Adjustable column width
It would be great if you could let me adjust the size of the columns in my inbox. Currently the 'sender' column takes up more than half the space on the screen. This isnot ideal, as I do not regularly have senders that would be of such a length to utilize all of this.
It would be better if I could see the subject and more of the message preview than a lot of blank space for the sender field
My idea is that you let people know before you suddenly switch the layout of their emails . I was happy working away when suddenly the system froze and when I looked at me emails the layout had changed - and now I cant get it back . There appears to be no facility for changing the width of the columns and so I keep getting dreadful adverts popping up because I inadvertently move the curser over the column. My idea - try being polite to your users and give us advance warning.
This is a real pain on a smaller screen. Also switching between computers makes server side storage of this configuration possibly quite frustrating.
I wish I could adjust the width of the "Folders and Categories".
I would also like to do this with the "Message List" pane.
brigid deneefe commented
I would like to be able to adjust the column width myself.
I mean ALL columns, including the date.
I use nested folders
now you shift nested folders to the right to visually show they're nested
but I have several layers of nested folders
so now they cut significantly into my view.
give the option for nested folder trees to not be shifted to the right
the lack of space makes reading emails hard
also the far right of the screen is wasted space. I can't see the width of my emails as it is and there is some wasted right column space asking me to remove ad block.
I won't remove ad block.
even IF I upgraded to an ad-free outlook I wouldn't remove ad block. because I need it EVERYWHERE else. remove your add for removing adblock and widen the email screen
John Hunt commented
make this box adjustable size wise
peter street commented
The inbox is far too wide. It should be possible to make it narrower.
Christine Jayabalan commented
I'd love to be able to adjust the width of the columns easily. For example the column that indicates that the email I searched for is in my inbox or sent doesn't need to be wide but I would like to see more of the content to help me choose which email I want to select. As far as I can see I need to get an app etc?
Outlook.com: give user ability to control width of columns. Too much space is given to "from". there are many inches of empty space before the "subject" line starts, resulting in subject line being truncated
Debbie Pacifici commented
I don't like this new layout for Outlook Mail.. Not enough space to view the subjects of my emails in the inbox and too much room allocated to the right side of the screen: for suggestions, settings, alarms, etc. I only need space for these tasks when I want to utilize. Not everytime I am in my email
Mark Kulis commented
Need the ability to resize columns (ie email title, date, from)
Inbox currently has 3 columns: name, subject and date. These columns have fixed size. Could it be customizable by the user?
The FROM column is too wide so there's a lot of blank space between that and the SUBJECT. Makes it hard for your eye to follow across the line.
Provide customization options for the inbox - colors, column widths, etc. With the move from hotmail to Outlook, my personal email looks like WORK. I don't want to see something that makes me think of work when I'm not working. I also find Outlook (and Outlook 365 which I use for work when I'm away from the office) much less clear visually than hotmail was, and often less accurate; I try to open one message and highlighting pops to the next, which is the one that opens.
Would like to see reading pane on the right adjustable in width
Allow me to adjust the columns in the inbox. There is a great deal of empty space between sender and subject, thereby truncating most of the subject. A drag line (similar to adjusting a text box insert) to increase the size of the subject area would be very helpful! And what happened to the date??
WOW I can see that these comments have been appearing since JUNE and it is november and it still has NOT been fixed. How is one supposed to continue their work with such a terrible design error! How is it possible to open emails without knowing their subject? What if it was spam? Seriously going to consider switching to Gmail if this is not fixed soon. Kindly fix at the earliest or you will be losing lots of customers!!
Allow the inbox column to be made more narrow so the entire email can be read. Using Chrome or Mozilla I cannot read emails easily between the size of the "inbox column" and the ad column.
Allow us to move columns in the inbox. I'd prefer to date to be on the left hand side of my messages. Though others may not. Why not give us that option?
This new version sucks. I can see who sent me the e-mail, but unless I maximize the screen, I can barely read the subject line. At the very least, there need to be some serious adjustments.