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Minimize Outlook to system tray of MS Office 2003

This setting lets you minimize Outlook 2003 to the system tray area near clock.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Normally, Outlook gets minimized to taskbar but you can change the setting here. The users, who always use Outlook, this can save some clutter in the taskbar.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkeys “\11.0\Outlook\Preferences” is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a DWORD value name “MinToTray”, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box with “1” to minimize to system tray and “0” to minimize to taskbar.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

Minimize Outlook to system tray.reg

The ".reg" file can add "Outlook" to the "System Tray".

Dont minimize Outlook to system tray (default).reg

The ".reg" file can add "Outlook" to the "Task Bar" instead of the "System Tray".

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The "Outlook 2003" is minimised to the "System Tray" area near the clock after the changes.

The "Outlook 2003" is minimised to the "Task Bar" and not to the "System Tray".

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\] key, right-click on the "MinToTray" DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Third, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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