Restore the feature to hide message header in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Restore the feature to hide message header in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as it was available in the older versions. Or simply restore the feature to hide message header in Microsoft Outlook 2016 like it used to exist in older versions.
add the feature to be able to remove the header info on emails, in the preview pane.
Louise Ricci commented
So much of this takes up valuable reading space!
Such a waste of space!
Every update to outlook makes it LESS USABLE. Why is there so much wasted space in the interface? Are you planning to put advertisements there?
Christmas in Prescott commented
I just changed to Office 365 and this feature missing from Outlook 365 is driving me absolutely nuts. It takes up so much room and it's hard to view the message itself with what room is left.
I always use a bottom preview and between this and since a light, thin line between the list of emails and the preview pane - I absolutely hate outlook 365. It makes the reading pain absolutely useless.
Dan S. commented
The UX should always into account the minimal amount of clicks or mouse movement to execute a given task. In this case, I strongly disagree with the decision to move the Reply/Reply All/Forward buttons to the top right far extreme of the Outlook screen. Before, above the header/sender info, it was centrally located and required a subtle mouse movement. In the new location, it requires up to 2 mouse slides to get there. This is a far to common action to de-centralized. Please give the option move these buttons back where they were before. Thanks.
Wilson Noel Perez, Jr. commented
It is ridiculous that I don't have the option to remove this. It takes up WAY too much space to only provide me the same, redundant information I have already shown on the screen.
Please enable Hide Header option as many have commented. It takes up WAY too much screen space. Or just offer a 'minimal' option.
The new way that the subject line, sender/recipient information and "reply" "reply all" and "forward"buttons are displayed is awful. The way these were shown previously was logical and visually pleasing. Now it's disjointed and it's hard to tell what I'm looking at after a quick glance. On top of moving everything around and making it harder to see, the line that separated all of the subject and sender/recipient info from the body of the email is now gone. Who thought it was a good idea to just mush the body of the email right into this "header" information?? I hope this is just a late April fools prank, but I fear that someone actually thought these changes were an improvement. Terrible, terrible, terrible! Change it back, or at least give us the option to change it back. Thanks.
the new is not only tedious to set up but also much less user-friendly and in terms of productivity NUL
The banner on the right was faster and hide message header, easier and much easier to use than using the menu.
Frankly not a step forward.
PS I accepted the conditions: no choice to send a comment but you could have made the effort of translation ....
That said, I put MY VETO WITH ANY USE OTHER THAN SINGLE STRICTLY ANONYMOUS STATISTICS
AND AS I AM ALSO OBLIGED TO CHECK THE FIRST CASE CONSIDER THAT I DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE EMAIL AND YOU CAN MAKE ME DESIRE AND FORGET MY ADDRESS SITOT THIS COMMENTARY SENT TO FORTIORI IF IT IS FOR ADVANCES THAT LIKE TO SAME HAS BONDS OF SEVERAL CENTURIES IN BACK.
Just upgraded from office 2007 to 2019. What a waste of space. Please allow hiding of the header, and/or shrink the other items like attachments, etc.
Allow the message header in the preview pane to be hidden. It is 100% useless and wastes space.
Erik Wright commented
Please provide the option to customize or hide the message header that appears at the top of the reading pane. Until this is completed, my clients will be sticking with Google Suite for business use.
Functionality once granted should not be removed!
That is the FIRST RULE for my developers.
Please restore header controls.
MS, fix this issue - it makes the view with the preview pane in the bottom near useless. How hard can it be to change this when it used to exist in past versions?
This header issue seems to go back to 2013 or before. I don’t understand anyone wanting this view. At least give us the option of turning it off. MS should be better than this. This is a major issue and deserves more than lip service.
P L E A S E give users the option to HIDE the Gigantic header in the reading pane. I can't read anything of the message content on my laptop. Arghhh!!!!
Agree, repeating the same information (header, subject, date & time, redundant reply options, and message status), taking up even more screen real estate (due to larger font sizes) than it has done so with previous version of outlook. As previously mentioned, a bug was introduced in outlook 2010 that broke this extremely useful feature;
It should be really easy to find the bug and remove or correct it to bring back such a wonderful feature while restoring much needed screen real estate, especially on smaller displays that come with newer laptops.
Terri Daniel commented
Why on earth is this header needed? It takes up a full third of the page on my monitor (half on my laptop screen), and repeats the exact same information displayed in the inbox. This is a ridiculous design. Please get rid of it, or make it optional like it was a few versions ago.
Reduce the size of the header when the split window / preview pane is showing. It's very large in comparison to the overall screen size. It should also have minimize feature