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!
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 line
Expected: message's bottom border is only a few pixels below the bottom of auto-preview text
Actual: half a line of wasted space.
There isn't any wasted space at the top of the message, only underneath it.
It doesn't show up when AutoPreview is turned off-- in that case, the display is very efficient without wasted space.
As per many of the comments. Revised UI (June 2019) just consumes to much space, over sized fonts and white washed with white space. The actual work areas is too small.
Less needless gadgets and UI clutter please.
Allow user to adjust the padding of rows so the list of emails is not so tight and there is white space above and below each row.
Dennis Stoia commented
The size of the new Send/From/To/CC/BCC/Subject pane is far too large and, together with an already reduced ribbon, takes up nearly 1/3 of my screen. There a lot of wasted white space that takes away from the actual message writing space.
Avoid/remove line spacing after entering a line.
Reduce tapes in Office and Outlook because they take up a lot of space and minimize.
Stop wasting tons of space on garbage information, or info that is already able to be viewed! The initial install wastes about 1 to 1 1/2 inches PER MESSAGE!! If you want to have the Reading Pane at the bottom of the screen, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches is completely wasted with the exact same information that you just clicked on at the top of the page...Name, Subject, To, From, Date, Time, etc., etc., etc. It wastes the room of 8 or 9 messages for EVERY Reading Pane!
Steve Pogue commented
New Outlook 365 update gives unnecessary white space above Inbox
Search box should be on same line as "All Unread" and "By Date" like it was before. This change introduces unnecessary white space.
So ridiculous knowing how many people use Tablets and Laptops...where space is at a total premium...Fix this MS.
Please also review the wasted extra space between emails in the compact view, which has been added in the coming soon version of outlook.
Get rid of extra white space above inbox
Above the top of the Inbox message list, there is too much wasted white space. Please eliminate or collapse the sort by selection (useless, anyway, since it can be done at the column heads) and Newest on Top arrow (useless, anyway, since this is merely a sort by date received) to be on the same line as the search box and All/Unread selection.
Mats Samuelsson commented
In the new Outlook version 1811 with the simplified ribbon, the white space has been increased in the email list and the headers when writing emails. Why?
Certainly no benefit when using Outlook on a notebook, the space gained with the thinner ribbon is consumed by increased white space on the screen! Make the white space/line spacing optional!
Peter Moss commented
why have it there without the option to de-select it?? This 365 upgrade feels more like a downgrade or swap to another supplier rather than the Outlook I'm used to!
Dan Gimpel commented
Bug Report - Outlook 2016 for Windows.
1. Renamed folders by appending clip-and-paste text to end of folder name. Noted that pasted text included white space with white space now at end of folder name.
2. Folders promptly disappeared on their own.
3. Hunted for missing folders using other email clients and folders were still present while using other clients (Mac, etc.).
4. Renamed missing folders using other clients by removing white space at end of folder name.
5. Missing folders reappeared in Outlook 2016 for Windows client once corrected.
Conclusion: Outlook does not handle white space at end of folders correctly and needs to be fixed.
Mike Gladys commented
I need to have a number of mailboxes (separate .pst files) open. I have a list of .pst folders in the folders pane. Seems sensible so far and has worked really REALLY well in Outlook 2007.
Not so in 365. Oh no. Some clown decided to add far, far, far too much spacing between the loaded .pst files in the Folder Pane (spacing of 3 yes, THREE! lines). It has had a stupidly big impact on my work since the shift to Outlook 365.
Bring back Office 2003. No ribbon and stuff that was only minimally user-hostile
I should be able to see 100 folders in the Navigation Pane, 70-100 emails in the inbox view and a 5 paragraph, 1000 word email without changing views or scrolling. Outlook is not a good productivity tool to manage written communication
Currently, it is two choices whether to delete the necessary line breaks or to leave extra line breaks.
I want you to be able to set ON / OFF of "delete extra line break" for each address.
Rich Klein commented
More colors / theme choices and better delineation of action buttons in Outlook with less wasted screen space.
Too much areas of the screen are wasted with large fonts for heading text and duplication of commands. Action button like Reply and Reply All have no borders and are hard to distinguish. Needs complete redesign of visual experience -- go back to Office 2007 UI. Too much clutter on the screen and not enough useful space. Even using a 24 inch high res monitor I can barely read my emails in an efficient manner -- reading pane is made too small by clutter. Give us back screen space and get rid of the fancy stuff.
Mark Obermeyer commented
Was using Outlook 2007 - not great, but at least I could see more than 6 messages at once. Outlook 2016 has WAY TOO MUCH WHITESPACE. I'm hoping I can get thunderbird instead.
Danielle Reed commented
In addition to original comment, when in 1-line with Reading Pane on (bottom because on right is totally broken as far as reading messages in less than full screen), make it so that it does not revert to multi-line when sized down. If it is set to 1 line, it should STAY at 1-line, regardless of size (columns can always be adjusted/eliminated).
Although I have dual 20" monitors, my job entails referring back and forth to content on other windows, while watching yet many other windows (console, camera feed, checking for new email while working on other tasks, etc.). Having Outlook take up any more than a half screen covers up part of what I need to see. As Justin points out, there is a lot of wasted space.
Also, preview pane (in any position) should auto-size graphics (with original positioning), while auto-wrapping text (note that I did not say auto-SIZING text), so that no part of the message needs horizontal scrolling.
1 Vote for David's comment as well.