Outlooks HIDDEN Shortcuts to anything on your computer or the Web

By standss Friday, June 18th, 2010

While we’re on the topic of shortcuts, did you know that Outlook can keep and organize shortcuts to almost anything in Outlook, your computer, your network or the Internet. Here’s how…

Open the shortcuts pane by going to Outlook and then clicking CTRL-7 to display the Shortcuts Pane.

To add a new Shortcut Group, right-click over any of the existing group names and click New Shortcut Group.

To add a new shortcut to an Outlook folder, right-click over any of the existing group names and click New Shortcut.

To add a new shortcut to any file or folder on your computer or network, drag and drop it to the appropriate shortcut group inside Outlook.

To add a new shortcut to any website, drag and drop its address (URL) from your Internet Browser  to the appropriate shortcut group inside Outlook.

Some further comments:

  1. You can change the display name of a shortcut to something smaller or more meaningful after adding it by right-clicking over it and then clicking Rename Shortcut.
  2. I personally do not like adding web pages to my shortcuts because it displays it within Outlook. This can make your Outlook display script related error messages that are annoying. (If you know how to get the shortcut to open in a Browser window instead, please leave a comment on the blog)
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