Outlook calendar: show the next 3 days

Outlook allows us to easily switch between calendar views like “Day”, “Work week”, “Week” and “Month”. What I miss on this list is my favorite calendar view, available in Google Calendar and some other apps: “3 days”.

I find that the view showing the next 3 days (by which I mean today + 2 next days), is perfect. It allows noticing events in the near future that might require preparation today. But it’s less than 5–7 days, which can be a bit overwhelming.

So, how to do it? It’s actually as simple as learning a single keyboard shortcut!

Alt + 3

Or more generally, Alt + number of days between 1 and 7

This trick works both in Outlook (Desktop) and Outlook (Web). Although in the Web app, there is now also a menu item for the same action 🙂

The downside is that I cannot see a way to make it “skip” weekends. So on a Friday you would just see Friday + Saturday + Sunday. But maybe there is no point in worrying about the next week on a Friday? 😉

1 thought on “Outlook calendar: show the next 3 days”

  1. The three day view is one of my favorite Google Calendar views as well and everyone once in a while I’ve said to myself, “I wish Outlook Calendar would do this.” I’d then take a quick look at Outlook’s options, didn’t see anything, and then moved on to more urgent stuff on my plate.

    Until I saw this post, I didn’t realize how very easy it is to switch over to whatever number of days we want. Thank you for posting this information!


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