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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Outlook 2007 problem (more instances)

12 Dec 2009   #11
inetMark

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you for link to quick launch, but I don't need to use it. I think that new task bar is perfect and I use to it.

I have a newvest driver for everything in my PC. I reinstalled OS only few days ago and I have excatly that SetPoint driver for 64bit OS. I am sure that this is not problem of driver.

My english is really not good, so I try to explain again shortly what is going on.
In Windows Vista:
icon of Outlook on desktop
doubleclick to icon on desktop -> launch or open only one instance of Outlook, if one instance is minimized, then doubleckick on that icon show that instance to me

In Windows 7:
icon of Outlook on desktop
every doubleclick on that icon open new Outlook window


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12 Dec 2009   #12
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I'm sorry old bean, I am more confused than ever

If you use and like the new task bar, and it deals with Outlook in exactly the way you want it to, and it's visible all the time - why on earth do you want to manage Outlook from a desktop shortcut? What is there to gain? What extra convenience does it afford you? Why, inetMark, why?
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12 Dec 2009   #13
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

I would think he runs it from the desktop because that's how he wants to... What's the problem with that?

inetMark: I'll try to replicate the issue here and post back...
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12 Dec 2009   #14
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

inetMark: Your right, if I launch Outlook from a desktop shortcut and then minimize and launch again from the shortcut, it opens another occurrence rather than opens up the existing minimized outlook. Not sure why that happens as it doesn't happen with any other apps I've tested, guess a little research is needed...
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12 Dec 2009   #15
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
inetMark: Your right, if I launch Outlook from a desktop shortcut and then minimize and launch again from the shortcut, it opens another occurrence rather than opens up the existing minimized outlook. Not sure why that happens as it doesn't happen with any other apps I've tested, guess a little research is needed...
The same behaviour occurs with Excel; not with Word or Powerpoint....Word opens a new document each time, in the same instance of Word, and Powerpoint just returns focus to Powerpoint but no multiple documents or multiple instances.
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12 Dec 2009   #16
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
I would think he runs it from the desktop because that's how he wants to... What's the problem with that?
I have absolutely no problem with that at all. I just don't understand why he runs it from the desktop when it's there in the task bar
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12 Dec 2009   #17
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

I don't know why anyone would concern themselves with someone else's choices... Geezzzz
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12 Dec 2009   #18
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
I don't know why anyone would concern themselves with someone else's choices... Geezzzz
Because I'm trying to help, but I can't do that if I can't get a grip on exactly what the problem is.

I think I must have misunderstood what it is inetMark wants to do, because to insist on using a desktop shortcut to switch to a running instance of a program, when there is a button there in the task bar that does exactly the same job without causing any problems, seems unlikely.

I am assuming I must have got the wrong end of the stick. If I can grasp exactly what it is that's needed, there's a chance I can help with a solution. Another possibility is that inetMark has misdescribed the issue - it is, after all, characterised rather differently now from what was originally posted. Again, if we can get to the bottom of it all then a solution may become apparent.

I thought that helping others was what this forum was all about, and am surprised at your choosing to expend your energies criticising me instead.
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12 Dec 2009   #19
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

No worries, carry on as you do...
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13 Dec 2009   #20
inetMark

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks all for trying to help.

to clunkfish:
It is not different what I originaly posted. My english is just not good and words what I am choosing are maybe not good too .

I don't want to launch Outlook from desktop. I said that because that behavior not depent if you launch Outlook from desktop or from keyboard or from shortcat pinned on taskbar. In Windows Vista I can launch Outlook from everywhere and all the time it open to me only one instance. That is good that in Word, Excel, ... are opened more instances, but in Outlook is no reason for that.

This is my taskbar when Outlook is minimized:


And this is when Outlook is maximized:


I ussualy launch outllok from taskbar (pinned icon) but or from my keyboard. In all way are opened more instances. I don't want to open Outlook just only from icon in tray list (right bottom of screen). It is not comfortable for me.


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