Minimize Outlook To Your System Tray

The first thing I do when I turn on my PC for the day is open Outlook; it remains open as long as my PC is on. The only thing I do not like is that the Outlook button remains on my taskbar all the time. When I have several different things open, I feel like it is taking up valuable space on my taskbar.

So here is a tip that can change that. Once you create the registry entry outlined below, Outlook will be minimized to the System Tray instead of the Taskbar. When you click the minimize button in Outlook, Outlook will disappear as a tiny icon in the System Tray. You can then maximize the program by double clicking the icon.

Here is what you have to do. Open your Windows registry (type regedit at the run command). Locate the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Preferences.

Create a new DWORD value by clicking Edit, point to New, and click DWORD value. Type in MinToTray for the value name. Open the new DWORD value and change the value to ‘1’. Close your registry editor, open Outlook, and it should now minimize to the System Tray.

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