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  1. Bring back sorting for All/Unread/Mentions and Arrange By quick sorting by Date, Size, etc.

    In the latest update the view change to consolidate to a singular "All" dropdown that allows you to choose between the former All, Unread, Mentions and then to easily Sort with Arrange By. For many users the expanded view is preferred and more easily accessible. If that could be made a view option, or a toggle feature I think that would be a functionality improvement

    Note from the Outlook Team: We have posted a Known Issue about this change with some explanation and possible solutions, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/All-Mail-and-Unread-Mail-tab-options-no-longer-show-in-Outlook-ecdfda13-bdc1-42e2-a77b-c18f6f291fe1?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US.

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    • Option to choose color for non-working hours in calendar

      In the "colorful" theme (the only one that's in between white and extremely dark), it's nearly impossible to distinguish between my working and non-working hours, whereas there's a very clear difference in the dark themes.

      Please either let me choose my own color for non-working hours or just make the non-working hours darker so it's easy to tell the difference. I don't want to choose a super dark theme just to be able to see one thing.

      I'm going to experiment with setting up a recurring appointment for all of my non-working hours to see if I can "fix" the…

      15 votes
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      • Bring back Skype user status info inside popup form (instead of drill-down)

        In the latest update Skype info popup has been changed. Although it looks nice user now has to perform several clicks to see user Skype status. Before it was easy, you just had to put mouse pointer over user name to get user Skype/Lync status (Busy, Out of the office, Aways etc.).
        Checking user status is one for the most frequently used actions most Outlook users perform. It gets annoying to open popup for each user then press expand button and then repeat that like 10 times, specially when you want to check many users status quickly inside email To/From…

        10 votes
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        • Highlighting email from important sender

          Allow Outlook to highlight email from certain senders to indicate that the message is important, for all users.

          11 votes
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          • personalize your copy of microsoft office issue

            Outlook Options
            General
            personalize your copy of Microsoft office
            always use these values regardless of sign in to Office

            Outlook will not use the sign in values. Always reverts back to white as if being used for the first time.

            Suggestions? Thank you.

            1 vote
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            • what happened to CC on a meeting request? Moved to required and not required? that isnt as effective. We need to keep CC on the menu some

              In a meeting request did CC go away - you can query help and it tells you to go to Options - which no longer exists as a tab. The back stage file area no longer offers CC on a meeting request. Can we bring that back. These cc people are for information visibility of the action being sent and the timing of the event - that is not the same as "not required"

              1 vote
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              • Night View

                I'd like to see a button that would allow me to quickly switch to a night view.
                I work night shift and spend a lot of time on Outlook.
                This would make it much easier on my eyes.
                Many applications have a night view.

                2 votes
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                • Minimize Outlook on close

                  I shouldn't use third party plugins to achieve the same, what I have in Microsoft Teams.
                  Please, provide option with which will be possible the Outlook to go in the system tray instead when user click the close button.

                  3 votes
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                  • Remove Time Slots

                    Make it so you are able to remove the time slots from the outlook calendar. It will allow the all day main calendar spot to be larger.

                    2 votes
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                    • Add action buttons to Toast notifications in Outlook

                      The Mail app on Windows 10 has options for "Mark as Read" or "Delete" in the toast notification when new mail comes in - why doesn't Outlook 2016? This would be a great feature to add (especially if the actions can be customized)

                      13 votes
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                      • Auto Hide for Date Navigator Pannel

                        In Office 2010 there is an option to auto-hide and smail (bar) view of date navigator and nex appoiments.

                        Please bring it back!

                        2 votes
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                        • Outlook should display Profile name in the title bar

                          Outlook client should display name of the profile name in the title bar like it shows If I have 5 profiles and I load one of them, I never know which profile I am currently using.

                          Believe this would be a really useful feature and hope to see it upcoming updates.

                          37 votes
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                          • Password Dialog Box Stays On Top

                            Don't have the inbox/main page pop over the password dialog box on startup. Keep the dialog box on top so we can type in the password instead of having it buried.

                            1 vote
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                            • Provide a Bold line between months in Microsoft Outlook 2016 Calendar.

                              In the Month view in Outlook 2016's calendar, provide a heavy border line separating the end of one month, and the beginning of another. Just bold font of the new month's day one label isn't easy to see. A rather heavy, solid line underneath the previous month, and then vertically between the last day of the previous month and the first day of the new month to mark the border between the two.

                              38 votes
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                              • (BUG?) Flickering Outlook windows

                                After a few hour starting Outlook process, flickering happens on the Outlook windows.

                                Though restarting Outlook resolves the problem once, flickering restarts again after a few hour.

                                My PC is Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 1709.

                                Thanks.

                                1 vote
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                                • Add a Highly Visible Warning if Not Connected to the Server

                                  Currently, if Outlook is not connected to the server there is just a tiny notification in the status bar at the bottom. Thus, you can sometimes go a few hours before noticing that something is wrong and, meanwhile, you've missed that highly critical email from your boss.

                                  When outlook looses the connection - make the status bar yellow. If it's been more than a half hour - turn it red.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Provide a walk-through tutorial for visual set up of Outlook 2016

                                    Visual layout of Outlook is very different from earlier versions. How about the tutorial showing how you can change the settings to the familiar (essential) or perhaps innovative views that are now available.

                                    HUGE waste of time trying to find the appropriate controls.

                                    If there is a way to use earlier folder categories show how to import them. If not suggest an easy way to set them up again.

                                    I have still not discovered how to see the main Inbox pane so that there are many more items showing.

                                    Presumably there is a way to have one line showing.

                                    The…

                                    2 votes
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                                    • show the date that you are up on the scroll bar (i think that used to happen)

                                      when scrolling up and down the in or out box etc it would be good to see the approx date that you are at as a little box appearing adjacent to the scroll bar, perhaps i've missed something, but i think this used to happen or maybe i'm thinking of excel as this has the row number appearing on the scowl bar. it would be good to see the dates like that in outlook

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 15,00000000000 minutes

                                        Bonjour,
                                        C'est ce qui apparaît dans les options du calendrier et l'affichage de la météo de Outlook.
                                        http://www.cjoint.com/doc/17_11/GKlpMi04qCA_screenshot-01.jpg
                                        Merci.

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                                        • Add image behind the email body

                                          Adding an image behind the body of text in your email and being able to set as default when sending new email. be able to create in *.doc or similar.

                                          4 votes
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