What is Outlook 2016 keyboard shortcut that open tasks in a New Window

Need an Outlook 2016 keyboard shortcut that open tasks.  Not one that SWITCHES to Tasks, but one that actually opens Tasks in a new window.  

If you know the same for the others: Mail, Calendar, Contacts & Notes, that would be great, too!

Thanks!~

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oaktreesAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
there is none you could create shortcuts
Calendar
<pathtooutlook>outlook.exe" /select outlook:calendar
Contacts
<pathtooutlook>outlook.exe" /select outlook:contacts
Tasks
<pathtooutlook>outlook.exe" /select outlook:tasks

CTRL-4 uses same window
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I tried Ctrl-4 and it brings up my Task Window only. Your machine? Does it do that?
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oaktreesAuthor Commented:
Hi David,

Please could you give me an example with a path included?  (I know it won't by MY path, but just so I could see how to format it.)

At the same time -would this open two instances, or more, of Outlook?  

Thanks!

OT
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
One instance with many windows
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\Outlook.exe" /select outlook:contacts
oaktreesAuthor Commented:
Seems like two instances.

What do you think is happening?

Thanks!

OT
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have two Outlook Profiles on one computer here, one Profile on my Laptop.

Either way, Ctrl-4 opens the Task View Window and not another occurrence.

Did you try Ctrl-4 while Outlook was open. What did you see?

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oaktreesAuthor Commented:
Hi John,

You're right: Ctrl-4 does open the Task View Window.  However, it does so in the same window.  Looking for a new window shortcut.

David's suggestion:

there is none [that use a new window] you could create shortcuts
Calendar
<pathtooutlook>outlook.exe" /select outlook:calendar
Contacts
<pathtooutlook>outlook.exe" /select outlook:contacts
Tasks
<pathtooutlook>outlook.exe" /select outlook:tasks

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\Outlook.exe" /select outlook:contacts

Works, too - BUT opens multiple instances of the program each time.

Thanks!

OT
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Outlook will keep within the Outlook Window (frame) as Outlook allows for multiple occurrences. So you need to work within the constraint provided.  And the shortcut opens another occurrence as you note.
oaktreesAuthor Commented:
Hi John,

I'm confused.  Look at this.  (attached)  Within Outlook itself the program offers users a way to open Contact, Calendar, Notes...all panes as a new window WITHOUT initiating a new occurrence of the program.  That's what I'm looking for: how we can get a keyboard shortcut to that.

How does that look?  I wonder if a Macro would do it?  (Does Outlook have macros?)

Thanks!

OT
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes you can open a new Window (not another occurrence) and Ctrl-4 changes the second window view to Tasks.

Two steps instead of one.
oaktreesAuthor Commented:
Need a single step.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Single step does it in the same Windows. This works well.

No single step to open a new Window. Different thing and they do not combine.
oaktreesAuthor Commented:
Macro?
oaktreesAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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