Outlook opens minimized - durable solutions
Why does Outlook open minimized?
This user's problem was that Outlook is either minimized or maximized. Clicking Restore seems to minimize the Window, not restore it. The usual cause is because the window is pushed off the edge of the screen. Changing the screen resolution may have caused it, but you can fix it without changing display settings.
Hello, this is Gary from MacMost.com. In this episode, I'll show you why you never have to use the yellow minimize button to hide windows.
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So I use my Macs 60+ hours a week. I write, I make articles, I develop apps, I develop websites, I do all sorts of things with all sorts of different apps. The one thing I never do is click the little yellow button in the top left corner of a window.
I still see Mac users doing this all the time. But it really is an antiquated technique to hide a window. There are better ways of doing this.
So let's first look at what this button does. This is that little yellow button I'm talking about here. It's the minimize button.
You know it's called that because when we go to the Window menu, the Minimize command is synonymous with when you use Minimize, you'll see this yellow button blinking. Now what if I click on it by default? It seems to shrink the window into the dock and you can see a small icon version of the window in the dock here. You can click on it and it will bring it back.
You can shrink all kinds of windows from different apps to the Dock, then you can click the one you want to restore, you can change this behavior by going to System Preferences, then going to the Dock icon, in this case Pages To bring it back I have to ctrl click the icon or click and hold the icon and then I can select the window here and it will be brought back, you can also go to window and select it there, to bring it back, whether it's in the app icon or on the right side of the dock. What I see people doing a lot is using this button to get something out of the way. So maybe they don't really have two windows open here.
They just want to get pages out of the way so they can get on with other things. So minimize the window. Then I see people here on the right side of the dock with a whole list of icons minimized.
But there is a much better alternative to that. That means hide the app. If you go to the app menu you will find Hide and the name of the app here.
The keyboard shortcut is almost always Command H. So you can use this and the app disappears in no time App Switcher. So hold down the command key and then the tab key until you get to the app, then release the command key and the app will pop up.
You can also unhide the app while you're actually launching an application; when I go to the dock and click the icon like I'm launching the app, it just pops up because it's already running. Or I could use Launchpad or the Spotlight menu app and if the app is already running it just pop it up. The great thing about it is that it hides all of the windows at once, which is usually what people want.
So I open the last document here and I have two windows open now. If I just want to get pages out of the way instead of minimizing both, I can run Command H and they both disappear, then I could switch back to the app and they'll both show up, so I have both windows there at the same time, the only benefit to minimizing seems when you have multiple windows open you can hide one of them by minimizing it, but it's not as big today as it used to be. For example, it is very easy to just close a document.
To open it, just go to File, Open Recently and there it is. It opens just as quickly as it is, and it takes time to remove the minimizer from the dock again. So I see a lot of people with documents open but minimized when they could just close them and reopen them the next time they need them.
Another reason minimizing is no longer so necessary is that we don't always use multiple windows. Years ago it was normal, say, in a browser to have multiple browser windows open. But we don't do that now.
We have tabs. I'm doing Command Tab here to open up another tab and you can open three, four, five tabs and switch to different web pages in the tabs Now it's a single window and it's easy to hide this app, Command H. There is no benefit to you in minimizing it, other than maybe cluttering your dock, or maybe even forgetting that you opened this other window here, but only minimized it, hide it and show it again.
Now we can use tabs in almost any app. For example in Pages here if I were to open this second document here. Sure I can have these in separate windows, but I could merge them all and have them in tabs just like in the browser.
Then to hide them I can use Command H and of course using tabs means I only see one at a time anyway. So you can think of almost every tab that you are not, so it looks like they are minimized in the tabs here. Another option you have is just quit an app, here I have two tabs open, I am working on two documents, I don't even need to save as the save is now automatic like modern apps work, so I could go to Example add something here.
I will never save. What I'm going to do is just do command Q to exit. Now when I run the app again, the app will restart and show those two tabs there.
You can see that everything has been saved, so really not that much of a difference between quitting and hiding or minimizing. If this doesn't work exactly the same for you, go to System Preferences and under General there is a checkbox for Close window when an app exits You want to make sure it's turned off. You also want to have turned off that changes should be kept when you close documents.
