Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Starting Up Outlook

Friday, January 18th, 2008 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Outlook
 
Loading...


Outlook Startup Options

Do you use MS Outlook primarily for something other than e-mail? Is your routine to boot up your computer, open up Outlook and immediately switch from your Inbox to the Calendar or maybe the Tasks section?

Wouldn’t it be nice to bypass the Inbox and have Outlook start up in the place you use the most?

Yeah, me too! So, after a reader’s question came in, I did some research and it seems as if we can take control of Outlook and choose which function appears at the startup.

Interested in the how-to?

Good. Then let’s get started!

With Outlook running, you’ll need to go to the Tools menu, Options choice.

When the Options window opens, you’re looking for the Other tab, General section, Advanced Options button.

When you get to the Advanced Options window, at the very top (in the General Settings section), you’ll see a field labeled as “Startup in this folder.”

In older versions of Outlook, you’ll find a down arrow to the right of the field, which will open a list of choices.

Use the drop down list to choose which Outlook function you want the program to open up to and then click OK.

In Outlook 2007, you’ll find a Browse button. Go ahead and click it. A dialogue window will then open, called “Select Folder.”

Choose your preferred starting location and click OK. Next, click OK again to exit the Advanced Options window.

In any program, you’ll need to click OK again in the Options window.

Now, just to test it out, close Outlook and restart it again.

Voila!

Outlook should open to the spot you have chosen. No more wasting time waiting for something else to load, when you didn’t even want to go there in the first place!

~ April

Leave a Reply


Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: