Minimize address bar in Microsoft Outlook

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This setting enables you to minimize the address bar below the toolbar of Microsoft Outlook to the right.
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This setting enables you to minimize the address bar below the toolbar of microsoft outlook to the right. The address bar in microsoft outlook is a little bit annoying, because this bar is using much space of toolbar that can be used by other tools. If you drag the address bar to the right, you will have a minimized address bar, but if you exit outlook and start it again, the address bar will be maximized again. If you use this setting, the address bar will stay in the state you left it, so if you left it minimized, it will be minimized with the next start of outlook. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a dword value addressbarwidth, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value to 1 which can minimize the address bar below the toolbar. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to 0. Note: you can use this setting, if you don't use microsoft outlook has a browser very often. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0 \Outlook\Options\], in the open area right-click on "AddressBarWidth" and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) without quotation in he text box and click on 'OK'. Once you are done. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Options\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: AddressBarWidth
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry