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”.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options\Mail]
"ShowContactPicture"=dword:00000000

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

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3) Restart Outlook.

4) See the result:

Before:

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After:

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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 stackoverflow.com