Minimizing Outlook shuts it down

Posted on 2006-04-24
Last Modified: 2008-08-08
I am using Outlook 2003 on Win XP Pro.  For some inexplicable reason, whenever I minimize Outlook (or click on the view desktop icon, which has the same effect as minimizing Outlook and all other running apps), Outlook exits.  No other running app is affected other than Outlook.  Any idea as to how I can resolve this?
Question by:danhar
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    Greetings, danhar !

    Are you sure Outlook is closing? Is there an Outlook icon in your Taskbar Notification Area? Does a right-click on that icon show a checkmark next to "Hide when minimized?" If so, uncheck it, and your Outlook taskbar button will show even when Outlook is minimized.

    Best wishes!

    Author Comment

    Thanks war1... I knew it was a fairly easy resolution however I was not able to find it on my own.  I went looking for a setting in Outlook, never thought of looking in the system tray.
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    Expert Comment

    You are welcome, danhar!

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    I just had a user have the same problem. I came here first and saved me a ton of time searching the neet for an answer.


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