Outlook 365 automatically adds icon into Quick Launch on boot

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  1. Posts : 10
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #11

    davehc said:
    Have you tried Settings - Personalisation - Taskbar:
    Scroll down to "Select which icons appear on the taskbar"
    Switch off Outlook
    Hi, thanks for responding.

    Going to "Select Which Icons appear on the taskbar" show that I have nothing ticked to show, as I intended. Outlook has always been turned off there.

    But then this should not impact the Quick Launch area, should it? This is for the notification area.
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  2. Posts : 519
       #12

    Experimenting, You are probably correct.
    Presumably you have tried the more basic method of right clicking the "Outlook" icon in the menu -more - Unpin from taskbar?
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  3. Posts : 12,732
    Windows 11 Pro
       #13

    Do you use the Quick Launch toolbar? Have you considered removing it all together? A last resort option is disable it from appearing at all and create your own "Quick Launch" toolbar.
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  4. Posts : 438
    Win 10 pro 1803
       #14

    you are using multiple devices and using sync? also you can remove the option from windows to automatically add some (mostly used / most relevant?) icons on the launch/quick bar now and then. you can find that via control panel (got screenshots at home, cant give them now)
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  5. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #15

    davehc said:
    Have you tried Settings - Personalisation - Taskbar:
    Scroll down to "Select which icons appear on the taskbar"
    Switch off Outlook
    The icon/additional icon don't pop up on our taskbar, Dave. Both Scootmien and I use the Quick Launch Bar (where the icon(s) pop up) which was introduced with Vista (if I'm correct) and continues to be available to create today in Windows 10:

    Add or Remove Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Both of us would like for that not to happen, as you know.
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  6. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #16

    davehc said:
    Experimenting, You are probably correct.
    Presumably you have tried the more basic method of right clicking the "Outlook" icon in the menu -more - Unpin from taskbar?
    Ohhhhhh, yeah, except we right click the icon and choose Delete from the popout menu. :) The icon gets deleted, but won't stay deleted!
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  7. Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10
       #17

    Just having a guess here and wondering if this could be something to do with the auto resume feature added in latest update

    If you run shutdown /r from a command prompt, does it still come back?
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  8. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #18

    paulsalter said:
    Just having a guess here and wondering if this could be something to do with the auto resume feature added in latest update

    If you run shutdown /r from a command prompt, does it still come back?
    Paul, my problem with the extra icon for Outlook has been happening for quite awhile. I don't remember when it wasn't happening.

    However, with Steve's help, I've added Outlook to Startup, so I will remove all Outlook icons from my Quick Launch Bar and see if any return on bootup/startup.
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  9. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #19

    From the beginning: With Steve's instruction, I added Outlook 365 2016 to Startup; deleted the two Outlook icons from Quick Launch Bar; shut down the computer; rebooted the computer and voila! So far, no Outlook icons on Quick Launch.

    I'll continue to monitor the QL Bar to see if this has cured the situation. At least for me, but Scootmien, that may be a solution for you too.

    Now, if I could just get Outlook to quit fighting with my VPN!
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  10. Posts : 12,732
    Windows 11 Pro
       #20

    I'm glad it worked for you Wynona.
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