Outlook Tasks Panel
The Outlook Tasks Panel allows you to keep track of the things that you need to do. With this panel you can create, view, edit, delete tasks, and keep track of what tasks you have completed.
Follow these instructions to access the Options of the Tasks Panel:
- Right mouse click on the Tasks Panel and Select Panel Properties.
- Enabling “Show done tasks too” will show both uncompleted and completed tasks.
- Enabling “Show only active tasks” will hide all inactive tasks from view.
- Enabling “Show only tasks due in the next XX days” will hide all tasks after XX days from view.
- Set the Priority Filter by selecting one (1) of the following selections:
- “Show all” which will show all tasks regardless of priority.
- “Skip low priority” which will show tasks that have priority settings of Normal or High.
- “Show only high priority” which will only show high priority tasks.
- Set the Category Filter by selecting one (1) of the following selections:
- “Show all” which will show all tasks regardless of category.
- “Skip selected” which will show all tasks NOT in the categories selected in the window.
- “Show only selected” which will show only the tasks in the categories selected in the window.
- You may sort the tasks by their due dates or by subject by selecting the respective option from the “Sort by:” drop down list.
- Follow these instructions to specify a particular Tasks folder for Desktop Sidebar to access.
- Clicking on the “…” button will open a browser window.
- Find and select the folder you wish to use and click OK.
You can set the number of days by scrolling up and down through the numbers just before 8220;days.”
Note: Only Categories that have been assigned to Tasks will Appear in the Window.
Right mouse clicking on a Task will show a list of commands:
- Open will open the Outlook Task Dialog for you to View and/or Edit the Selected Task.
- New will create a New Task using the Outlook Task Dialog.
- Mark Complete will mark the selected task as Completed.
- Delete will Delete the selected Task.
Note: All Additions, Edits, and/or Deletions will be reflected in Outlook.
The following are ways to use the Tasks Panel without using the menus:
- Hovering over a Task will open a Details window that shows the contents of the Task.
- Clicking on a Task will open the Outlook Task Dialog for you to View and/or Edit the Clicked Task.