Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Taskbar tab shuts down Outlook instead of minimizing

25 Oct 2016   #1

Taskbar tab shuts down Outlook instead of minimizing

Running Windows 7 64 Pro

I've had the Quick Launch bar on the taskbar for years. Yesterday I inadvertently killed it, so I restored it. Now I'm having a weird problem with the Outlook tab.

In this case I'm running Outlook, Pale Moon, IE, and Firefox.

Before, when I clicked one of the program tabs, this would maximize the window if it was currently minimized, or minimize it if currently maximized. All the tabs continue to work this way except Outlook. If that window is maximized and I click the tab, it shuts Outlook down and the tab disappears.

Although this isn't a major problem, it is a nuisance and also quite a puzzle. Any ideas as to why the tab might be shutting Outlook down instead of minimizing it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

When it seems to disappear, see if it's not at the notification bar (right side). If you see a yellow outlook icon, right click on it and un mark Hide When Minimized
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2016   #3


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
When it seems to disappear, see if it's not at the notification bar (right side). If you see a yellow outlook icon, right click on it and un mark Hide When Minimized
You are my hero! Thank you so much. Puzzle solved, nuisance banished, happiness restored.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Taskbar tab shuts down Outlook instead of minimizing

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
HP Window 7 turns on and shuts off. Shuts off before starting up.
Ive had my laptop about a year now. It randomly stopped working one day. I've tried some other tricks on the internet does not work. Laptop stays on but the screen turns off before starting, then turn on again and off repeatedly. If you have any clue what the problem is it how I could fix it. Let...
General Discussion
Full screen Games minimizing to taskbar for no reason
Hello. I'm running windows 7 on an HP PC. I'm having a problem with all my games minimizing by themselves. They are all minimizing approximately every 5 minutes. This is something that started very recently. It doesn’t give an error message, just minimizes to the task bar. Once I click on the...
Graphic Cards
Computer display shuts off/computer shuts down. During video tasks.
Whenever I play a movie or a game, after about 20 mins or so the display stops working. On some occasions the computer will just shut off. I have ran a AIDA64 benchmark test on my machine with all hardware devices and the system performs well. (Test ran for 5 hours +) I also checked my cpu...
Hardware & Devices
Outlook 2010 Taskbar Icon Right Click Menu
I have Outlook 2010 with the icon pinned to the taskbar. Before, I could right click on this icon and a menu would show up with options like "New Email, New Calendar Item", etc. I ran a System Cleaner and the Extended Menu is no longer there. I've searched thru the Option settings and was...
Microsoft Office
taskbar running multiple instances of Outlook 2007
i have Outlook 2007 pinned to my taskbar. i have notification behavior set to Hide icon and notifications. I have Outlook set to Hide When Minimized. k, so, whenever i want to see Outlook, i simply click the pinned shortcut on taskbar. when i want to hide it, i click the same icon, and it...
Microsoft Office
Please need help.. Windows not minimizing to taskbar?
Hi to all, Windows not minimizing to task bar . when i minimized it dis appears. Thanks in Advance -Raj
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App