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    Help with a User Tip (Outlook (Office XP))

    Hi,
    I found a tip that will be helpful to me - if I can figure out how to do it.
    To make Outlook 2002 go to the system tray when you minimize it you need to go to a specific key, add a new DWORD value named "MinToTray" and give it a value of 1. I was ok until I got to making the value one. Please see screenshot attached. Where does the 1 go???
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Help with a User Tip (Outlook (Office XP))

    There should be no spaces in MinToTray.

    For a step by step instructions of how to do this see this pdf

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    Re: Help with a User Tip (Outlook (Office XP))

    From the screenshot, it looks like you are adding a new BINARY value, not a DWORD value. When you add a DWORD value, you have the oprion of base hexadecimal or decimal.
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    Re: Help with a User Tip (Outlook (Office XP))

    Tony and John,
    Thank you for your input; I went in to delete the key and found the place to enter the value of 1 (after I took the spaces out of MinToTray.) I have one other question, though. I have an administrator account and 4 user accounts (one of which I use all the time.) I did this regedit under the Administrator account and apparently it only works there. Do I have to give each user administrator rights, edit the registry under their login and then change them back?
    Thank you both for your help and time.

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    Re: Help with a User Tip (Outlook (Office XP))

    I think you have to do this for all users. The HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder contains the "configuration information for the user who is currently logged on" according to regedit help. Easy enough to check though. Simply switch users and see if Outlook will minimize to the system tray in the other accounts.
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    Re: Help with a User Tip (Outlook (Office XP))

    Hi John,
    I finally got back to this; had more pressing computer problems! I did change the users of Outlook to administrators and did the registry change under each login. Works well.
    Thanks for your help.

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