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Try clicking the 'double-square' icon at the upper right, but not quite at the upper right corner - it should be just to the left of the red X. That will return it to the 'restored' size that isn't minimized and isn't full-screen.
This should work barring unusual circumstances... let me know if e.g. you have an Android handheld.
When you have that 1/2 " of task bar visible, where is it located? in a little bar at the bottom or near the bottom of the screen? or at the side of the screen somewhere?
Also, are you on a Windows PC, or an Apple computer, or maybe some kind of tablet or handheld?
OK, the 'restored' bar isn't a window at all, then.
What icons are in the 'restored' bar? And is one of them an X and another one a square, or is it a double-square, as well as one that looks like an underline _ ?
OK. This is a problem that is common enough with Outlook.
Go to Control Panel, then go to
then go to
Change the size of all items
and if it is set to 150%, that is the problem: too large a size on too small a screen results in Outlook windows having only two sizes: down to almost nothing, or full-screen.
Set it to 100 %, then click on Apply.