Add-ins are third-party programs that allow users to customize their Outlook or other MS-Office applications to add or run several features or commands. These tools enhance a user’s productivity by seamlessly integrating into Outlook and providing access to different features with just a click. Since there several add-ins available on the internet, it might possibly happen that some of them work flawlessly while others create problems. Having experienced this, you might want to disable some of the add-ins installed on your computer. Well, this is easy, but you might still face difficulty doing so. Don’t worry as this comprehensive guide will help you perform the desired task on your own.
Steps to disable Add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2010
• Open Outlook. Click on the “File” and then select “Options”, and then click on Add-ins.
• Scroll down to the option Manage. Click on the dropdown menu next to Manage, select COM Add-ins, and click on the Go button. This will open up the COM Add-ins dialog box.
• Remove checkmarks from the boxes next to add-ins that you want to disable and then click on the OK button. Restart Outlook to let the changes take place.
If you want, you can also remove the add-ins from the same COM Add-ins window.
• Select the add-ins that you want to remove and then click on the Remove button. Click on the “OK” button and exit all the windows. Restart Outlook.