Windows – Prevent Outlook 2016 from closing when minimized


I have Office 2016, including Outlook 2016, on Windows 7 Enterprise.

I've noticed that every time I minimize the Outlook window it closes the app. There's a demon that still runs and displays a yellow icon in the bottom righthand tray when you have a new email, but this is still a problem because I have to frequently reload Outlook, which wastes time. It also means I don't get my meeting notifications when the app has been accidentally closed.

I'm not sure if this is the intended behavior of the app, a bug, or some weird setting, but I'd like to fix it.

Best Answer

You have the option "Hide When Minimized" on.

To disable this option, click on the Outlook icon in the Notification Area and disable “Hide When Minimized”.
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