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Minimizing Outlook to System Tray

By kaighoba ·
Hello, I received a tip from TechRepulic which helped minimize Outlook to the system tray (instead of quick lunch bar). Now I want to reverse the process and can't find a way to do it. (I believe it was a code in registery part of Outlook). Could you help? Thanks.

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by jschein In reply to Minimizing Outlook to Sys ...

This is how you got it minimized...

You can use the registry to minimize Outlook 2002 to the system tray by performing the following steps:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Preferences.
From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD value.
Enter a name of MinToTray.
Double-click the new value, and set it to 1.
Restart Outlook.
After you perform these steps, Outlook will reside in the system tray.


Just undo it, reboot, and voila'

Good Luck.

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by Penguin Netwerx In reply to Minimizing Outlook to Sys ...

An alternative to your method would be to remove the custom Registry hack and use "PowerMenu." Once installed (very small footprint) you can right-click the program's Title bar and choose "Minimize to Tray." To restore from the tray, simply double-click the program's icon.

I don't recall the URL for PowerMenu, but if you can't find it, contact me and I'll point you to my FTP server.

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