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onsdag den 20. februar 2008

Minimize Outlook to System tray

I found this small registry hack today because I have always been tired of having Outlook consume space in my Windows Taskbar. Enter this registry key and whenever you minimize Outlook it will only appear in the System tray. Sweeeeet....

Disclaimer (primarily because 90% of the readers of this blog are from the States ;o) ): Do NOT in any way try to alter settings in the Registry if you do not know what you are doing. I will not be held responsible blablabla.... if you mess up your own machine.

Hack is for Outlook 2003 - the Key path will be different if your Outlook is not the 2003 version.


Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences
Name: MinToTray
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 = System Tray, 0 = Taskbar


Reference: Click here

2 kommentarer:

Sjang sagde ...

Why not just use the build-in function to do that? Right click the tray icon, and you have an option "hide when minimized" you can enable. That'l do the trick :)

Kristian Erbou sagde ...

What the fuck? I never saw that one before... I still regard the registry hack to be the funniest (and scariest) one of the two solutions to make it work ;o)