This is automatically saved. Of course, this doesn't work with some third-party apps. Some third-party apps may insist on asking beforehand whether you want to save something you exit the app.
So, basically, I'm pleading here to stop using the minimize button e Command H to hide an app if you want to get it out of the way, or just quit the app knowing you can restart it , and it brings back the documents you worked on desktops.
How do I get Outlook to open maximized?
You can right click the Outlook shortcut, then you can find the Run box under Shortcut tab, choose Maximized and verify the result.
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Join Us For Exclusive Content And Course Discounts. So often, Mac users want to maximize a window on their screen. This can mean three different things and often what people really want is to maximize the third way But the first two are all they can find.
Let me explain. So here I have a Pages document open in the Pages app. Now I want this to fill the screen.
There are two really obvious ways to do this do what people normally go to, but none of them give them the result they want. The first is to just click that green button here. When you do that it will go into full screen mode.
Now here you can see if I'm actually moving the cursor there it gives me the choice and enabling full screen mode when the first option is. Then some other r options like Tiling Left and Right. So, clicking that green button or selecting Enter Full Screen does the same thing.
You can also go to View. Usually there is an Enter Full Screen command with a key combination. You take the window in full screen mode.
The menu bar disappears. If you had the dock there, it disappears. It takes up the whole thing.
What you've actually done is create a full screen app. When you go into Mission Control using the Ctrl key and the up arrow here you can see that you have your desktop and a full screen app pages. You go back to your desktop and maybe you have other apps running there and you can go Control up arrow back to Pages.
You can also use Control Left and Control Right. But the intent wasn't to make a full-screen app. It was easy to make the window as big as possible.
So let's get out of full screen mode here, I do this by moving my cursor up here and clicking the green button again. The second thing people do is use Window, Zoom. You can see Window, Minimize put the window in the dock.
There's Zoom that a lot of people think is Mac's way of doing maximize. But when I choose zoom this is what I get. It wasn't maximized at all.
What did it do? Well, it actually maximized the window, but only to the point of what was needed for the window. So let's zoom in again to see what this will reverse; you can see here, the document has a little more room here to the left and right. The sidebars are full size.
So when I zoomed in, the window was essentially resized to the maximum size that was needed here. The document here in Pages is full-size, everything fits, you won't miss a thing. What's confusing here is that in other apps, when you do the same window, Zoomit actually fills the screen.
In this case, in the Maps app, you have this large flexible space here. This will enlarge the window as much as possible to fit the screen, so I can use zoom to toggle between these modes. Another way to get to zoom is to double-click the title bar and obviously avoid all buttons.
Also, if you hold down the Option key when you hover your cursor over the green button, you'll see this change to Zoom. You can select this, or you can just Option-click the green button and it will zoom in there as well. Here is another example.
With Safari I double-click on the title. In the bar you can see that it is not zooming to the maximum size. Only the window has been enlarged to the maximum size required to comfortably view web pages.
The problem with zoom is in cases like this. All of these options; Double-click the title bar or click the green button to expand the window only as much as necessary. The window won't actually fill the entire screen.
So the third method is a consistent method to always let me show you the hard way now. The hard way is to either drag the sides of the window and fill in everything, or use the corners of the window - I can use the corners of this window here - drag the top left corner to the top left, drag the bottom right corner down bottom right. Now I get what I want.
But that's a lot of actions to achieve that. Is there a quick way to do this? It turns out there is one. See, if you hold the Option key and drag something, it will drag that side and the opposite side.
For example, if I drag the right side of the window here, you might see that it only pulls the right side of the window. But if I hold down the Option key and drag the right side, you can move the left side with it. Same when I pull the bottom one.
But when I hold down the Option key, the bottom and top move together. This also works with corners. So if I drag the lower left corner, you might just see it see pulling that.
But when I hold down the Option key, the lower left and upper right corners are dragged. The opposite corners are pulled at the same time. Now also notice that when you double-click a side or corner, everything snaps into place instead of dragging your way to the edge.
So I can double click on the left side there and you can see it snap into place on the left side. I can double-click at the top and it clicks up. When I double click the top left corner you say it snaps into place at the top left.
