Support MacOS keyboard shortcuts
Until recently, Outlook supported built-in cursor navigation short-cuts (Ctrl-A to move to the start of a line, Ctrl-E to move to the end of the line, Ctrl-N for next line, etc). In a recent update this support disappeared, and these key sequences now mostly do nothing, except that Ctrl-A now maps to select-all, just like Cmd-A. Other Office products still support the shortcuts. For those who are used to universal OS support for these shortcuts it's a jarring experience, and inconsistent with the Mac experience.
Paul Won commented
Has someone come up with a workaround? It is really annoying that I cannot use MacOS keyboard shortcuts when composing an email.
Provide a keyboard shortcut to open a new main window. I have my mail open AND my calendar on two separate windows. I am forced to go to the menu item menu.
Most people use two computer monitors to work, I think a lot of people use a two main window setup like me.
Lane Schwartz commented
I wanted to try using Outlook instead of Apple Mail, but this is a deal-breaker for me
Apple Svalgaard commented
This is really annoying. And also inconsistent with what you can do with Word on Mac.
Dean Price commented
Add the same feature on Windows for shortcuts, such as "move items to folder" email manager etc on Mac version of outlook.
Mac users are certainly being short changed by the lack of functionality compared to windows users.
Tony Galvez commented
When using category on either mail, or tasks, or people, etc. it would be nice to be able to assign the last category selected over and over again.
I agree, it feels very sad every time I try to select and jump through texts by word with ALT+SHIFT+Arrows. Just does not work in Outlook for some bizarre reason. Makes me want to go back to Mail.app.
Under review since 3 years ???
OS standards were supported properly in the past in those applications. I guess, it's not a big effort to remove the keyboard modifications done by the Office applications, at least optionally.
Can be so easy to make a lot of customers happy with this. ;-)
Guy Gascoigne-Piggford commented
I don't need ctrl-A selecting the whole document, cmd-A already does that. I really want my mac specific behavior back. I have to use Outlook for work and there's a lot about it that I really like. But this change annoyed me when it came out, and three years later it's still annoying.
This is simply a bug, not a feature. Please consider fixing it.
Ives Stoddard commented
Modal / popup dialog boxes also don't support navigation by keys. I have to reach for the mouse any time an MS app prompts me for something (save, close, etc etc.). Would be nice to at least have arrow-key navigation.
I ran into an issue the other day where i lost mouse-click functionality (bluetooth issue screwed up both mouse and trackpad). Not being able to click meant I couldn't respond to the popups with anything other than "enter" or "escape" keys.
Keyboard shortcuts are not universal across Office apps, which is very annoying. For example, "Cmd + ." inserts a bulleted list in OneNote, but not in Outlook.
I would like to propose enabling Gmail shortcuts in Outlook on macOS.
Jason Addison commented
I hate this so much. emacs-style navigation is available everywhere: Mac apps, web apps, every shell, every programming REPL, anywhere in Linux, emacs (of course), ... except Microsoft. If Microsoft wants the respect of non-Microsoft users, as they repeatedly claim, making emacs-style navigation easily available in their products seems like an easy win.
Joel Jones commented
The\ Apple Human Interface Guidelines mapping for command keys should be followed. Specifically, [shift-]cmd-down-arrow should [select/move] from current position to end of edit area, similarly for [shift-]cmd-up-arrow. These have been standards since at least 1986 (Inside Macintosh, v4). See https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/macos/user-interaction/keyboard/ for the latest version
I am constantly selecting all and bolding things by accident D:
Please provide shortcut within Outlook Mac just as in Outlook for windows. Olso the shortcut navigation theme is missing.
Peter Puggaard commented
Please make a keyboard shortcut for go to Inbox like in the Windows version. (ctrl+shift+i). Mac should just be cmd+shift+i. Probably for other standard folders too.
This is a keyboard shortcut in Mac OS which deletes all text on a single line preceding the cursor. In Outlook for Mac, it deletes an entire email conversation for some reason. This absolutely screws with me, as it's the only application I've ever used that does this, and this very useful keyboard shortcut is now massively more destructive than it should be.
Allow the function of Home/End keys when on the Subject line of an email. For now it only functions for the body of the message.