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
- Outlook is not maximized.
: 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
- 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.
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.
Article ID: 251340 - Last Review: September 20, 2011 - Revision: 6.0
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