Thursday, September 02, 2004

Neat little trick

I don't use Windows and Outlook at home, however it is standard fare in my work environment. One of the things that I like about Outlook 2003 is the fact that it can be configured to sit in that over-used, over-burdened but still useful system tray.

The trouble is, the context menu really sucks ass. Why, oh why, isn't there a New Message item in that menu? Why isn't there, now that I think about it a whole bloody new item sub-menu! It could have included:

  • New Mail Message
  • New Contact
  • New Note

...and all the other crazy stuff which I usually never use. See, that would be USEFUL. Instead we have to drag Outlook's lumbering bulk up onto our screen and then locate a little "New Message" button and click it.

At least, that's what I *used* to do. Now I just click the quicklink icon for "New Email Message" which I created with the tips from Spongemental's weblog.

Give them a go. I have only used the new email one because that's what I do with Outlook most often. But you're free to go wild.


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