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Old 04-16-02, 01:58 AM
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Outlook Express question?

Is there any way to set up Outlook Express to minimise into the system tray? I know you can do it with regular Outlook. Any ideas for Express?
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how do you do it with regular outlook?
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To minimize Outlook 2002 to the system tray, start regedit and follow the steps below:

Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Office/10.0/Outlook/Preferences

Right click and select New>DWORD Value
Where it says New Value #1 type MinToTray
Now double click on it and where it says Value Data type 1

You are done!

This only works on Outlook 2002.
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nevermind i found something thoguht it might help

"the only way to minimize OE to the tray is to download a program called OutTray from . if anyone finds another way please post it here! "OutTray
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Thanks that's cool. both of em that is
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I actually have another query about outlook express. I use Eudora and have no use for Outlook. However, it is on my Win XP and I forget if it came with the software or if it is included in Office 2000. Anyway I was wondering how I would go about deleting it because it doesn't show up on installed programs and when I try to use Norton uninstall I get this error message.

"The file 'C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe' is protected and cannot be selected."

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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Originally posted by olie029
To minimize Outlook 2002 to the system tray, start regedit and follow the steps below:

Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Office/10.0/Outlook/Preferences

Right click and select New>DWORD Value
Where it says New Value #1 type MinToTray
Now double click on it and where it says Value Data type 1

You are done!

This only works on Outlook 2002.
Thanks for the tip. Sure seems like Microsoft would put a check box for this somewhere - lord knows they have enough check boxes for other "useless" things!
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And why exactly would you want to minimize Outlook to the system tray? Just to get rid of taskbar clutter?

Edit: Is Outlook 2002 the same as Outlook XP? Maybe I should try this...

Edit (again): Never mind, just tried it. Thanks for the tip!

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Originally posted by criptik28
And why exactly would you want to minimize Outlook to the system tray? Just to get rid of taskbar clutter?

Edit: Is Outlook 2002 the same as Outlook XP? Maybe I should try this...
Pretty much. I have Outlook start up when I start my computer (email, contacts, scheduler, sticky notes), so it is always running, more like a system tray item than an application.

So, currently, I ALWAYS have it on my taskbar... system tray just seems more logical.
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Glad I could help. I accomplished something,

I AM SOMEBODY!!!!! LOL :P
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I use a program called Watchcat to hide programs I don't want on the taskbar. They don't even take up space in the system tray (beyond the watchcat icon). It also hides icons on the desktop and has some other great options:

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...id,7343,00.asp

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Originally posted by Blake
I use a program called Watchcat to hide programs I don't want on the taskbar. They don't even take up space in the system tray (beyond the watchcat icon). It also hides icons on the desktop and has some other great options:

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...id,7343,00.asp

Thanks for the heads up, nice little program. Went to the authors site, he needs a better pic. Looks like one from a line up LOL

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