Keep outlook open in icon bar (windows)

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okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example: Windows Live

Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows, Live is still open via the

little icon bar, and you can click on that, or when you try to click the

regular run option from start menu or something, it just opens up the main

window.

can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it gives you

the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i want, i want to be

able to close the main window and have the program still running. suggestions?
 
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F.H. Muffman

> okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example:
> Windows Live Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows, Live
> is still open via the little icon bar, and you can click on that, or
> when you try to click the regular run option from start menu or
> something, it just opens up the main window.

> can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it
> gives you the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i
> want, i want to be able to close the main window and have the program
> still running. suggestions?


Close the main window? No.

Hide when minimized is exactly what you want. Just minimize the main window,

don't close it.

f.h.

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okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example: Windows Live

Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows, Live is still open via the

little icon bar, and you can click on that, or when you try to click the

regular run option from start menu or something, it just opens up the main

window.

can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it gives you

the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i want, i want to be

able to close the main window and have the program still running. suggestions?
Version of outlook? You can show newer versions in the tray when miimized. The quick launch shortcut uses te recycle switch and will open the existing window, not a new one.
 
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programmedDeath

"F.H. Muffman" wrote:


> > okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example:
> > Windows Live Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows, Live
> > is still open via the little icon bar, and you can click on that, or
> > when you try to click the regular run option from start menu or
> > something, it just opens up the main window.
> > can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it
> > gives you the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i
> > want, i want to be able to close the main window and have the program
> > still running. suggestions?


> Close the main window? No.
> Hide when minimized is exactly what you want. Just minimize the main window,
> don't close it.

> > f.h.
> Microsoft

>


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no i dont want to just minimize it, if i just minimize it then i dont need

the icon, it would be pointless. i want to be able to close it like live

messenger. but i guess its not currently possible
 
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programmedDeath

"F.H. Muffman" wrote:


> > okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example:
> > Windows Live Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows, Live
> > is still open via the little icon bar, and you can click on that, or
> > when you try to click the regular run option from start menu or
> > something, it just opens up the main window.
> > can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it
> > gives you the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i
> > want, i want to be able to close the main window and have the program
> > still running. suggestions?


> Close the main window? No.
> Hide when minimized is exactly what you want. Just minimize the main window,
> don't close it.

> > f.h.
> Microsoft

>


no, the point is i dont want to minimize i want to close. but i guess its

not possible.
 
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F.H. Muffman

>>> okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example:
> >> Windows Live Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows, Live
> >> is still open via the little icon bar, and you can click on that, or
> >> when you try to click the regular run option from start menu or
> >> something, it just opens up the main window.
> >
>>> can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it
> >> gives you the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i
> >> want, i want to be able to close the main window and have the
> >> program still running. suggestions?
> >>

> > Close the main window? No.
> > Hide when minimized is exactly what you want. Just minimize the main
> > window,
> > don't close it.


> no i dont want to just minimize it, if i just minimize it then i dont
> need the icon, it would be pointless. i want to be able to close it
> like live messenger. but i guess its not currently possible


I'm confused.

What, precisely, is the difference?

When you 'close' the Windows Live window, all you are doing is hiding the

application window and leaving the application running.

When you enable 'hide when minimized' in Outlook, all you are doing is hiding

the application window *when you minimize*, leaving the application running.

The only difference is what button you click in the Outlook window.

Seriously.

f.h.

Microsoft
 
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programmedDeath

"programmedDeath" wrote:



> "F.H. Muffman" wrote:
>
> > > okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example:
> > > Windows Live Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows, Live
> > > is still open via the little icon bar, and you can click on that, or
> > > when you try to click the regular run option from start menu or
> > > something, it just opens up the main window.
> > > > can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it
> > > gives you the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i
> > > want, i want to be able to close the main window and have the program
> > > still running. suggestions?

> > Close the main window? No.
> > Hide when minimized is exactly what you want. Just minimize the main window,
> > don't close it.
> > > > f.h.
> > Microsoft
> >


> sorry for the previous response i couldnt delete it. i thought it meant hide the ICON when minimized, i want to only show the tray, not the little minimized part. anyway, i guess ill try
 
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F.H. Muffman

>>>> okay, the easiest way for my to explain this is with an example:
> >>> Windows Live Messenger. Even when you close all of the windows,
> >>> Live is still open via the little icon bar, and you can click on
> >>> that, or when you try to click the regular run option from start
> >>> menu or something, it just opens up the main window.
> >>
>>>> can you do this with outlook? i see that the icon is open, and it
> >>> gives you the option to hide it, but that's the opposite of what i
> >>> want, i want to be able to close the main window and have the
> >>> program still running. suggestions?
> >>
>>> Close the main window? No.
> >> Hide when minimized is exactly what you want. Just minimize the main
> >> window, don't close it.


> sorry for the previous response i couldnt delete it. i thought it
> meant hide the ICON when minimized, i want to only show the tray, not
> the little minimized part. anyway, i guess ill try


That's what Hide when Minimized does.

It hides the item from the task bar and only leaves the system tray icon.

You mean you didn't actually try it before saying it wasn't what you wanted?

f.h.

Microsoft
 
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