Office Shortcut Bar (OSB) setup, startup, and exit behavior is different from earlier versions of Office

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For a Microsoft Office XP version of this article, see 290122.

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SYMPTOMS

When you run the Setup program for Microsoft Office 2000, the Office Shortcut Bar (OSB) may not be installed. This behavior is different from earlier versions of Office.

In addition, when you close the Office Shortcut Bar, it prompts you whether to start it automatically when you start Microsoft Windows.

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The following tables list the installation types for Office and whether the Setup program installs the Office Shortcut Bar when you select a particular installation type.
   Setup Type
   ----------------------------
   Install Now           Yes(1)
   Upgrade Now           Yes(2)
   Custom                Yes(3)
   Run from Network      No(4)
   Run from CD           No(4)
				

Notes:

(1) An icon is installed in the Microsoft Office Tools subfolder in the Programs folder of the Start menu, however when clicked it will install the OSB on first use.

(2) Only if it is installed under the version of Office you are upgrading from.

(3) If you click Microsoft Office and click "Run all from My Computer", "Run all from the Network", "Run all from the CD", or specifically choose the OSB from the Office Tools list of components.

(4) The Office Shortcut Bar is not started automatically, however a shortcut to the Office Shortcut Bar is installed in the Microsoft Office Tools subfolder of the Programs folder on Start menu.

Starting the Office Shortcut Bar

If you start the Office Shortcut Bar from the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar shortcut in the Office Tools folder, the following message appears

Would you like to configure the Office Shortcut Bar to start
automatically whenever Windows is started?
					
and you can click Yes or No. If you click Yes, the Autostart registry value is set to 1 (one) in the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Shortcut Bar
The next time you start Windows, the Office Shortcut Bar is automatically started.

NOTE: A shortcut to the Microsoft Office (Osa9.exe) program must be in your StartUp folder in order for the Office Shortcut Bar to run at startup. The Osa9.exe program contains a -l (lowercase letter L) switch that starts the Office Shortcut Bar.

If you click No, the Office Shortcut Bar starts, but the Autostart registry value is set to 0 (zero) and the OSB does not automatically start the next time you start Windows.

Exiting the Office Shortcut Bar


With the Office Shortcut Bar running, if you right-click the Office Shortcut Bar title bar, and then click Exit on the shortcut menu, the following message appears:
You are closing the Office Shortcut Bar. The Office Shortcut Bar will
start again automatically when you start Windows. Do you want the Office
Shortcut Bar to start automatically when you start Windows?
					
You can then click Yes or No.

If you click Yes, the Office Shortcut Bar continues to appear every time you restart your computer.

If you click No, the next time you restart your computer, the Office Shortcut Bar is not started because it has reset the Autostart registry value (see above) to 0 (zero).

NOTE: If you run the Office Setup program in Maintenance Mode, the Setup program indicates that the Office Shortcut Bar is installed.

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Article ID: 203078 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
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  • Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition
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  • Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Edition
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  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
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