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How to stop the annoying orange bar?

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Sorry if this has been answered a zillon times, but I don't even know what to call this thing so don't know what to search for.

When I'm reading emails, some of them (yeah just some of them) have a bar at the top of the message that has that fade-in-fade-out orange bar that constantly runs from left to right.

It's like the "I haven't frozen, I'm really doing something" bar when windows is booting up.

I'd love to be able to turn that of. Is it something that is permanently part of the EMail as created by the sender? Is it something I can set Outlook to ignore?

For us old-coot, slow readers, its really annoying to have something crawling across the screen while your'e reading.

Any ideas??

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Is there anyway you can post a screenshot of this mysterious orange bar?

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You know Andy, it could be your automatic download settings warning.....maybe..

Try going to File - Options - Trust Center - Trust Center Settings and Uncheck the Don't download images option.

See if that is it.


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I'm wondering if it's one of those things that only happens under very specific circumstances. I tried to go back to the message that was bugging me, and walla, the bar is up there for only a moment when it first loads, then goes away. But some times it just runs and runs and runs, from left to right. I posted a screen capture of it in the original post.

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I am having this problem as well: I'm in Outlook, reading a mail and there is this annoying bar with orange and white moving from left to right. Here is a screen capture:

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One clue: it may be happening after I right click in the email and download images.

-TW

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I have the same issue, and like Thomaswis it happens to me after clicking to download images.

This is not a real solution (come on, Microsoft), but here's something that works for me. When I select a different message then go back to the one with the annoying orange scroll, it's gone.

Perhaps the orange scroll is an initial warning, which times out once the message is loaded into Outlook's viewer? I'd rather have a setting to turn the darn thing off, but it is an improvement to read the message without distraction by using simply my arrow keys to move down one message then back up.

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Potential Half-Solution: Like Thomaswis this happens to me after clicking to download images.

This is not a real solution, but here's something that works for me. When I select a different message then go back to the one with the annoying orange scroll, it's gone.

Perhaps the orange scroll is an initial warning, which times out once the message is loaded into Outlook's viewer? I'd rather have a setting to turn the darn thing off, but it is an improvement to read the message without distraction by using simply my arrow keys to move down one message then back up.

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Potential Half-Solution: Like Thomaswis this happens to me after clicking to download images.

This is not a real solution, but here's something that works for me. When I select a different message then go back to the one with the annoying orange scroll, it's gone.

Perhaps the orange scroll is an initial warning, which times out once the message is loaded into Outlook's viewer? I'd rather have a setting to turn the darn thing off, but it is an improvement to read the message without distraction by using simply my arrow keys to move down one message then back up.

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I'm posting this to help out whoever is looking for this answer in the future. I had that annoying orange scroll bar too when reading emails so I called support. They told me Office 2010 is not completely compatible with XP so that orange bar is there to tell you that your email isn't completely loaded yet. If you look at an old email, it will no longer be there. Just on the newest ones because it's supposedly still downloading. No way to get rid of it as long as you are using XP. I was told that if I upgrade to Windows 7, the orange bar still occurs, but it processes in a split second so the user barely even sees it.

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I have the same problem with this orange horizonally scrolling bar in Outlook 2010 but it occurs at a different time. I am using Windows 7 on a PC with email setup using IMAP. When I go to my "Bulk Mail" folder or my "Trash" folder, and select multiple messages, then delete them, the orange bar scrolls across the top and nothing happens. The messages are not deleted. If I select those same messages again, the second time I try to delete them, it works. Very frustration that it doesn't work the first time. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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I have the same problem with this orange horizontally scrolling bar in Outlook 2010 but it occurs at a different time. I am using Windows 7 on a PC with email setup using IMAP. When I go to my "Bulk Mail" folder or my "Trash" folder, and select multiple messages, then delete them, I see the orange bar scrolls across the top and nothing happens. The messages are not deleted. If I select those same messages again, the second time I try to delete them, it works. Very frustrating that it doesn't work the first time. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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I have the same problem with this orange horizontally scrolling bar in Outlook 2010 but it occurs at a different time. I am using Windows 7 on a PC with email setup using IMAP. When I go to my "Bulk Mail" folder or my "Trash" folder, and select multiple messages, then delete them, I see the orange bar scrolls across the top and nothing happens. The messages are not deleted. If I select those same messages again, the second time I try to delete them, it works. Very frustrating that it doesn't work the first time. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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I have the same problem with this orange horizontally scrolling bar in Outlook 2010 but it occurs at a different time. I am using Windows 7 on a PC with email setup using IMAP. When I go to my "Bulk Mail" folder or my "Trash" folder, and select multiple messages, then delete them, I see the orange bar scrolls across the top and nothing happens. The messages are not deleted. If I select those same messages again, the second time I try to delete them, it works. Very frustrating that it doesn't work the first time. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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I have the same problem with this orange horizontally scrolling bar in Outlook 2010 but it occurs at a different time. I am using Windows 7 on a PC with email setup using IMAP. When I go to my "Bulk Mail" folder or my "Trash" folder, and select multiple messages, then delete them, I see the orange bar scrolls across the top and nothing happens. The messages are not deleted. If I select those same messages again, the second time I try to delete them, it works. Very frustrating that it doesn't work the first time. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?