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Show, hide, or move and resize the Reading Pane in Windows Live Mail ("Preview Pane")

Depending on your personal preferences and the screen resolution you are using, you will want to show or hide the Reading Pane ("Preview Pane") in Windows Live Mail, show it horizontally or vertically, and resize it to the perfect dimensions. This tutorial explains how to do all that, and how to preview these changes before you apply them.

Hide the Reading Pane, or show it (horizontal or vertical)

Follow these steps to configure the visibility and position of the Reading Pane:

Resize the Reading Pane in Windows Live Mail

To make the Reading Pane wider or narrower (vertical preview pane), place your cursor between it and your email listing, hold, and drag sideways. When you are using a horizontal Reading Pane, drag the border between your email messages and the top of the preview pane; both cases are shown on the screenshot below:

Resize the vertical or horizontal Reading Pane in Windows Live Mail

Note: the size and position of the Reading Pane are "persistent settings" - this means that they will be automatically remembered by Windows Live Mail after you close it, and be automatically re-applied the next time you open your favorite email program!

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