How do you disable Group View in Outlook 2010 (without disabling Conversation View)?
When configuring an Outlook 2010 client, I found that unlike, say, Outlook 2019, the client did not seem to remember my view settings in that even after disabling the Show In Groups setting, after switching away from the folder and switching back, Outlook would default to showing my messages grouped by date. The checkbox for the setting remained unchecked, but the view did not reflect this, as described on a Microsoft community Q&A:
By default, Outlook sorts the contents of my mail folders by "Date (Conversations)". It groups first by the date of the last message related to any conversation under the headings "Today" and "Yesterday" etc, and then within those headings the conversation groups are displayed.
What I prefer is to sort by conversations, but not by date. So basically, I want to remove those "Today" and "Yesterday" headings.
By right-clicking on the "Arrange By" column header, I can uncheck "Show in Groups" (whilst leaving "Show as Conversations" checked), and it acheives exactly what I want.
However, everytime I navigate away from my Inbox and return to it, the view once again reverts to the default view where it shows e-mails by conversations under date headings. In order to make it the way I want again, I need to right-click on the "Arrange By" column again, check the "Show in Groups" option (it is still unchecked, even though it is displaying in groups), and then uncheck it manually again after checking it.
I need to do this every single time I navigate away from the Inbox, and it is clearly some kind of bug because the check mark has no bearing on the actual display.
How can one actually permanently disable grouping by date in Outlook 2010? It works if Conversation View is disabled altogether, but I want to keep Conversation View enabled while keeping Group By Date disabled.