How to Stop Outlook Synchronising View Settings Across PCs

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  1. Posts : 7,898
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
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    How to Stop Outlook Synchronising View Settings Across PCs


    I find changing the font size in Outlook using the options below causes the font size to be synchronised across all PCs. I want to turn off this behaviour since my PCs have different screen sizes and resolutions. Other email accounts e.g. Gmail don't have this behaviour. How can I set and preserve a different font size for each PC?

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  2. Posts : 1,770
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Just wondering, since I don't have this problem. How many systems run your Outlook? How do they communicate?
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  3. Posts : 9,785
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    Do not log in with the same Microsoft account and have it sync that info across systems.
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  4. Posts : 7,898
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    bro67 said:
    Do not log in with the same Microsoft account and have it sync that info across systems.
    That would work but then my contacts won't synch. It would appear this issue is by design - yet another stupid MS software engineering decision.
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  5. Posts : 7,898
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
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    x509 said:
    Just wondering, since I don't have this problem. How many systems run your Outlook? How do they communicate?
    Two desktops and two laptops. It seems the view settings are synced via my MS account - yet another stupid MS software engineering decision.
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  6. Posts : 9,785
    Mac OS Catalina
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    Steve C said:
    Two desktops and two laptops. It seems the view settings are synced via my MS account - yet another stupid MS software engineering decision.
    Nothing stupid about it. It comes from the normal.dot file that gets sync'd across devices through the account when everything goes through OneCloud.
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  7. Posts : 7,898
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    bro67 said:
    Nothing stupid about it. It comes from the normal.dot file that gets sync'd across devices through the account when everything goes through OneCloud.
    Their mistake is synching the font sizes which only makes sense if all displays are the same size and resolution.
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  8. Posts : 9,785
    Mac OS Catalina
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    Steve C said:
    Their mistake is synching the font sizes which only makes sense if all displays are the same size and resolution.
    If the OP is connected through Exchange, it is saved at the Server side. If through a Microsoft.com account, it is saved locally in the following directory \Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook\profile name. xml
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  9. Posts : 7,898
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
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    bro67 said:
    If the OP is connected through Exchange, it is saved at the Server side. If through a Microsoft.com account, it is saved locally in the following directory [FONT="]\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook\profile name[/FONT]. xml
    The PCs use Exchange
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  10. Posts : 9,785
    Mac OS Catalina
       #10

    Then you have your answer.
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