Archive for September, 2019

How to Rebuild Index When Outlook Instant Search isn’t Working

September 2nd, 2019 by Admin

Outlook indexing not complete or suspended? Can’t search the mailbox using the Instant Search feature any longer? To fix such issue, you just need to rebuild the search index and you can get Outlook search working again.

How to Rebuild Index When Outlook Instant Search isn’t Working

  1. Open the Control Panel with Large icons view and click on Indexing Options.

    For Outlook 2013 / 2016 / 2019, you can also access the Indexing Options from within the Outlook application. Follow these steps:

    • Click the File tab in Outlook, and then select Options.

    • Next, choose the Search tab from the left column, and click on Indexing Options.

  2. When the Indexing Options window appears, click on the Advanced button.

  3. Under the Index Settings tab, click on Rebuild.

  4. Outlook will prompt with a warning that rebuilding the index may take a long time to complete. Click OK to rebuild the entire search index.

  5. You can continue to use Outlook when it’s building the index in the background. Just open the Indexing Options window again and you can view the index status. After Outlook has finished indexing all of your items, make sure to restart Windows.

Automatically Close Apps When Shutting down or Restarting Windows 10

September 1st, 2019 by Admin

When you try to log off, shutdown or restart your PC, Windows 10 will give you the chance to save your work before gracefully closing all open programs. To proceed with the shutdown or restart process, you have to click on Shut down anyway. If you don’t take any action for a minute, it will bring you back to the desktop.

Once you get into the habit of saving your work before shutting down or restarting your computer, you can use a registry tweak to force Windows 10 to automatically close all apps without any prompt at shutdown, restart or log off, which helps saving valuable time.

Configure Windows 10 to Automatically Close Applications at Shutdown or Restart

  1. To start, you’ll need to use the Registry Editor. To open it, press Windows + R on your keyboard and then type regedit, hit Enter.

  2. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. In the left pane, right-click on the Desktop key and select New -> String Value.

  3. Name the new string AutoEndTasks, then double-click it and set the value data to 1. Click OK and restart your PC to apply the changes.

  4. The next time you shut down, restart, or log out of your user account, Windows 10 will automatically close all running apps no matter if there is any unsaved work.

If you ever want to revert back, either delete the registry string AutoEndTasks or change the value data back to 0, Windows 10 will use the default setting instead.