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How to stop Outlook getting closed when minimized/closed?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-05-19

For some Outlook users, they are surprised that the Outlook getting closed when they minimizing it. As the Outlook icon displays in the closed status at the task bar. See screenshot:

Actually, Outlook is not closed in this status, but the icon is hided in the task bar when minimized. Indeed the icon status showing in the task bar might cause confusion of this problem. In this article, we will show you how to stop Outlook getting closed when minimized. In general, it is about how to prevent Outlook icon being hided in the task bar when minimizing.

Stop Outlook getting closed when minimized by unchecking the Hide when Minimized
Stop Outlook getting closed when Closed with only one click


Stop Outlook getting closed when minimized by unchecking the Hide when Minimized

1. In the Task bar, click the Show hidden icon button to display the icons box. See screenshot:

2. Find and right click the Outlook icon, uncheck Hide When Minimized option from the list.

From now on, when you minimizing the Outlook, the icon still be highlighted in the task bar and cause no confusion of closing for you anymore.


Stop Outlook getting closed when Closed with only one click

With the Close To Minimize utility of Kutools for Outlook, you can prevent Outlook from closing with only one click when clicking on the Close button.

Kutools for Outlook : with more than 100 handy Outlook add-ins, free to try with no limitation in 30 days.

Just click Kutools Plus > Close To Minimize to enable the feature.

From now on, when clicking on the Close button, Outlook will be minimized instead of closing.

If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to free download the software first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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Thanks , helps a lot,
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Simple but very useful, thanks!
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Thanks .. it was creating a lot of discomfort. multiple sessions were being created.
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thanks for this article,.it's working
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Thats so funny, been suffering with that for a month and its that simple. I thought it was a bug.
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