Outlook

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by qcontinuum, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. qcontinuum

    qcontinuum Guest

    Hey - can somone tell me how do do this?

    I run XP Pro, and when at my PC I leave my mail client (Outlook Express) open all the time. What I want to do is make it so when minimized, instead of taking up task-bar space, I want it to minimize into the systray.I'm sure this must be a simple reghack, forcing applications to minimize into the systray (Outlook Express specific), but I don't know how. Just default Outlook Express packed with windows XP pro
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    There is no Reg hack that will do this as far as I know, Outlook there is, but not Outlook Express.

    the following programs will do it, I like the second one better, but everyone has a different opinion, so I listed two.

    U can try this program Power Menu

    or better yet this one

    Tray Min

    good luck :D
     
  3. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    As a security tip, go to view -> Layout and uncheck "show preview pane" to prevent certain virus emails automatically opening their attachments. This happened to me once, the virus got past norton AV and installed itself, and was a big pain to kill. And if you try selecting the email to delete it? yep, it gets previewed and installs itself again :rolleyes: So turn off the evil preview pane if you haven't already lol.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Thanks for that tip. I was wondering whether that could be done with outlook. :D
     
  5. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    I was actually talking to Q (hehe) about outlook express lol, isn't the preview pane off by default in Outlook?
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Nope it's on. Ready & willing to open all attachments. Not any more though. :cool:
     
  7. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    I beleive it's only the nasty ones that open automatically. some sort of html code presumably. Usually you have to open attachments manually but... not worth it hehe. (omg I actually helped someone, lol)
     
  8. Gina1258

    Gina1258 Guest

    I use the program TweakOL to minimize outlook to my system tray. I also use the program detach xp to enable downloads of some attachments from my email which outlook doesn't allow .... These 2 programs can be found at this site for download.
    Here is the link!!!
    http://www.mcdev.com/
    Gina