Fit more emails in Inbox list on screen - less blank space
Emails in the list are too tall - you can not fit many emails on screen so it makes it much more difficult to scroll through and find emails.
If you scroll you lose your place because when so few emails are visible in the list they leave the screen faster so you lose all context of how far you have scrolled.
Outlook used to fit almost 20 emails on screen; now it fits about 8. The space is all blank space now, which while not bad looking, makes it much harder to use the product, especially on smaller screens.
Prashant Vaishnav commented
The new feature of display density does the trick. Thanks Outlook Team!
It's been solved guys
VIEW > TIgher spacing on ribbon
I found an icon called Use Tighter Spacing on the View tab, this got it back to 35 emails per page for me.
Same here. I have too much space betwen emails. Is there a workaround to this?
Has there been another change in the last few days? I now see even less emails in my inbox screen. Used to be ~35, but now white space is even more and I'm down to ~25. Really frustrating!
This is stupid upgrade, I want more lines on view area.
➡ Go To Change View > Manage Views > Compact (or whichever one you are using) > Modify
➡ For Columns, Pick ONLY the essentials. I have Received, From, Subject, Attachment
➡ Group By > Conversation (ascending)
➡ Sort > Received (ascending)
➡ **KEY SETTING HERE** Other Settings > Other Options > Un-Click "Use Compact Layout In Widths Smaller Than..." > Click On "Always Use Single Line Layout"
(you can also click "Always use compact view")
Now, whenever you adjust your reading pane on the right, the subject lines will never expand to the larger format view.
It's a life saver and it's sad that Microsoft support does not seem to even know about this setting.
Thomas F. Forster commented
Would love a way to see more rows of emails within my screen.
THANK YOU FOR THIS THREAD. YES. ADD BACK THE COMPACT VIEW AND STOP TORTURING PEOPLE.
at this point i can only bag you... pretty please think of millions corporate users on this globe who spend their days looking at the company mailbox ... we are beyond sad and disappointed :(
I just spent over an hour finding out that Microsoft removed a long popular feature, and that their product/service is less useful, because of course they did. MICROSOFT IS THE WORST.
ADD IT BACK
ADD IT BACK
ADD IT BACK
ADD IT BACK
GIVE US BACK COMPACT VIEW YOU MORONIC IMBECILES
Glad to see you're taking all of these complaints seriously.
Except, I am lying because YOU ARE NOT TAKING THESE COMMENTS SERIOUSLY. It is a HIDEOUS LAYOUT.
compact inbox please. why does MS push 2 line INBOX???!!
If you hide the reading pane it makes it somewhat better!
Same comment for the Outlook Client. I have a 22" monitor and Outlook 2010 showed 5x more emails than Outlook 365. This is such an ugly interface!
Our company just switched from Gmail to Outlook 365. Using the web client for outlook is proving to be a real pain as, even when zoomed out I can't make the email list view larger than 4 emails at once... This is awful.
Does anyone know of a better client for accessing this email?
Please allow for users to view email in compact view as was available in the previous version of outlook. Now I can only see 9 emails where before I could quickly find emails I needed when I could see 40 at a time. Now I spend too much time scrolling trying to find email.
Bottom-line I really despise Outlook 365 the new format is inefficient and very frustrating.
You can check out this chrome plugin that I wrote that will reduce the amount of white space in outlook.office365.com
Gary Oliver commented
I need the calendar agenda to show on the right side of my mail list.
List of e-mails is completely useless. In Outlook for Windows I could see on one screen 72 emails, now, on the Mac - only 18.
1. It's imposible to turn of compact layout (min. 2 lines of text), when right pane is on. Please change it!!! Please make a setting that allows a user to turn on/turn off a compact view.
2. Reduce wasteful whitespace in the message list!
3. Font in subject line is too big!