Windows 10: Alt+Tabbing to Mail app selects ribbon instead of the email text

Discus and support Alt+Tabbing to Mail app selects ribbon instead of the email text in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I've been having this problem recently (after the last update?) where alt+tabbing to the Windows Mail application selects the "Format" button in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bokbokwhoosh, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Alt+Tabbing to Mail app selects ribbon instead of the email text


    Hello, I've been having this problem recently (after the last update?) where alt+tabbing to the Windows Mail application selects the "Format" button in the menu instead of the email I was writing. Eg: I'm writing an email on mail, I alt+tab to notepad, copy text, alt+tab back to Mail - you'd expect the cursor to be where I left it while composing the email, but instead, I get the "Format" tab in the top ribbon selected. This is inconvenient, because now I need to use my mouse to click in the compose section and continue writing. Especially annoying when I need to hop to and fro from several apps to collect information. Weirdly enough, once on the "Format" tab, hitting the tab key just cycles between the different tabs (Format, Insert, Draw, Options) and I can never get the cursor down to the compose section using just the keyboard. I'm attaching a screenshot of what it looks like when I alt+tab back to Mail. Any help appreciated! Thank you! Mail version: Version 16005.13426.20920.0 My Windows version: 21H1 build 19043.1110

    :)
     
    bokbokwhoosh, Jul 16, 2021
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  2. While sending mail, does not show my name, instead shows my email address

    I would suggest you to follow the steps to change the Account display in Mail app:

    1. Open Mail app

    2. Select “settings”.

    3. Under settings select “Manage Account”.

    4. Click on the Account name

    5. Change the Account name

    If still not working, try the steps below:

    • In the Mail app, open Settings (the gear icon).
    • Click 'Manage Accounts'
    • Select the account you want to change the outgoing display name for
    • Click 'options for syncing email, contacts, and calendar'
    • in the account sync settings, there should be a 'Your name' text field that is used as the display name for outgoing emails.
     
    ManojKumarMK, Jul 16, 2021
    #2
  3. Bastet Win User
    error 0x8007042b when adding a Yahoo Mail account to MS Mail App

    Yes, once 2-factor authentication is enabled you should then create the app specific password & enter it instead of the account password.
     
    Bastet, Jul 16, 2021
    #3
  4. Brink Win User

    Alt+Tabbing to Mail app selects ribbon instead of the email text

    Mail app will not open on 10041.

    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. Alt+Tabbing to Mail app selects ribbon instead of the email text :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
    Brink, Jul 16, 2021
    #4
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