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Showing or Hiding the Coveo Sidebar in Outlook

Once the Desktop Integration Package is installed on your computer, the Coveo Sidebar is available in Microsoft Outlook.

Note: Hiding the Coveo Outlook Sidebar does not affect the visibility of the Desktop Searchbar (see Showing or Hiding the Desktop Searchbar).

You can control the visibility of the Coveo Sidebar in Outlook different ways:

Desktop Integration Package 12.0.618+ (April 2014) Expand or Collapse the Coveo Sidebar

You can minimize the width of the Coveo Sidebar in Outlook to make more space for other Outlook panels and easily toggle the Coveo Sidebar back to its normal width using the Expand/Collapse option.

Example: An expanded and a collapsed Coveo Sidebar are shown in the following Microsoft Outlook captures.

  • In Microsoft Outlook, from the main menu, select Coveo > Expand/Collapse.


  • After clicking once the Coveo > Include/Exclude Sidebar configuration in Home ribbon option, you can select Home > Expand/Collapse to even more easily toggle the Coveo Sidebar width.


  • In the upper-left corner arrow of the Sidebar to toggle the Sidebar width.

Tip: The text/image in the collapsed Sidebar may appear with the wrong orientation because of the Outlook browser cache. You can fix this problem by right-clicking the Sidebar, and then selecting Refresh in the contextual menu.

Show or Hide the Coveo Sidebar

In Microsoft Outlook, from the main menu, select Coveo > Show/Hide Sidebar.

Microsoft Outlook 2013


Microsoft Outlook 2010


Note: Desktop Integration Package 12.0.542– (March 2014) Illustrated with Microsoft Outlook 2007, from the main menu, select Coveo > Show Coveo Sidebar.

The Outlook Sidebar appears if it was hidden or disappears if it was visible.

Deactivate the Coveo Sidebar Add-in

You can also completely deactivate/reactivate the Coveo Sidebar add-in, not just hide/show it.

  1. In Microsoft Outlook 2013/2010, from the main menu, select File > Options.

  2. In the Outlook Options dialog box:

    1. In the navigation panel on the left, select Add-Ins.

    2. At the bottom of the main panel, in the Manage drop-down list, select COM Add-ins, and then click Go.

  3. In the COM Add-Ins dialog box:

    1. Select/clear the Coveo Sidebar check box to respectively activate/deactivate the add-in.

    2. Click OK.

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