If you are using the Outlook app on a touch screen device running Windows 10, then this post will help you. We will show you how to switch between Touch and Mouse modes in the Outlook app on Windows 10. For that, you do not need to install any add-in in Outlook.
Difference between Touch and Mouse modes
Although there is no significant difference in terms of features, you can find some minor changes from the user interface aspect. When you are using the Outlook app on a regular Windows 10 computer with a dedicated mouse and keyboard, you may not need to worry about the spacing. But if you are using a touch screen device with a detachable keyboard, you might often face problems due to the spacing between two options.
The first difference between Touch and Mouse modes lies here. You can find a difference in the spacing between the two options. The second difference is the size of each option. Almost all the options, in the Touch mode, appear as bigger than they are in the Mouse mode.
The Touch mode includes a new menu bar on the right side of the screen, which displays standard email options such as Delete, Respond, Mark as Read, Move, etc.
Before getting started with this tutorial, you should know that if you enable the Touch mode in Outlook, it will be applied to other Microsoft Office 365 programs as well.
Switch between Touch & Mouse modes in Outlook
To switch between Touch and Mouse modes in Outlook, follow these steps-
- Open the Outlook app on your PC.
- Click the Customize Quick Access Toolbar
- Select Touch/Mouse Mode.
- Click the Touch/Mouse Mode icon in the toolbar.
- Select Touch from the list.
To know about these steps in detail, read on.
At first, open the Outlook app on your computer and click on the Customize Quick Access Toolbar icon, which should be visible on the toolbar itself. After that, select Touch/Mouse Mode from the list.
It will enable a new icon in the toolbar, which is called Touch/Mouse Mode. You need to click on this icon and select a different mode as per your requirement.
The change should be applied immediately. As mentioned earlier, you can find a new menu bar, which looks something like this-
That’s it! In case you want to revert the change, do follow the last three steps.
I hope this tutorial will help you.