Minimize to System Tray

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by gcretens, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. gcretens

    gcretens Guest

    Why doesn't Windows Mail allow you the option to minimize to the system tray?
    It seems like such a practical option to have.
    gcretens, Jul 2, 2008
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  2. gcretens

    Brink Guest

    Hello gcretens

    This tutorial will show you how to add a tray icon for Windows Mail

    Hope this helps


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    Brink, Jul 2, 2008
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  3. gcretens

    gcretens Guest

    Hi Shawn,

    Thanks for the reply. It's good to see that people actually read these
    boards and reply with helpful information. Thank you.

    I had previously researched this issue and found the program you linked to.
    I decided not to install it just because I prefer not to run a lot of 3rd
    party software on my machine. I understand it will allow Windows Mail to
    minimize to the system tray just like I would like it to, but my issue is why
    didn't Microsoft make this a built-in feature for Mail? It was availible on
    previous versions of Microsoft Outlook, why was it nixed from the program? I
    just never found a reasonable explanation for it so I thought I would throw
    it up on a Microsoft message board.

    Again, thanks for all the help!

    gcretens, Jul 3, 2008
  4. Windows Mail was not developed from Outlook, it was developed
    from Outlook Express (OE). As far as I know, OE never had the
    'minimize-to-tray' feature either.
    The newer Windows Live Mail has that feature built in.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 3, 2008
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