How to Move the Quick Access Toolbar Below the Ribbon in Outlook 2013


The Quick Access toolbar is a row of small icons that is displayed at the top-left corner of the window in Outlook 2013. This toolbar provides one-click access to many of the features that you might use frequently in Outlook 2013.

However, you may also find that you accidentally click some of those buttons when you don’t mean to. That location can lead to misclicks, which can be frustrating if it happens to you with some regularity. Fortunately Outlook 2013 has an option that allows you to move the Quick Access Toolbar below the ribbon. This has the effect of leaving the toolbar in an accessible location, but placing it somewhere that you might be less likely to click it by accident.

 

How to Change the Location of the Quick Access Toolbar in Microsoft Outlook 2013

The steps in this article will show you how to move the location of the Quick Access Toolbar in Outlook 2013. If you have not changed this location before, then this toolbar should be at the top-left of the window. Following the steps in the tutorial below will move the Quick Access Toolbar below the ribbon.

Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.

 

Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

click the outlook 2013 file tab

 

 

Step 3: Click the Options button in the column at the left side of the window.

open the outlook options window

 

 

Step 4: Click the Quick Access Toolbar option in the left column of the Outlook Options window.

open the quick access toolbar menu in outlook 2013

 

 

Step 5: Check the box to the left of Show Quick Access Toolbar below the Ribbon. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply the change.

move the quick access toolbar in outlook 2013

 

 

Do you need Outlook 2013 to check for new email messages either more or less frequently? Learn how to change send and receive frequency in Outlook 2013 to set the check for as often as you would like.

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