Change Default setting in Outlook 2010 from 'File' to 'Message' RRS feed

  • Question

  • The default settings used to have the "Message" tab active on when opening or after any action; (like inserting a picture or and image or when attaching a file to the message).  Now recently, after any action in Outlook 2010, the functionality changes to "View" from the "Message" teb without selecting it.  This is whether selected or not.  So we are constantly clicking the "Message" tab to be able to do or finish any non-file activity. 

    How can I change the default setting back to 'Message' tab?

    I have Win 7 OS with IE 8 browser.



    Sunday, June 24, 2012 5:32 PM


  • Could you clarify yourself a bit more?

    The Message tab only exists in a Message window and the View tab only exists in the main Outlook window. So these are completely unrelated.

    If you actually meant to say the "File" tab, then you probably have minimized the Ribbon. Double click on the Message tab to expand it again.

    For screenshots and extra information, also see; http://www.msoutlook.info/question/671

    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Outlook guides and more: HowTo-Outlook.com
    Outlook Quick Tips: MSOutlook.info

    • Marked as answer by Rex Zhang Friday, June 29, 2012 1:15 AM
    Sunday, June 24, 2012 5:43 PM