So when I combine these two things, hold down the Option key and double click on any corner, what happens is that corner snaps to the corner of the screen and the opposite corner also snaps to the corner of the screen. So, let me option double click on the top left corner and you can see that now the picture is filled in. This works with any corner as each corner plus the opposite corner to the edge of the screen will fill the screen.
So if you want to expand the window to fill the entire screen but leave the menu bar there, leaving other windows hidden underneath, then all you have to do is double-click the option on any corner of a window and it will fill the screen with that window. To check this, you can first maximize a window in full screen mode. Click the green button and now it's a full screen desktop.
If you want to zoom in, which will enlarge the window only as much as you need it, choose either Window, Zoom, or hold the Option key and click the green button or double-click the title bar. If you want the window to fill the screen regardless of the contents of the window, double-click one of the four corners.
How do I get my email to open full screen?
- 1) Click Compose, then click what looks like a resize arrow in the top right corner. ...
- 2) If you want this to be your default option, click the downward facing arrow, and select “Default to full-screen”
- Last Updated: 07/28/15.
- Would you like to display your inbox in a different layout, want to customize your view right here in Gmail to better suit your style, or are you tired of seeing things like that meet and chat window, especially when you are don't use this so you can see all of your labels on the left? In today's article I want to show you all the different ways you can view and interact with your messages right here in Gmail, but first I want to thank you very much to today's sponsor. SaneBox, SaneBox is the email tool that helps you keep your inbox under control. Why so few emails here? This is because SaneBox uses Artificial Intelligence to filter out unimportant emails from my email as it learns how to handle my messages.
To try SaneBox for yourself and get special credit, go to sanebox.com/simpletivity. In order for us to be able to change our views in Gmail, all we have to go up here on the gear icon.
Recently this settings area has changed so if you want to see all of your settings you can come here and say, 'Show all settings', but with Gmail it is it has become much more convenient for us to change our different views. Most of these are not new, but they have been placed in a location that is much more convenient for us to use. Here our first option is density.
And by default, this is actually the default view. The big difference here in the change Gmail made a few years ago is that if you have an attachment like the one you see here in Standard View, that attachment appears on a separate line that particular message really jumps out. This can be handy now because I can go straight to the attachment, I don't even have to open the email.
This is especially helpful when I'm already expecting a document that I don't need to see, however, the news can be a little harrowing I think in some cases because that really sticks out. And if you have a few different attachments here, skip ahead them out and look twice or maybe three times the size of the other messages on your list. We can still see the paper clip there indicating that we have an attachment to that message.
If you want to get even smaller, you can choose Compact and have more messages on the screen in front of you. For myself, I usually prefer comfy ones, so I'll leave it at that. I won't spend a lot of time on themes, I use the default theme here, but if you want something more adventurous, or if you want to upload your own photo as a background, you can do so in the themes section here.
But the real goodies come down when we can choose between different inbox types. Now this is our view here again by default. We're going to have our new messages appear at the top, a pretty straightforward and simple inbox.
However, we can choose another type of inbox where we have our important emails first. So here you can see that things have been split up. Anything that has any of these important markers will show up here at the top of my list, at the top of my inbox, and then I have this section called Everything Else.
Now you can conveniently minimize or maximize these areas if you want, but this can be especially helpful when using that all-important marker so your unread messages will automatically appear at the top and anything you've previously opened or seen will be below displayed. Our third option here has to do with a star first. So if you're using those stars, or maybe you have some filters or rules about where those stars go, well then those stars are going to show up at the top too.
And the great thing is that you can do this dynamically, you don't have to Set this as your inbox for the whole time you can always select that gear icon and come here and choose the one that works best for you. Next, we have a priority inbox that highlights a number of different things. Here we have important and unread above, then we have Marked and everything else.
What you will notice here when it comes to priority, multiple inboxes, and also the first standard, is that we can always click on that customization option here. So here I can choose what I want to display within this priority inbox. So, do you know what different sections I want to display here? You can choose what you like within the regular settings area.
You can do this for the other types of inboxes too, but let's jump back to our inbox, I'll click the gear icon so we can go back to that type of inbox. Multiple inboxes, again very similar to what we saw before. In this case it's branched in out a couple of different ways.
