Compose new/reply - has to go into new popup window
Please make a setting that composing new emails & replies is done in popup window, rather than in-page. Literally everyone I know writes multiple emails at the same time, not just one, and people pop-open some old emails to drag stuff into new emails they are writing. Forcing me to click the icon to pop out the window is just ridiculous.
Agree 100%. This is basic. Please add ASAP.
Henry Hillenmeyer commented
It's worse than that. If you're writing an email and then click anywhere else (to check a new email that comes in, or check your calendar, the email you were composing gets saved to a Draft without any notification. And for, I then forget if I ever sent the message. This is a disaster for me. I went back to the old version because of it.
Agreed, this needs to come back, it really lowers my productivity
Yes-- this is super annoying if you have to pop it out manually each time. It also has caused me to forget I was responding to something and then start a new email if something comes up and I'm pulled away.
Agreed 100% - huge omission on the new Outlook.
FYI, this question was raised a year ago with ~70 comments & 600+ upvotes. See more frustrated users here: https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/924856-the-new-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/39031807-compose-mail-in-main-window-should-be-an-option-in
Philipp Hey commented
agree with the other posts, the workaround via the calendar pane as suggested by MS support is not practical. Would at least expect a check box that allows for an appropriate setting. I am using the short cut, it is so annoying with this new version of Outlook that I can't use it
Jon H Baldvinsson commented
I really miss this option
Please give users the ability to automatically set Outlook to compose emails outside the reading pain. I know this is doable now by clicking the new window, the way it worked in arrow on the top righthand corner, but it seems unnecessary to make users click it EVERY time.
Either give users the ability to make "Compose in a new window" a default setting (like the previous version of Outlook) or take a cue from the web version of Outlook and add tabs along the bottom of the reading pane so that users can quickly switch between email drafts.