Some of you may have noticed the *new* ability to preview your mail, calendar, or contact list on the side, rather than the bottom of the screen. In the action bar, on the right, there is a Show menu to select it. However, there are some cases where you don't get the full effect of this new view, because the message list on the left doesn't change - it still looks like the regular inbox, as in this screen shot.
However, if you drag the window splitter to the left and make that inbox view more narrow, it will magically change to a different layout, as in this screen.
Around here, this view is popular with the executives (a favorite of development VP Kevin Cavanaugh, who sits across from me, and Mike Rhodin, for example). I sometimes use it myself, but it's not my favorite. I find it's best to have a higher resolution than 1024x768, although it can work ok.
What do you think?
Manager, Product Design
Inbox Side Prevew Pane Tip