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Windows Mail & Outlook Express Tray Control – Minimize to tray!

April 27th, 2006 by Patrick Elliott

We’ve all wanted to minimize Outlook Express / Windows Mail into the system tray before — Outlook does it, other mail programs do it.  Well, Kristan Kenney over at has created a nice little app that provides this functionality.

Check out his blog for the original post, and to download the app

– Patrick Elliott

Posted in Windows Server System, Windows Vista, Windows XP | 6 Comments »

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6 Responses

  1. Nilhanth Says:

    I must say, this a very practical idea! I wonder why Microsoft haven’t done this across the board with all their apps!?! Surely it can’t be a difficult tol to implement…?

  2. Patrick S Says:

    Not at would be easy to make!
    Its practical and worth adding!

  3. Patrick Elliott [MVP] Says:

    The feature request has been made for Outlook Express and now again for Windows Mail — it’s doubtful you’ll see it added at least for Windows Vista though. Patrick

  4. Patrick S Says:

    There was a power-toy made for media player that was similar to this…that should do the same

  5. Kristan Kenney Says:

    The idea for this actually came from Outlook 2003’s “Minimize to tray” functionality, and I was getting pretty tired of having Outlook Express / Windows Mail sitting in the taskbar itself all day taking up space. So… this tool was born. 😛

    There IS a PowerToy for Windows Media Player which allows you to control & minimize/hide media player to the system tray. It’s available in the Microsoft Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP.

  6. Chris Lineker Says:

    Does anyone have a copy of this handy? the website no longer works