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Old 10-15-2010, 09:20 AM
campoblanco campoblanco is offline 2 icons for outlook in taskbar? Windows 7 2 icons for outlook in taskbar? Office 2007
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Is it possible to pin 2 icons in my taskbar (win 7) for outlook 2007?
- one icon that starts email (in a separate window)
- one icon that starts calendar (in a separate window)

I am using outlook quite intensively, and have to compare emails to my agenda all the time. I'd like to be able to open my agenda in a separate window with one click. Or just open one of them with one click.

I am aware you can open a new window from within outlook itself, I was just wondering if it is possible to do from the taskbar as well.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:33 AM
Shawn76 Shawn76 is offline 2 icons for outlook in taskbar? Windows 7 2 icons for outlook in taskbar? Office 2007
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Unfortunately this isn't possible. You can only have 1 Outlook icon on the taskbar. When you have the Calendar open in a new window, it will just group that page behind the Outlook icon that is already present. There is not any way to pin that to the taskbar.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:58 PM
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Actually it is possible, but it's just not pretty. I was hoping to find something straightforward. Instead I have now achieved it through a batch file.

1. create batchfile in notepad which executes "outlook /select outlook:calendar"
2. pin "cmd.exe" to taskbar
3. edit properties of newly added taskbar link
4. change the taskbar link so that it runs "%windir%\system32\cmd.exe /C BATCHFILENAME.bat"
5. change the icon to reflect something calendar-like

And it works.

It would be nice if there were an option to make your own taskbar links where you could just have it execute "run" commands. If you go to "run" (by pressing windows+r) and type "outlook /select outlook:calendar" it actually does what I want. It would be really nice if I could do this straight from the taskbar (not using a batchfile in between)

If someone figures out how, please let me know.
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