Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is it possible to set Outlook (2007 and/or 2010) to always open in Shortcuts view on the left hand side? (I see from this link that it is possible in 2003.)

Ideally it would be a registry setting but failing that a command line option will do. I have tried doing

outlook.exe /select outlook:shortcuts

but that did not work.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

To be honest, I don't think so any more. I just played with that registry key, and changed the values from 0-9, but in each case, unless it was set to 0 or 5, it gave me my Favorites, not Shortcuts as in 2003.

The /select switch lets you select a folder, but "Shortcuts" is not a folder, so it does not work.

I think the best bet may be to add your Shortcuts as Favorites instead (and set the registry value to 6). That might be as close as you get, and it seems pretty close to me, at least for Outlook folders...Internet shortcuts are another story.

Hit CTRL+1, then right click any of the folders at the bottom you want to add to your Favorites.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.