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How to show or restore ribbon in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-06-24

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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didn't help if you don't have those icons this is worthless
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How do I get the ribbon in Microsoft 2011 outlook
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Hi on outlook they reload it for me. Since then all my messages for the scheduling of meetings open in minimize form then I need to clock on the icon on taskbar to select open in Maximize form.  How do I correct it to open directly like all mail in the maximized form?

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useless. I have no down arrow, no ribbon display option, no pin the ribbon button.
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font very very small - lost cut copy etc along with bold etc
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