I have a couple of different filters, flagged, drafts, inbox, but I can customize that any way I want. For today's demonstration, I'll be going back to this default setting that you're probably most used to here, but I know a lot of people aren't aware of all of the different types of inboxes they can set up and the customizations that come with them. Now the next one can be really valuable to those of you who may have come from a Microsoft Outlook world.
And one of the things that I hear routinely that Scott, it looks very different and I would like to see the news, I want to interact with a message, but also see the rest of my email. Which is pretty standard in an Outlook world. You won't have a split, you will just see these messages and if I want to access this message I open it and then I have to go back and forth to my inbox.
But we have two other Reading Pane options here. The first is to the right of the inbox. Let me close this here for a second and again if you'd like you're an Outlook user, you probably know this.
Here I can select the picture, or sorry I can select the message on the left and then I can read, I can reply, I can do what I want to, I can go to the next message, I can do this list go up and down and I can interact with my message here on the right. But we can also choose a different view, we can go down to the inbox here. So here you can choose, you can drag and see how many messages you want to see at the top of the screen.
And then you can see your message below and interact with it down here The view is that sometimes that reply and forwarding, some of those hot keys below, will be hidden a little depending on the screen size you have. But again, you can drag that up and down as you wish. But there's one other thing I'd like to point out here is that you don't always have to get to the gear icon to make this switch.
Gmail recently also made this more convenient for us here by giving us the ability to toggle between these modes. For example, I can immediately go back to no split, or to the vertical split, or the horizontal split, depending on my mood (giggles), depending on how I'm working, depending on the screen size. You don't always have to select the gear icon, you can come here too.
So the last thing I want to show here is the email threading option at the very bottom of these quick settings, and by default that's selected, Conversation View. In summary, all your email threads are grouped in the conversation view. So if you have a back and forth conversation between people on the same email thread, it'll keep it all tight.
You won't see these as separate emails. In this day and age I find it really weird, or I find a really tough argument to turn this off, because otherwise you will be replying to an email that may not be the latest in the p I would encourage you in most cases to leave this on. All right so now for a bonus tip as part of today's article that pops up on the left side of the screen.
A couple of things to keep in mind that you can always minimize this side of the screen since we've looked at the various divisions and toggle windows here. If you don't want to see all of these labels, you can just have them minimized and select the little hamburger, the main menu icon in the top left of the screen. And if you just hover over it, it will automatically expand.
And then I can come back here, that gives me a lot more real estate as part of my email inbox. But let me open that again, one of the frustrations is that this meet and chat window comes up by default. And I know a lot of you don't use any of these features, or at least don't use any of these features.
You don't use them very often. And that can make the top of the screen a bit cluttered because you have to scroll through here and you may have a lot of labels as you can see I have here in this demo account. And I want to be able to click them more easily.
How do we get rid of Meet and Chat? to do is come here, back to the gear icons, but we'll say show all the settings. And that opens us up to the main settings screen and at the top, towards the end, we'll have the Chat and Meet area where we can either disable both or just one of these areas. I will disable both for now, don't forget to save the changes.
And now our screen is refreshing, update our Gmail account and take a look at this, I have access to all of my labels, I don't even have to scroll very far. Right, I can access all of my labels here on the left. Now, if you want to get even more out of Gmail, check out my article below where I show you seven settings every Gmail user should know.
Being productive doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it's very simple.
How do I stop windows from opening minimized?
Click the “Advanced” tab in the System Properties window and click the “Settings” button under Performance. Uncheck the “Animate windows when minimizing or maximizing” option here and click “OK”.
- These are household hacker quick tips, simple tricks to help you save time while going about your daily life. Today Windows shortcuts. (Industrial Music) Now, if you are a Mac user don't worry, we like both of them, that's why we covered you here, click the article or check the description and you can get all the cute Mac shortcuts Now we're all in a situation where we're looking at something on our computer and it has to start right away because maybe someone is walking down the hall or maybe your boss is walking towards your cubicle, it doesn't matter it has to go.
