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The Case of the Miniature Reminders Window

Thursday, December 21, 2006

It was a quiet December evening. In the distance, a chime rang. Suddenly, an Outlook Reminders window appeared on my desktop.

outlook reminders

This is an actual picture of the window as it appeared at the time. The window would not resize. The window would not maximize. I made torturing gestures with my mouse, but the window held my reminders as closely guarded secrets.

I poked around with the registry editor and found a value named WindowPos under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options\Reminders. Deleting this value and restarting Outlook made the Reminders window appear with a normal, visible size. Problem solved ...

... except, I couldn't remember what I was working on before my reminders appeared.

Milan Negovan Thursday, December 21, 2006
Did divine inspiration guide thy hand in the quest for the right registry key?
scott Thursday, December 21, 2006
Yes - it was a hunch and some blind luck that got me there so quick :)

Note: I had to update the post to correct the registry key name.
Sahil Malik Thursday, December 21, 2006
scott Thursday, December 21, 2006
Could be.

If so, I'll have to consider giving up software for policitcs.

Allen in 2008!
Mike Friday, December 22, 2006
LOL... that's awesome.
Itzik Sunday, January 31, 2010
thanks allot !

works for me ..
Chris Monday, May 17, 2010
thank you!
Gravatar Arun Friday, July 16, 2010
Thanks a lot. You saved my day.
JJ Thursday, August 12, 2010
archaniel Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Yes, problem solved
Gravatar Chuck Tuesday, November 30, 2010
You're a lifesaver. Thanks!
Torger Tokle Thursday, December 16, 2010
Thanks alot! You saved me!
BJako Thursday, February 3, 2011
Gravatar james Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Fantastic!!! Worked perfectly under 12.0 directory as well.
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