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    Auto-Open Inbox, Calendar & Contacts at Startup (2000)

    Ever time I start Outlook, I would like to have 3 windows open, all maximized: Inbox, Calendar, Contacts. Currently this accomplished by:

    1. Outlook automatically opens Inbox as the default folder
    2. Right-click on Calendar in the Outlook Bar and select Open in New Window
    3. Maximize the Calendar window
    4. Right-click on Contacts in the Outlook Bar and select Open in New Window
    5. Maximize the Contacts window

    Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    Re: Auto-Open Inbox, Calendar & Contacts at Startup (2000)

    If you close Outlook by clicking on Exit rather than clicking the X or double-clicking the left-hand icon, those windows will automatically open next time you open Outlook. (This information was given to me here in the Lounge - I'm not that clever!)

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    Re: Auto-Open Inbox, Calendar & Contacts at Startup (2000)

    To make it easier, you can add a button to the toobar to do it for you. If you forget to use 'exit' and 'close' the windows instead, then next time you start OL you'll have to manualy reopen your windows.
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    Re: Auto-Open Inbox, Calendar & Contacts at Startup (2000)

    It almost works if I choose "Exit and Log Off", but it never works if I choose "Exit". If I choose "Exit" it only closes the current window. If I choose "Exit and Log Off" it works but the order that Calendar and Contacts windows open is inconsistent. Their order of opening and resulting Taskbar alternates between (going left to right):

    - Inbox, Calendar, Contacts
    - Inbox, Contacts, Calendar

    In my company's environment, we want to have the most consistent look and feel as we rollout several new applications. This includes the order applications open and their position on the Taskbar.

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    Re: Auto-Open Inbox, Calendar & Contacts at Startup (2000)

    You're right, I checked my 'kill OL' button and it's 'exit & logoff'. I suspect the order probably depends on the the latest use of each window.

    Controlling the taskbar sounds a bit ambitious! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> But I can suggest two options:

    First, create a macro and use a button to run it, after you open OL.

    Second, create a script using <!post=AutoIt, 221780>AutoIt<!/post>, or similar, to do the whole shebang for you.
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    Re: Auto-Open Inbox, Calendar & Contacts at Startup (2000)

    For me, adding the Exit Button worked beautifully. I added, clicked and everything closed, Clicked Outlook and everything opened beautifully. No need to Log-off. However, I'm using Outlook XP on Wind 2002 so maybe that's an improvement.

    <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> I love the button. Thank you again.

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