I find the unread counter on Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac distracting. Whenever it's there I feel the need to click on it. How can I hide the unread count?
Mail.app provides an option to disable it, I'm hoping there is a setting in Outlook too.
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Previous answer does work now for outlook 2016. Outlook 2016 is present in the Notifications center where the badge can be disabled.
If you are using Mac OS 10.8 Have a look in the notifications menu by clicking the apple button in the top left and then choosing 'System Preferences' and then choose 'Notifications' and you will be able to disable the red badge icon from there.
Check out the link below for more info.
I was able to hide the unread count by opening Notifications in System Preferences and under Microsoft Outlook I de-selected the Badge app icon setting.
You can set up a rule to mark all of your incoming mail as read. If there's never any unread mail, there's never a count in the dock.
This works for me, since I do inbox zero and don't have much mail in my inbox. It might not be a good solution for everyone.
To set this up, go to Outlook > Preferences > Rules. Then add a new rule, as shown here.
I found an alternative way to solve this by completely removing the app from the Dock. This has the side effect of removing the top menu nav, so you need to be comfortable with keyboard shortcuts and the occasional nuisance of not being able to access a feature, but it solved my problem well!
Specifically for Outlook for Mac 2011 with default locations:
Scroll to the bottom of the file and add this to the bottom of the file above '
The last four lines of your file should be:
<key>LSUIElement</key> <true/> </dict> </plist>
Save the file
Open terminal and enter this command
sudo codesign -f -s - /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2011/Microsoft\ Outlook.app