Here's an easy shortcut to get this done quickly, all you have to do is place your finger on the Windows key and the D key and press them at the same time. Boom, you're back at the desktop, where you can pretend you're doing something else, like to call it, and you open 50 tabs with a lot of different things, but you know something Importing Ant is in there, but you've got too many open so you start to close, close, close, close, and when it's cleaned up you find that you've closed the tab you need, well, with that little shortcut, everything, what you need to do is press Ctrl + Shift + T right in your browser. This works for any browser that is popular, you know, IE, Firefox, and Chrome.
So press Ctrl + Shift + T and it will open all of your previously closed tabs, one at a time, until you find exactly what you need. Here is a great way to get rid of the window clutter on your desktop and place two windows side by side for comparison. Select a window on your screen and hold the Windows key, now press the left arrow or right arrow and it will still move to that page.
Do this for the other window and you have a side-by-side comparison. This also works if you want to maximize the window, just hit the up arrow, and if you want to minimize it, press the down arrow. If you've ever written an email on an online platform such as Gmail, you may have noticed that if you copy something from another page and then paste it into your email, all of the formatting is retained that could be the font, the color, even the text size.
This can often look very strange when you paste it there and want to send it. Now you want everything to look uniform. Here's how to do that.
Instead of hitting Ctrl + V to paste, press Shift + Ctrl + V, it'll paste raw text right into your email, and you can even play it like you wrote the damn thing yourself . Taking a screenshot in Windows used to be a big problem download the Snap tool or click Print Screen, paste it into Paint and export it as an image. If you want to quickly take a screenshot of the active window you are in, just hit Alt + Print Screen, it will automatically create a file for you and show you a preview of what you have just captured.
This can also be done for your entire screen by holding down the Windows key and pressing Print Screen. By default, the pictures are saved in your Photos folder. Okay, you really do research or write, you don't want anyone to see you, but you have to go.
You're late for this meeting or your friends are going to lunch, you have to get out the door right now. Well, quick, hush just hit the windows key and hit l, that's all you have to do, it will lock your screen, you can get up, you can move on, until now we've only talked about keyboard shortcuts, now we bring the mouse into the a little bit Mixture. When you need to make a copy of a file there is no need to copy and paste, just hold down the Ctrl key and drag the file over.
It creates a duplicate instantly when you release the mouse button, pretty nifty. If you've trolled a lot online now, you'll know the importance of well-crafted words and proper grammar. Now sometimes you go back and look at your post and find, oh, I messed you up p here, I could have been more offensive and you really want to deal that ultimate blow.
Now it can take a long time to hit the backspace key to correct words, but letter by letter, holding down the Ctrl key can erase entire words in one fell swoop. It's a huge time saver, especially if you've just googled synonyms for your otherwise benign insult and want to swap even more words out with Machine? This is a great and easy shortcut to quickly enlarge the screen size. Just keep the Windows open Button and press the plus button for an instant zoom.
You can go back by pressing the minus button. This should work for any app run from the desktop. So you can quickly access your hard drives anywhere on your system.
This goes back to the whole window clutter view. So anytime you are using your system, just hold down the Windows key and press E. This will open the My Computer directory and give you quick access to your drives without having to change the other things you have So these are our 10 most popular Windows shortcuts that are obviously global now, so they will work on Windows 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, what are they now, 16? - Yes I think so. - OK, I thought so, Windows 16, you're good there too, now please, leave your own in the comments, share them with everyone, and we'll see you next time.
How to open outlook in minimized window Windows 10?
Windows 10, Office 2013. When I open Outlook it opens in a minimized icon on the taskbar. Next, I can position the mousepointer on the icon, right-click, selsct 'maximize', and that way I get to open the window. The moment I try to resize or move the window it 'falls' back into the icon again.
Where do I find the Minimize button in outlook?
In the Outlook Properties dialog box, select Minimized from the Run drop-down list under Shortcut tab, click the Apply button and then click the OK button.
Is it possible to open an email in minimized form?
When I open a new email the line grey's out and the email actually opens in minimized form on the task bar. It is so tiny you can't read it and the only operation you can perform on it is to close it with the tiny red x in the corner.
How can I minimize outlook to system tray?
Note: To minimize outlook to system tray, please go to the Notification Area of your computer, find the Outlook icon and right click it, then enable the Hide When Minimized function as below screenshot shown. Kutools for Outlook - Brings 100 Advanced Features to Outlook, and Make Work Much Easier!