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We have two buttons to switch between normal view & reading view in Outlook but F1 doesn't have any entry about what key we could use to switch between these buttons.

Anyone know about it?

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There does not seem to be a keyboard shortcut and since Outlook doesn't have the same macro capabilities as Word/Excel, this will be challenging. Nevertheless, some clever AutoHotkey could get the job done. I'll give this a shot later. :) – iglvzx Jun 21 '12 at 3:35
@iglvzx Have you attempted this yet? – Doug Apr 16 '13 at 14:14

You can use AltF1 to cycle between normal/reading views.

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No, Alt-F1 does not cycle between Normal/Reading views. It cycles the Navigation Pane (the far-left column in the screenshot) between Normal/Minimized/Off. Similarly, Alt-F2 cycles the To-Do Bar (far right pane), and Ctrl-F1 cycles the Ribbon Bar. While useful, it takes all three shortcuts combined to mimic the Reading view. – Doug Apr 16 '13 at 14:21

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