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Switching On or Off the Reading Pane

You may not wish to see the right-hand side previews of messages before you open them. To switch off (or back on) the Reading Pane click View and change the Reading Pane to Off or Right.

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Switching On or Off Reading Pane 1

If you switch off the Reading Pane your Outlook Live inbox will show as below:
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Switching On or Off Reading Pane 2
Additionally, you can choose to display the Reading Pane beneath your message listing instead of to the right:
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