Outlook 2010 Views change without asking
Posted on 2011-10-21
Suppose I am in the Tasks folder. I create a custom view called, say, MyFavoriteView. Let's say that view shows tasks sorted first by Due date (ascending) and then by Subject (ascending). I choose that view. All is fine.
I then decide I want to temporarily view my tasks sorted by, say, Reminder Time. So I click the heading "Reminder time" and all my tasks are immediately sorted by Reminder Time. So far so good. When I'm done with that view, I want to go back to my custom view (ie MyFavoriteView). So I click the button in the Current View group called MyFavoriteView. Logic says this would give me my custom view. In fact, it turns out that my custom view, MyFavoriteView, has been modified, without asking me, to the view I got after clicking the Reminder Time column. So I'm stuck with my tasks sorted by Reminder Time until I laboriously set up MyFavoriteView correctly again.
This is equivalent to making some modifications to a spreadsheet, deliberately closing it without saving it, re-opening it and discovering all the modifications you didn't want saved were in fact saved. It makes no sense.
Am I doing something wrong here?