If you are like me, you keep your Outlook account open all day as you work. Sometimes I minimize Outlook to my taskbar, but not always. Since I have two monitors, many times I have Outlook open on the left monitor while I work on the right one.
I rely on Outook for many things. Not only do I use it to communicate, but I also look at my calendar many times each day. By default, Outlook displays the view for only one folder at a time. In other words, you see either your Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes, etc. So what if you want to read your email messages while viewing your calendar? After all, aren’t we all multi-taskers these days?
Easy! Simply right-click the Calendar button in the Navigation pane and then click on Open in New Window.
Your Outlook calendar opens in a new window.
Now you can drag this window to a second monitor or arrange the two open windows side by side on your first monitor.
Need to see your contacts, too? No problem. From the Calendar window, right-click on the Contacts button. In fact, you can open any Outlook folder in a new window in this way. Just remember that if you want to open more than two Outlook windows at once, you must right-click in the second open window to open a third, in the third open window to open a fourth, etc. (You can’t open multiple windows by right-clicking from the first window. After the second one appears, each time you right-click again the second window changes to the new one.)