Friday, February 04, 2011

Outlook tip: Turn off Email Contact Pictures


Many people find the photos in the window border to be a little distracting. It is easy to turn them off by adding a registry key.  Follow these simple steps:

1) Save the text below between the lines into a text file and rename the file “dontShowContactPicture.reg”.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



2) Double click the file and you will be prompted:


3) Restart Outlook.

4) See the result:





5) To undo this change and turn pictures back on, simply edit the file and change “dword:00000000” to “dword:00000001”


More information can be found in this related article on