GWKB2044 : Configuring Outlook for Window-Eyes

Product: Window-Eyes
Author: Jeremy Curry
Date Added: 11/25/2013
Last Modified: 05/05/2014

If you have not already done so, make sure that you have the Outlook Enhance app installed.  For more information, please refer to http://www.gwmicro.com/Support/Knowledge_Base/?kbnumber=GWKB2043

To ensure the best experience with Outlook 2010/2013 when using Window-Eyes, perform the following steps:

Turn off Reading Pane

  1. Press Alt-V to access the View tab
  2. Press PN to open the Reading Pane split button
  3. Press O to select and activate the Off option

Turn off To-Do Bar

  1. Press Alt-V to access the View tab
  2. Press B to open the To-Do Bar split button
  3. Press O to select and activate the Off option

Turn off Message Preview

  1. Press Alt-V to access the View tab
  2. Press PL to open the Message Preview split button
  3. Press O to select and activate the Off option

Turn off People Pane

If you have the Outlook Social Connector installed, you will need to turn off the People Pane. Perform the following steps to turn it off

  1. Press Alt-V to access the View tab
  2. Press PP to open the People Pane split button
  3. Press O to select and activate the Off option

Turn off Grouping

Grouping displays email messages in a tree view dividing it up into various groups of time intervals, such as Today, Yesterday, Last Week, and so on.  This can cause users to miss various messages.  To turn off Grouping, perform the following steps:

  1. Press Alt-V to access the View tab
  2. Press V to activate the View Settings button
  3. Tab to the Group By button
  4. Press Enter
  5. Press Space to uncheck the Automatically group according to arrangement check box.
  6. Press Enter
  7. Press Esc to close the Advanced View Settings dialog

Disable the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Add-in

  1. After following the steps above, open Outlook
  2. Press Alt-F to open the File button
  3. Press T to open Options
  4. Down Arrow to Add-Ins
  5. Press Alt-G to activate the Go button
  6. Down Arrow through the list to locate Microsoft Outlook Social Connector
  7. Press Space to uncheck the check box
  8. Tab to the Ok button
  9. Press Enter