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    More days on the Today page - Safe? (2002 SP-2)

    I was poking around in the registry and found

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0Outloo kToday

    which contains, among other things, the string (REG_SZ) value

    CalDays

    My question is, is there any detrimental effect in increasing it beyond Outlook's default maximum of seven?

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    Re: More days on the Today page - Safe? (2002 SP-2)

    Being a bit of a cynic, I would ask:
    a) do you know what that registry value does?
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] why do you want to change it?

    As always, when modifying the registry, for <font color=blue>complete safety</font color=blue> you need to have a complete backup of the machine, including the registry, and be able to restore it from scratch in the event of "unhappiness occurring". Most of the time, if you're careful, you might get away with changing things. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16> Until the time when you don't get away with it...

    Bill spent lots of money getting XP right (and there are even some who say that he wasn't entirely successful!!). Please don't make him cross by breaking it... <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15>
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: More days on the Today page - Safe? (2002 SP-2)

    <hr>a) do you know what that registry value does?<hr>

    Easy. It specifies the number of days shown on Outlook's Today page. If you set it to whatever in Outlook, that key changes accordingly. If you set that key to a value between one and seven, inclusive, the number of days on the Today screen changes accordingly as does the value for Show this number of days in my calendar in Outlook's Customize Outlook Today options. Of course, you can set the number higher than seven but then the dropdown in Options is initially a blank the next time you go there.

    <hr>[img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] why do you want to change it?<hr>

    W?BIC! (Why? Because I Can!)

    <hr>Bill spent lots of money getting XP right<hr>

    Good thing I'm using Windows 2000 [img]/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img] .

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    Re: More days on the Today page - Safe? (2002 SP-2

    FWIW, I ran 10 days on Outlook 2K (pre SR-1) for quite some time without any problems. Have not had the grounds to test this any further since. HTH
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    Re: More days on the Today page - Safe? (2002 SP-2

    Thanks for the info.

    I figured it was fairly safe to do as I've been fiddling with the registry since 1996 and I've mostly figured out what's safe and not safe to do by now, and this sounded like one of the more benign hacks. However, since I had not heard about this one before I wanted to know if it had been attempted before. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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