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Contacts - Using keystrokes to position contact list

by dziadz1 / March 2, 2010 10:09 PM PST

When addressing an email, the contacts/address book pops up. Is there a way to use keystrokes to help locate the addressee? I.e., if I look for Joe Jones, I can type J and the contact list positions at the beginning of the J's in the contacts. This feature was available in Outlook Express and Outlook, but I can't find where this feature can be turned on. Thx.

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It's automatic...
by John.Wilkinson / March 4, 2010 1:02 AM PST

Make sure you are using the latest version of WLM and that the individuals, with email, addresses, are in your Windows contact list. As you type in the person's first name or nickname, the alphabetical listing of matching contacts should automatically appear.

John

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It's automatic...
by dziadz1 / March 6, 2010 3:53 AM PST
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Thanks for your reply, John. I see now that as I type a letter, all entries with that letter appear, and as I add letters, the list becomes more discreet. In Outlook Express, if I typed the letter 'S', the address book would position at the beginning of the 'S's. Is there a way to change that configuration? I'm old and set in my ways. Happy
Tom

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No...
by John.Wilkinson / March 6, 2010 5:15 AM PST
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Unfortunately, it's not a user-customizable feature, though it is quite a useful feature once you get used to the 'new' way of handling contact lookups.

John

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Oh well.
by dziadz1 / March 7, 2010 8:15 AM PST
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Thanks. I guess this old dog will need to get used to it. Ah well. If we don't have new challenges, we get stale.
Tom

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