Black theme should make Reading/Edit pane dark too or Make the Black theme standard Feature
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!
Or make the Black theme standard Feature
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Amit Sehgal commented
Please work this out faster. Someone could learn to code and implement this in the time this is taking and that's no joke!
Dan Thompson commented
I love the new dark mode--thank you! I'm impressed with how well it deals with colorized content (such as by inverting colors), making sure it remains readable in either mode.
There is one case, though, where I don't want dark mode to invert colors: when the content itself explicitly controls the background.
For instance, when I use PSReadLine to copy RTF content of a console window, where the background is black, I do not want the background of my content to be flipped to white when I paste into a dark-mode mail composition window--my RTF content controls the background/foreground colors, and I'd like Outlook to not mess with it.
George Michailidis commented
when you go dark, you don't go back!
long overdue and already in great delay.
Especially for outlook which in meeting rooms and presentations you want to keep open but as unobtrusive as possible .
Jean-françois JOLY commented
thème noir et arrière plan noir
Black theme and black background
Je ne comprends pas quel sombre débile s’est dit que c‘était une bonne idée de changer par défaut l’arrière plan des messages en noir quand on utilise le thème noir.
Lors d’une mise à jour, je me suis donc retrouvé avec des mails à peine lisibles car designés pour un fond blanc… et avec un changement comme ça, par défaut …
Franchement, plus ça va, moins j’ai envie d’utiliser ces produits …
Histoire d‘être constructif, vu que j’ai perdu 1h de ma vie à chercher comment remettre l’option (oui oui elle existe…).
C’est planqué dans Fichier > Options > Générales -> à coté de “thème office”
C’est sur que foutre ça dans l’onglet affichage, c‘était bien trop simple ….
I do not understand how dark stupid it was said that it was a good idea to change the background of black messages by default when using the black theme.
During an update, I ended up with hardly readable mails because designed for a white background ... and with a change like that, by default ...
Honestly, the more things are going, the less I want to use these products ...
History to be constructive, since I lost 1 hour of my life to look how to return the option (yes yes it exists ...).
It's hidden in File> Options> General -> next to "office theme"
It's sure that fuck in the tab display, it was too simple ....
Currently in dark mode, if there are any agenda in calendar, it has the background color of blue, same goes for today's column in 'Work Week' or 'Month' calendar. It would be nice if the background color that designates today's date would be other than blue color (may be light yellow).
So now I have the option to toggle between a gray reading pane and white on my Windows 10 laptop (little sun / crescent moon button), but on my Win 7 desktop it's still white with no option to change it...
Visually, I prefer the "Dark Gray" background, because of the different shades of gray backgrounds for the different panels in Outlook, but it's not dark enough. Only Black theme turns windows to have dark backgrounds with white text. Dark Gray is basically just darker backgrounds on some menus, but still uses black text on light backgrounds in most cases. The Colorful option is basically super bright white with some color. Please let us have a combination of these: I want the colors, because they are visually helpful, with dark backgrounds (but not all black -- shades of gray so that different regions can remain distinct, when all black or all white they all blend together and become difficult to navigate), and white text on those dark grays.
As an example straight from Microsoft, look at Dark Mode in Microsoft Teams -- that's perfect. Colored heading and buttons, various shades of dark gray in the backgrounds to distinguish the different panels, and white text on those, which works MUCH better for battery life on OLED displays than black text on light backgrounds. Offer this in Outlook, please.
Paul LeoGrande commented
When will this be available? It has been way too long.
The dark mode is great. However, the reading pane is still white which provides a very sharp contrast and strains the eyes. If the reading pane could also be dark with some white or even green text it would be very helpful in reducing eye strain.
Johnny Doedoe commented
Really baffles me that you have this available for Mac but not for Windows....I mean really?
Bring back Black mode for outlook 2016.
Please Microsoft, thinks of the corporate guy like me who spend 10/12 hours a day on office desktop and is sometimes killing his eyes at night whilst family is asleep...
Corpo users cannot have the privileges of installing night builds or sign up for the insider programme...
George Chang commented
I am on the same page as the poster of this thread:
I am also surprised that this made it out of product testing. The stark contrast with the white reading pane and everything else dark is unpleasant and makes it unusable.
You seemed to have gotten it right with the outlook.office365.com web app dark mode. Here the reading pane is a nice dark gray with white lettering just like the rest of the app.
I really miss this feature in Outlook 365 for Windows desktop. How come it isn't included yet when its even in the standard W10 mail app?
Stéan Bouwer commented
First off; I am really enjoying the current dark theme of outlook. I also enjoy the "switch background" of the actual email, as most emails contain pictures and other content that is not best viewed in dark mode. I would suggest to slightly change the "switch background" option to:
- switch for this email
- switch permanently for all emails (only the reading/writing pane)
That way users can choose their reading preference without having to "switch" on every new email.
m John commented
This exists on 1910, you can currently ********* the Insider fast builds, which is commercially available. If you use office 365 for business you'll need to use the ODT to update, personal versions can be updated by going to the office insider tab and joining.
Rainel Lobo commented
How long does "actively working" take ?
By the looks of it, it has been past 3 months and no answer !
Wake UP Microsoft !
Anthony Budrecki commented
This works seamlessly on Mac OS with Dark Mode and Outlook 2016 native Mac. Surely it is possible to do in Windows 10. For tech savy users like myself this is an absolute necessity as we spend 10-15 hours/day on these platforms.
Lei Wu commented
While boasting how small icon image change helps dark theme readability, how can the entire white background read pane be left alone since 2016? Is it so hard that Microsoft needs over 3 years to figure out how to achieve it, or it is a marketing strategy to intentionally hold users most wanted feature as late as possible?
Please make the reading pane dark in dark mode! Every chance you get...hurry!