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How can we improve your Desktop Outlook 2016 experience?

Provide ability to change the color of the reading pane or set background and text color for the reading pane

The dark theme is great in Outlook, however the inability to change the background and text color of the reading pane make it almost painful.

It would be fantastic to have the ability to configure the default CSS for the reading pain and text/html therein.

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  • Stefan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Mehr Frabfunktionen für Outlook ermöglichen (Hintergrundfarben, Spaltenfarben, Farben für den Lesebereich)

    Enable more font functions for Outlook (background colors, column colors, colors for the reading area)

    Freie Farbauswahl für bisher rein weiße Outlook Fenster-Hintergründe ermöglichen.
    Freie Farbauswahl für den Hintergrund des Ordnerfensters ermöglichen.
    Freie Farbauswahl für Hintergrund des Outlook Lesebereichs ermöglichen.

    Free color selection for previously pure white Outlook window backgrounds.
    Allow free color selection for the background of the folder window.
    Enable free color picker for Outlook read area background.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    it is possible to change the reading pane colour too, but that will require to change the windows colour to high contrast from personalize option. then all include office/ word, all window apps base color will be changed as per choice

  • Sarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Rather than just allowing the font colour of senders to be some basic colours can the background be coloured to make it stand out better? Also, more colour options that are paper.

  • Chrissy Black commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So the functionality to have a dark background throughout the entire interface, INCLUDING the reading pane, exists in OWA... WHEN will this be available for the desktop app??? The stark contrast is awful.

  • Frank Hoppe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Die Möglichkeit, dass man Mails in der Nachrichtenvorschau einen farbigen Hintergrund vergeben kann (z.B. ungelesen oder zur Nachverfolgung)

  • Greg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    MAIL, CALENDAR
    Show text of the color for us color-blind guys.
    Text colors, theme colors, highlight colors, calendar colors, etc...
    Thanks,
    Greg

  • Aj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this is ridiculous. i mean, microsoft, COMEOOOOONNNNNNNN. how hard is it to provide this functionality. feel like rippin my head off.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So, does anyone know how to change color of reading pane in outlook app? in dark theme. This is done by default in OWA, but can't find an option to do this in stanalone app.. this looks ugly, everything dark and white reading pane...
    ?

  • asbjorn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    More contrast on Outlook folders. After update they got white. IT looks bad and is not good

  • Philipp P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Microsoft!

    Its more over one year that we requested the review pane in black. What happend so far? Can you give us a little Update on this?
    There is still no black review pane. There is still no Info on this Forum Post on what will happen.
    Are you completely ******** on your customers?
    This triggers me hardcore.
    Thanks
    Philipp

  • Philipp P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Microsoft!

    Its more over one year that we requested the review pane in black. What happend so far? Can you give us a little Update on this?
    There is still no black review pane. There is still no Info on this Forum Post on what will happen.
    Are you completely ******** on your customers?
    This triggers me hardcore.
    Thanks
    Philipp

  • Mike D commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    it IS painful to have a dark mode and yet the reading pane is bright white

  • Gerry Christiansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please change this...the dark mode is awesome, but how in the world did you not also darken the default reading pane message background...apparently this was developed during amateur hour *face palm*

  • Nik Lipor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed, I love dark grey but my eyes water trying to read emails because of the blinding white color of the reading pane.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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