Moderated Re: Sorting Outlook Messages By Date

Tom Behler

Takis and all:


You are correct in that alt v a b w is a toggle with checks and unchecks the groups option.


However, when I check the groups option, my messages are still not separated by date groupings.  They are arranged chronologically by date, but date groupings still do not show.  At the top of the list view is a message that says “group by expanded flag star date no date expanded.  I’m not quite sure what this means.


Tom Behler



From: <> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:33 AM
Subject: Re: Sorting Outlook Messages By Date


Hi Tom/all,

A quick way of doing that, courtesy of one of our members, is: Within outlook and ribbons unchecked: alt-v, a, b, w. I wanted the reverse, i.e. abolish the grouping announcement, however the command is a toggle I think. So Tom, just give it a chance and I believe this is what you need.

                                                            Take care,



From: <> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:07 AM
To: jfw list <>
Subject: Sorting Outlook Messages By Date


Hello, everyone.


I just installed the latest Jaws 2020 update on this Windows 10 computer.


I’m using Outlook e-mail in Microsoft 365.


In the list of improvements with this update, I know Jaws will now group messages according to date, which could be quite convenient when sorting through a large folder list view.


Here’s what the update notes say:


“JAWS can now indicate group changes, such as dates or conversations, as you navigate through message lists. For example, if your Outlook view settings
are set to show messages by date and you are navigating a folder containing messages covering multiple days, when you move to the first message in the
new date group, you will hear announcements such as "today," "yesterday," "last week," or "two weeks ago." To turn on this feature, open Quick Settings
(INSERT+V) while in Outlook and select the Announce Group Change in Lists check box.”


I checked the “announce group change” option, but my messages still do not appear to be grouped by date.


Am I missing a step here?




Tom Behler




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