How to disable the auto-hide feature of vertical scroll bar in the Folders pane of Outlook 2013

I have just installed Office 2013. In Outlook 2013 the vertical scroll bar in the Folder pane auto-hides itself when the mouse pointer is not in the pane. This means that when I want to go back to the Folder pane to move the scroll bar up or down I cannot go directly to its position on the screen since its not visible, so I have to move the mouse pointed to a random point in the pane, which causes the scroll bar to reappear, and then I have a visual target to move my mouse pointer to.

Madness! I am not sure what purpose this serves since the space freed up by the scroll bar is not use to extend the display of the folder names, so it seems that the only reason might be to reduce what some might perceive as 'screen clutter'. But the scroll bar position serves a useful purpose.

So is it possible to disable this auto-hiding so that the scroll bar is always visible.




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This feature is not available in Outlook 2013, as it is by design of the software.


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Last updated August 3, 2021 Views 4,640 Applies to: