Microsoft KB Archive/251340
Article ID: 251340
Article Last Modified on 3/28/2007
- Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
- Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
- Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q251340
This article describes how to start Microsoft Office Outlook in a minimized state from the desktop and when you start Microsoft Windows.
To successfully configure Outlook to run in a minimized state, all of the following conditions must be true:
- Outlook is currently running.
- Outlook is not configured to open to an Outlook Today view by default.
- Outlook is not maximized.
NOTE: If Outlook is running in a maximized state, right-click the Outlook task on your Windows task bar, and then click Restore.
To create a customized Outlook shortcut, follow these steps:
- Quit Outlook.
- Right-click the Outlook icon on the desktop, and then click Create Shortcut.
- Right-click the shortcut, and then click Properties.
- On the Shortcut tab, click Minimized in the Run list, click Apply, and then click OK.
To start Outlook in a minimized state when Windows starts, copy the shortcut to the Startup folder and leave a copy on the desktop.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Right-click the shortcut created in the previous steps, and then click Copy.
- Right-click Start, and then click Explore, to open Windows Explorer at the Start Menu folder.
- Click the plus sign next to the Programs folder, and then click the Startup folder.
- Right-click in the right pane in Windows Explorer, and then click Paste Shortcut.
When you restart Windows, Outlook runs in a minimized state.
NOTE: Some Outlook configurations may interrupt running in the minimized state. Outlook may prompt you for a password or for a profile. Once you respond, Outlook is minimized. Reminders for tasks and appointments and the Outlook product banner appear normally.
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