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  • Hi.  I can't seem to find how to clear the "Find a Contact" drop-down box..  It used to be stored in the registry under "QuickFindMRU" but it's no longer there apparently.

    Any ideas - thanks! /jim
    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 10:08 PM

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  • Hi.  I can't seem to find how to clear the "Find a Contact" drop-down box..  It used to be stored in the registry under "QuickFindMRU" but it's no longer there apparently.

    Any ideas - thanks! /jim

    Alt-HFC CursorDown  you mean?  I find it strange that the search box in the Contacts pane itself doesn't have a similar dropdown.   Ctrl-3 Ctrl-e, CursorDown.  I think AutoComplete would be handy for both input areas.
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 4:47 PM
  • I am referring to the former (the Alt-HFC) list..

    Thanks/jim
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:45 PM
  • There isn't a MRU list in Home | Find | Find a Contact as far as I can see.
    It just uses the indexer to return results instantaneously.
    Simon Jones http://pcpro.co.uk
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:20 PM
  • There isn't a MRU list in Home | Find | Find a Contact as far as I can see.
    It just uses the indexer to return results instantaneously.
    Simon Jones http://pcpro.co.uk

    What would the "indexer" be looking for when I do just a CursorDown?   ; }
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:07 PM
  • There isn't a MRU list in Home | Find | Find a Contact as far as I can see.
    It just uses the indexer to return results instantaneously.
    Simon Jones http://pcpro.co.uk

    There is  - it holds at least 5 names. AFAIK, it's now stored in the mailbox or pst, not the registry, although i haven't been able to find it there yet.

    Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
    Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
    Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
    Thursday, February 25, 2010 2:11 AM
  • There isn't a MRU list in Home | Find | Find a Contact as far as I can see.
    It just uses the indexer to return results instantaneously.
    Simon Jones http://pcpro.co.uk

    What would the "indexer" be looking for when I do just a CursorDown?   ; }

    i finally found it - i think its only written when outlook closes - until then, changes are stored in memory.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\profile_name\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046
    Name: 101f0446


    Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
    Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
    Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
    Thursday, February 25, 2010 2:42 AM