How to Minimize Microsoft Office Outlook to the System Tray

Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called “MinToTray” and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Preferences]
Value Name: MinToTray
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (1 = System Tray, 0 = Taskbar)


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  1. Rodrgo said,

    November 12, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

    Worked for me! (MS Office 2007 [12.xx...].

    Thank you!

  2. hm2k said,

    November 12, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

    Thanks for your reply.

    I thought I’d make this easier for you in future, and wrote a little script to fix it for you:


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