Tip of the week # 600
28 March 2020

Open your Calendar by default (Microsoft Outlook) *

If you start your day checking your Outlook calendar you might want to open it by default, rather than the Inbox.

Here's how:

  1. On the File tab, click on Options.
  2. Type the letter A (or click on Advanced).
  3. Under Outlook start and exit, click on Browse.
  4. In the Select Folder dialog box, click on Calendar.
  5. Click OK twice.

You can also use this to automatically open a particular subfolder, which might be handy if you use rules to move emails to a specific folder.

Next time you open Outlook, the calendar will be displayed by default. And remember, you can have both your calendar and inbox open at the same time. See tip_488.php if you missed it.

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* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.