Outlook locks up, “Research Pane”

Once every couple of weeks, my Outlook 2010 freezes up.  Whatever I click, I get “Research Pane,” and nothing I type shows up.  I wondered if it was a keyboard issue, but other MS applications worked.  So after some Googling I found a solution.  Need to open VB (Alt-F11) and then the immediate window (Ctrl-G), and then type:


Application.Explorers(1).CommandBars("Research").Enabled = false


Originally found this as one of the results here: