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How to start Outlook minimized or minimized to tray?

This article will show you how to start Outlook in a minimized state, or start Outlook minimized to tray in details.

Start Outlook minimized or minimized to tray

Start Outlook minimized or minimized to tray

Please do as follows to start Outlook minimized or minimized to tray.

1. Quit your Outlook, find the Outlook icon in desktop, right click it, and then select Create shortcut from the context menu. See screenshot:

2. Then another Outlook icon is created on your desktop, right click it and select Properties.

3. In the Outlook Properties dialog box, select Minimized from the Run drop-down list under Shortcut tab, click the Apply button and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

From now on, when launching Outlook by using this new created shortcut, it will be in a minimized state.

Note: To minimize outlook to system tray, please go to the Notification Area of your computer, find the Outlook icon and right click it, then enable the Hide When Minimized function as below screenshot shown.

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    Eric · 1 months ago
    Great article. Very helpful! My only recommendation would be to add instructions to launch outlook when windows starts (can be done using the registry key Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).