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  1. Multiple choice for Themes in Desktop Outlook

    I want different themes on my Desktop Outlook

    578 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.

      283 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.

        211 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.

          165 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.

            152 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

              133 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.

                111 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.

                  74 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.

                    48 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…

                      44 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!

                        38 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…

                          34 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.

                            24 votes
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                            • Insert Emoji in email of Outlook 2016

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

                              18 votes
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                              • Categories do not appear correctly when column is moved

                                Hello,
                                in outlook when we affect a category to mail a square of the category's color normally appears in the "category" column.
                                But in Outlook 2016, according to the place where you have placed the column "category", the colored square appears or not :
                                - If the column is placed to the right, the colored square appears.
                                - If the column is placed to the left (what I want) the colored square is not displayed. Only the text. This unpractical for all previewed different categories.

                                It's a bug and I've reported it as such to the Outlook Team. Thanks!
                                A…

                                15 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.

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Option to re-size the attendees pane in the Schedule View in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                    An option to re-size the attendees pane in the scheduling view to
                                    Names and e-mails from getting cutoff, especially for external attendees. Also an option to be able to Drag the Left Pane to the right to make it larger would be beneficial.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Custom spacing of QAT icons

                                      The horizontal spacing of the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) icons dramatically increased with the download of Office Outlook 2016. I can no longer see many of the important QAT icons and using the program is significantly less efficient now. Please restore the ability to display QAT icons in a narrow format. I will not download Office 2016 on my desktop until this issue is resolved because it is so significant. I am considering rolling back my laptop to Office 2013 until the issue is resolved.

                                      12 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.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • Provide a way to set the default flag color in flag status

                                          For those of us that are color blind, the dull red flag in Outlook 2013 is not much different from the gray and is very hard to see, so provide a way to set the default flag color in flag status

                                          11 votes
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