Helping OL remember which calendars were selected

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astro46

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Since this problem continues in Outlook 2016 (Getting Outlook to remember what calendars were selected when you last used Outlook and to reselect them at start-up). Is there some registry modification that will accomplish this?

I saw the thread about not using 'start in Calendar folder' or having calendar 'open in separate window'. And about using VBA script. I find vba script daunting.
 

astro46

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I have discovered that if I open calendar in new window, check the calendars that i want open. then change that window to eg mail, before going to file>exit, the next time I open OL, two windows open, one on the mail view, which I then change back to calendar, and all the checked calendars are still checked. apparently OL stores the info somewhere, and can access it when restarting. trick will be keeping if from deleting the choices when closing.
 

Diane Poremsky

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It should remember the calendar(s) that is/are checked. iCloud addin can mess it up as icloud calendar will always be selected (caused by the app) - there might be other addins or programs that also cause changes but i'm not aware of any.
 

astro46

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I am surprised. Seems there was another thread about this topic a while back (which I can't find ), and I see other people posting about it, with no solutions, at other sites.

I have tried saving 'current view as a new view', saving as a calendar group. the only thing that works is changing the window to something other than calendar before closing, then changing it back after opening. (I have two windows open, mail and calendar. use file>exit to close, so that when restarting both windows open again)

what do i have to do to get outlook to remember all the open calendars when starting with a calendar window?
 

Diane Poremsky

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I'm sure there are other threads saying it doesn't work but something is preventing it from working as designed. The first versions that supported side-by-side did not remember the selected calendars - this was fixed in 2007/2010 time frame. (I think in 2010 and in a 2007 update but it's so long ago that i forget exactly).

If you want to start in the calendar, you'll need to use a macro. Select Specific Calendar When Outlook Starts



I have tried saving 'current view as a new view', saving as a calendar group.
The view only saves the view on the folder, not the folders that are selected/opened in the view. Calendar group just creates shortcuts to a group of calendar so you can check one box to show the entire group.
 

astro46

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I am understanding you to say that if clicking on the Outlook taskbar icon opens two windows: email and calendar, then multiple calendars won't be remembered. Correct? This also is what I read the problem to be in other threads. (Which led me to ask if there isn't a registry adjustment that will maintain the starting calendar selection, rather then let Outlook reset to default)


If you want to start in the calendar, you'll need to use a macro. Select Specific Calendar When Outlook Starts

If i use the the macro, does it work automatically when Outlook starts, or I would have to click a taskbar button to activate the macro?
 

Diane Poremsky

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that macro is an automatic macro:
Private Sub Application_Startup()
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