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  1. Multiple choice for Themes in Desktop Outlook

    I want different themes on my Desktop Outlook

    661 votes
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    • 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.

      392 votes
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      • outlook configuration sync across machines

        Using Office 365 and desktop Outlook, sync the configuration of Outlook for any machine I run it on. Carry through Office 365 my Outlook settings for appearance (message header display, etc.) and client-side rules and folder expire policies.

        299 votes
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        • Make GIFs available for Outlook 2007 to 2016!

          I can't see GIFs on my Outlook from 2007 to 2016. It'd be great for everyone to experience this awesome feature. Even Microsoft has use them and it's sad that I need to send it to other email clients to see it.

          184 votes
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          • Account Name in Navigation Pane does not preserve capitalization

            When you change the account name in the Account Properties dialog, the account name shown in Navigation Pane does not display capitalization and shows lower case. The spelling is correct but the capitalisation used is not reflected in the Navigation Pane.

            155 votes
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            • Option to reduce the symbol of attachments

              Hide information about attachment size in message view and reduce size of the icon attachment, so that only one line is consumed (like in older versions of outlook). This could be incorporated in the minimal header feature.

              See discussion:
              http://answers.microsoft.com/de-de/office/forum/office_2016-outlook/outlook-2016-nachrichtenansicht/f2a98eb2-8917-48f1-8987-95f47d0c352a

              146 votes
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              • clear visual separation of items

                Provide a look-and-feel that has clear visual separation of items. Use more thin lines and more distinctive colors to separate out folder, email headers, email contents. The email headers are difficult to visually separate and to see which one has focus.

                120 votes
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                • Option to make Unread emails more visible in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                  An option to make the unread emails stand out more in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as it would make it easy to distinguish between Read and Unread emails.

                  84 votes
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                  • Outlook format

                    Making the email background grey instead of bright white, and putting back the lines underling each email for easier reading.

                    78 votes
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                    • More color options for icons in the Quick Access Toolbar

                      Icons in the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) are now monochrome in Microsoft Outlook 2016. The custom icons which are colored are very limited in number. It would be nice to get Quick Access Toolbar icons in different colors.

                      58 votes
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                      • Remove extra whitespace under AutoPreview text in non-Compact Mode

                        If you turn on AutoPreview in Outlook 2016 and the message list is in its wide mode, each message or conversation has about half a line of empty white space under each message's AutoPreview text.

                        I use 1-line AutoPreview, so this extra space steals over 10% of the available vertical space in the message list!

                        To repro:
                        1) while viewing inbox, turn off preview pane or move it to the bottom
                        2) maximize outlook so that it will switch to its "wide" mode with sender and subject on the same line
                        3) turn on auto-preview and set it to 1…

                        48 votes
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                        • Option to Customize the Office Applications themes independently.

                          It would be nice if we could customize the color scheme / look and feel of the office apps independently of each other. I like my word in dark theme but One Note and Outlook in their respective colors. Now you have to choose one look wholesale for the whole system which seems strange.

                          47 votes
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                          • Black theme should make Reading/Edit pane dark too

                            As shown in other applications such as Spotify or dark theme in Netbeans, Office applications should have Reading / Edit dark panels because they appearing in white, so the contrast is too high and some annoying to the user's view. It should be dark gray or black with light gray font. Thanks!

                            45 votes
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                            • Outlook 2016 favorites should stay ordered as the user established

                              At the moment, in Outlook 2016, the order of items in the Favorites list is not always displayed in the order set by the user. This ordering comes and goes at a whim; so, it looks like a bug. But, given that it's been months and months and MS hasn't fixed it, it needs proper attention from this list to have them focus on fixing the problem.

                              39 votes
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                              • High DPI support for inline images when creating and reading email

                                While text is scaled properly when reading or writing email in Outlook, inline images are not. Inline images within a message sent from a PC with 100% display scaling will appear too small when viewed on a PC with 200% display scaling, such as on the Surface Book. Conversely, images within a message sent from a PC with 200% display scaling will appear huge when viewed on a PC with 100% display scaling.

                                This is especially a problem when inline images are screen shots and text is part of the image. This results in text being either too small to…

                                38 votes
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                                • Insert Emoji in email of Outlook 2016

                                  Aay to rapidly insert emojis in emails, much like inserting other symbols.

                                  20 votes
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                                  • Fix the new-mail taskbar icon

                                    When I receive a new email in Outlook and read it somewhere else (Outlook, web, etc.), the new-mail icon in the taskbar never changes back to the regular icon, even though there are no new email messages.

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Provide an option to set fonts that are easier to read and view in Microsoft Outlook 2016 or customize the font settings

                                      Provide an option to set fonts that are easier to read and view in Microsoft Outlook 2016 or customize the font settings.

                                      18 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.

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Provide an option to allow font size to be changed in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                          Provide an option to allow font size to be changed in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

                                          16 votes
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