Increasing the number of items that appear on the Categories list

Technostud

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Maybe I'm hallucinating, but for a brief period after a recent Outlook 2016 for Desktop update, it seems like I had more than 15 Categories to choose from when clicking on the Categorize ribbon button. I understand that I can click "All Categories," but I'm looking for a way for more of my recently used Categories to appear when I click "Categorize" on the ribbon. I would like to avoid the extra step of opening “All Categories.” With my monitor's resolution, I could easily fit 30 recently used Categories on my screen.

On a similar subject, I would also like more of my "Move" destinations to appear from the "Move" button, but I saw a thread from back in 2014 that was not possible yet. I'm curious if there have been any workarounds developed for that.
 

Diane Poremsky

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There are 3rd party addins that can show all categories - but you can't change it in outlook. The list has always been 15 - but during an early beta (I think for office 2010) they used a gallery and more displayed under some circumstances.

 

Diane Poremsky

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On a similar subject, I would also like more of my "Move" destinations to appear from the "Move" button, but I saw a thread from back in 2014 that was not possible yet. I'm curious if there have been any workarounds developed for that.
oh, and on this, no, you can't change the number of folders on the MRU. if you use a folder move to a lot, create a quick step for it.
 
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