• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1266
  • Last Modified:

Minimizing Outlook shuts it down

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?
  • 2
1 Solution
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!
danharAuthor Commented:
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.
You are welcome, danhar!
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.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now