Sunday, August 25, 2019

Switching Back to Windows 7 Style Outlook Email Alerts in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the Outlook 2016 desktop application sends email alerts to the Windows Notification Center. I don't like how big this email alert is and, more importantly, it's not possible to delete the email by clicking on the alert, which I could do in Windows 7. Instead, I have to go into Outlook and delete the email there.

The good news is that it is quite easy to switch back to the old-style email alert, which is smaller and has a delete button, as follows:

  1. Right-click the Outlook shortcut icon and choose "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
  2. In the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter dialog, select "Troubleshoot program"
  3. Select "The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won't install or run now"
  4. Select "Windows 7"
  5. Press "Test the program..." which will launch Outlook. Send yourself an email to confirm that the email alert is now back to Windows 7 style
  6. Select "Yes, save these settings for this program"

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Stack Overflow - 200k rep reached!

I've been a bit quiet on Stack Overflow lately because work has been keeping me very busy, but I have now managed to reach 200,000 reputation!

For me, Stack Overflow has not simply been a quest for reputation, but more about learning and helping fellow programmers in need.

Right, time to celebrate!