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    Tray icon (2003)

    Is there a way to permanently remove the Outlook icon that appear in the tray when Outlook 2003 starts? Thanks.
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    Re: Tray icon (2003)

    Right-click the notification area (system tray).
    Select Properties from the popup menu.
    Activate the Taskbar tab (if necessary).
    Click Customize...
    Click on Microsoft Office Outlook.
    Select Always hide from the dropdown list.
    Click OK twice.

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    Re: Tray icon (2003)

    Thanks, Hans. I should have mentioned that I had done that, sorry. I rather not hide Inactive icons and was looking for a different way.
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    Re: Tray icon (2003)

    As far as I know, there is no option to remove the icon completely, so hiding it is the only option you have. I don't understand your objection, since you can set this for each icon individually. Setting the Outlook icon to "always hide" has no effect on other icons.

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    Re: Tray icon (2003)

    Thanks, Hans. I just didn't want to go through the list (about 30) and make choices for them all, as I'd like most them to always be be shown, and I think the default is to hide when inactive. Sometimes I have so many apps open that some wil go inactive and I'll forget that they're open. I'm not all that fond of 2003: I had to manually move about 100 folders to my shortcut groups. Off topic, but do you know whether the shortcuts are stored somewhere so that I can copy them to other installations.
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    Re: Tray icon (2003)

    Which shortcuts do you mean?

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    Re: Tray icon (2003)

    The ones I created and that now appear in the Navigation Pane. I found the Folder List too cluttered, so I created shortcuts to what I need most. For example, Outlook will not let you delete the Notes or Junk-Email folders. My shortcuts, however, do not include them.
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    Re: Tray icon (2003)

    They are stored in C:ocuments and Settings<Username>Application DataMicrosoftOutlookOutlook.xml where <Username> is your Windows login name.

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    Re: Tray icon (2003)

    Thanks very much, Hans! I shall be sure to at least back up that file. I appreciate you help and patience!
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