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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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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 · 1 years ago
    Please give vısıble rıbbon
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    sergio M · 1 years ago
    Is it possible to have the Ribbon visible in Outlook 2016?
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    Gary M · 1 years 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 · 1 years 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!
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    Candee · 1 years ago
    thanks! this helped me a lot!
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    Yuriy Look · 2 years ago
    Just a suggestion, no need to publish.

    Please modify the subtitle "Show or restore Ribbon in Outlook 2013" to "Show or restore Ribbon in Outlook 2013 or 2016" -- for 2016 it works the same way.
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    Vicki · 2 years ago
    Hi,

    I updated my settings and on the inbox pane i used to have the option arrange by: and i could select date, recipient etc however now i can only see all and have to click on a drop down menu then select arrange by and then select date from a list, it takes a good bit longer than just having the option arrange by pinned to the inbox pane. Can you please help me?

    Thanks
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      John · 2 years ago
      I'm with Vicki - can some one help with this?

      Thanks in advance.
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    Lyle Brunckhorst · 2 years ago
    I do believe that Microsoft is probably the worst of all software pirates in the world and I'm not happy that they are using strong arm tactics to monopolize the digital world.
    Why would Godaddy use such a system for their clients E mail system knowing that it is incomplete unless they want to gain more revenue to gain full use of it?
    If GodAddy can't resolve this and soon, I will leave them and Microsoft for good. Every fix results in a dead end and I think they are hoping that folks will download a newer version to try and fix what should have never been an issue.
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    Avinash · 2 years ago
    Thank you so much. It worked. :-)
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    EC · 3 years ago
    OK ... how to I retrieve the "ribbon" that shows, at the top of all my emails, the icon for categories (i.e., attachment, reminder, etc.) and FROM/Subject/ Received.
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    Pauliasi · 3 years ago
    My Outlook 2013 does not have ARRANGE in the Home TAB how can I get it back?
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    Elizabeth · 3 years ago
    My ribbon decoration just disappeared and I am no longer able to add it back. what changed?
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    Carolyn Savage · 3 years ago
    I did not expect to spend money to upgrade by hardware to Windows 10 & Office 2016, to have to purchase software upgrades for adding such a simple 'ribbon item column as CALENDAR"!! The free trial only means I will pay for a renewal of something that worked perfectly for me in 2007.
    Bad policy on Microsoft's part.
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    Dave · 4 years ago
    why did you switch the ribbon off in the first place ? American Idiots.
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      PReinie · 2 years ago
      Because OL2016 wastes too much space, especially vertical space. Most real tools have a collapse (^) and expand (v) option so you don't have to use multiple steps to do one thing. Ctrl+F1 will have to do.
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    Pushpendra Dhar Diwe · 4 years ago
    good explanation.........
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    Pushpendra Dhar Diwe · 4 years ago
    great work. good explanation.
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    Anu · 4 years ago
    great.. simple n it worked!!