ago
    Awesome! I would open my email and the ribbon wasn’t there so I would have to click the Message item for every message.
    Thank you so much!
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    JT · 9 months ago
    Thank you so much. I have used Office Outlook various versions for two decades and have never lost the ribbon. Very simple fix.
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    Evelyn · 1 years ago
    Thank you so much, so very easy when you know how!