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: Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7


Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7

How to Minimize Windows Live Mail to the System Tray in Windows 7
Published by Brink
11 Dec 2010
Published by

How to Minimize Windows Live Mail to the System Tray in Windows 7

information   Information
This will show you how to have Windows Live Mail minimize to the taskbar or system tray in Windows 7.

EXAMPLE: Windows Live Mail Minimized to Taskbar by Default
Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7-default.jpg

EXAMPLE: Windows LIve Mail Minimized to System Tray
Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7-minimized.jpg


Here's How:
1. If open, close Windows Live Mail.

2. Right click on a Windows Live Mail shortcut or the wlmail.exe file, click on Properties, then click on the Compatibility tab. (see screenshot below)
Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7-compatibility.jpg
3. To Always Have Windows Live Mail Minimize to Taskbar
A) Uncheck the Run this program in compatibility mode for box, and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: This is the default setting.

B) Go to step 5.
4. To Allow Windows Live Mail to be able to Minimize to System Tray
A) Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for box, select Windows Vista (Service Pack2), and click on OK. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Open Windows Live Mail, and right click on the e-mail icon in the system tray. (see screenshot below)
Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7-set.jpg
C) To Toggle Windows Live Mail to Minimize to System Tray
  • Click on Hide window when minimized to check it. (see screenshot above)
D) To Toggle Windows Live Mail to NOT Minimize to System Tray
  • Click on Hide window when minimized to uncheck it. (see screenshot above)
5. You will now be able to minimize Windows Live Mail to the taskbar or system tray.
Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7-minimize.jpg
That's it,
Shawn





26 Jul 2017   #1
rwmol

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

I tried this and it didn't work. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2017   #2
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi rwmol, did you try from the dropdown menu, run this compatibility mode for Windows 7. Something else

to try if you have not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2017   #3
rwmol

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

I ran it in Compatibility Mode for Windows 7. I do not get the option to "Hide The Window When Minimized" from the drop down menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Jul 2017   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What does it do if you select Windows Vista (Service Pack2) (as per tutorial) instead for the compatibility mode?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2017   #5
rwmol

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

Yes, I tried that too with no success. Perhaps the 64 bit is an issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2017   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

32-bit or 64-bit wouldn't matter.

It appears that this may no longer work for Windows Live Mail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2017   #7
rwmol

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

Not a big deal. I have a small program that sits in the system tray and notifies me when mail arrives at the server. I can delete unwanted mail before it arrives at my computer. Thanks anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Is there a way to close Windows Live Mail to system Tray?
Hi, Is there any way closing Windows Mail to system Tray? Always see it in the task bar makes me crazy :mad: http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3706/sshot40.png
Browsers & Mail
How do I minimize softwares to tray when starting windows?
I have two softwares that I need to minimize to system tray when startup. However, one needs me to manually click on "minimize" and the other needs me to manually click on "close" to both minimize to the tray. I tried modifying the shortcut to run "minimize" but it doesn't work. any...
General Discussion
Minimizing Windows Live Mail 2011 to System Tray not working
I changed the compatibility to Vista SP2 and restarted Live Mail, right clicked the taskbar icon but there is no option to minimize to system tray. Has something changed?
Browsers & Mail
How to minimize WLM2011 to system tray?
Windows Live Messenger 2011 is always in the taskbar of my Win7 Ultimate PC. How can I make it show in my system tray instead when minimized? Thanks UPDATE: I tried this solution: Make Windows Live Messenger Minimize to the System Tray in Windows 7 - How-To Geek However when double clicking the...
Software
any way to minimize windows Live messenger to tray?
Hey all, I installed windows live messenger through the link included in win7, where you can also opt to install the other windows live stuff (which I did not install). This means that it installs a new version, probably a beta also, as it's version 2009, build 14.0.8050.1202. I've already sent...
General Discussion
HideOutlook Minimize Microsoft Outlook to System Tray
Read more: HideOutlook – Minimize Microsoft Outlook to System Tray My Digital Life
Microsoft Office


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 05:21.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App