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Windows 7: Outlook 2013 always starts minimized.

31 May 2014   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Nope, same problem.

What's weird is that the icon will appear on the taskbar, it will then shift to the right then back to the left and flash once. It's almost like another program is blocking Outlook from opening full screen. The splash screen appears as normal when you first click the shortcut. Ran Malwarebytes, it found nothing.

Other than this, Outlook works fine.

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31 May 2014   #12

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

What happens if you start Outlook from the Start Menu?
(Not from a "most recent list", but from within the folder for Microsoft Office.)

Delete Outlook's pinned shortcut on the task bar.
Remove Outlook's pinned shortcut or "most recent" from the Start Menu.
Restart the computer.
Start Outlook from the Start Menu as described above.Pin a new shortcut to the task bar.
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31 May 2014   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

No matter how I started it, it would open minimized.

It's fixed now. I forgot to restart the computer after deleting the registry key. Deleted the key a second time and restarting the computer fixed it.
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31 May 2014   #14

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Glad to hear that it is solved

Outlook starting minimized would drive me crazy.
(Well, crazier
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24 Dec 2014   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thank you for this thread (and forum).

Repair of Office didn't solve the problem, it just lost some of my settings (though not all).

It was the Maximize trick that worked. An earlier google research kept finding various forum entries saying the Outlook window was NOT maximized and had been dragged (NOT! More like pushed) off screen -- out of reach for dragging it back. It mentioned opening in Maximize mode but nowhere could I find how to do it... until this thread.

Solution: [Start menu, find Outlook, right-click, Properties, Run=Maximized]

Yay! Solved my problem. Even Microsoft Tech Support couldn't figure it out.
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