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  1. Don't auto-select address book after hitting 'x' in top right search bar

    I often need to make multiple successive searches in a mailbox. I type one name/subject into the top right search bar, and find what i'm looking for. But when I hit the 'x' in the search bar to clear my last entry and start a new one, the typing cursor jumps to the "Find a contact" box above the Address Book button. This can be tedious when needing to make multiple searches in a row, since I sometimes dont notice im typing in the wrong box until i am finished typing.

    Having the cursor stay in the top right search…

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  2. upgrade outlook pst file

    I suggest you Download Outlook PST Upgrade Software, is the advanced windows utility. this PST tool easily recovers any version of Outlook PST file data to upgrade Outlook PST file as 2013,2016 and 2019 Outlook versions.

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  3. Turn Outlook back to Yellow. The blue color is too much like Word. It's confusing.

    Turn Outlook back to Yellow. The blue color is too much like Word. It's confusing.

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  4. Outlook for Mac 2011 does not delete user account

    In Outlook for Mac 2011, it is not available to delete an outdated user account (mailbox). The 'Menu - Service - User Accounts' window comes blank - white rectangle - and 'Menu - Outlook - Parameters' does not show the user accounts, the window of user accounts comes empty. It is possible to select 'Delete user account' but clicking on button 'Delete' I see no result - account still present. Please fix this behaviour, thank you - Sergey Antipov, sergey_antipov@hotmail.com

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  5. 4 votes
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  6. I suggest you make parametric ribbons

    Certaines fonction ne sont accessible que par des menus ou des options de bouton. Rendre les rubans paramétrables permettrait d'adapter les rubans à un usage spécifique qui améliorerait considérablement l'efficacité d'Outlook

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  7. add functionality to permit VOIP (such as a google Voice account

    allow people to dial contacts directly through outlook, by
    1) creating an option that syncs directly from address book on computer to owner's cell phone

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    2) allows direct dialing from computer, using either tie in to Facebook messenger, or google voice

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  8. One way to make enemies of everyone in the world is: pop up notifications about Do you want to turn on autoupdates? That can't be turned off

    One way to make enemies of everyone in the world is: pop up notifications about Do you want to turn on autoupdates? That can't be turned off- for an office suite that workers are required to run continuously. Thanks!

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. I strongly suggest you have live poeple to talk to ! I cant ******* find anything I need in this self help **** and am totally ****** off!!

    I owudl ike to tlak to a live specialist in outlook, not spend hours searching form something that doe **** exist

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  11. Unhide show_in_navigation_pane column in Edit_Categories dialogue -- make category_name column width 50 percent

    Problem = show_in_navigation_pane column in Edit_Categories dialogue is not visible

    column widths for category_name is too wide. This moves show_in_navigation_pane too far to right.

    No right-left scroll tool available to see additional column in Edit_Categories dialogue for Mac Outlook

    The default column widths for the Preferences > Edit_Categories has the default width of the category_name column set to be approximately 100 percent of the width of the dialogue category selector.

    Because there is no horizontal slider as there would be in the Windows version of the category_edit dialogue, the three columns the default width of the category_name column being defaulted…

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  12. Please update so that SYNC SERVICES works on this version

    Please update so that SYNC SERVICES works on this version

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  13. Add ability to initiate 1-1 Teams chat from within Outlook

    In Outlook for Windows, when you hover over the contact name for someone in your organization, there's the option to initiate a 1-1 chat via Teams. Outlook for Mac only offers an option for 1-1 chat via Skype for Business.

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  14. Don't cover the "do you want to save" message

    Outlook needs to ensure the "Are you sure" type messages are in front. Specifically, if you have a draft email that you minimized and autoupdate tries to close Outlook, the message about do you want to save the draft gets hidden because, for some reason, the draft message pops up in front of the alert window. When this happens it is impossible to close Outlook forcing you to force quit the app. Unfortunately the alert doesn't appear in the list of windows so you can't go to the menu bar, Window and find it.

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  15. Allow users to customise the touch bar

    In spite of a similar looking request being marked completed, Microsoft has still not provided end users the ability to customise the touch bar. This is standard functionality in most modern Mac applications and is useful for many different good reasons, particularly for applications as sophisticated as the Microsoft Office suite - there is a lot of scope for customising to one's own workflow.

    Please!! Let us customise the touch bar!!

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  16. Office insider Fast 16.24 (190227) - Outlook causing AD account locking.

    Build is causing account locking, and rapid re-authentication in our hybrid environment. It looks like something maybe haywire with session management.

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  17. 5 votes
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  18. As a Outlook for Mac user, I would expect to see a notification about unread e-mails in the app switcher (mail, calendar, ...).

    As per this screenshot: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0ag8YaWkAUEB8h.jpg:large

    Every time I glance at that menu while using calendar app, I have a feeling that there are no new e-mails because the "tab" for switching the apps does not suggest that there are any new messages waiting.

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  19. Por favor, que pueda usar Outlook para Mac en dos diferentes, tomando el archivo OML desde iCloud. Gracias! Please, I can use Outlook for Ma

    Please, I can use Outlook for Mac in two different ways, taking the OML file from iCloud. Thank you

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  20. Bring back the Outlook splash screen

    Bring back the splash screen while Outlook is starting up and make it optional

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