Include Additional theme options in order to provide a more pleasing color scheme
The provided color schemes make it very difficult to distinguish folders
Outlook 2007 was very pleasant to work. Now with Outlook 2016 I ahve spent hundred hours searching on internet how to change the color scheme, how to make it as per my individual needs. Instead of an effective work with the´Outlook I am spending time for searching for answears that do not exist....Please, dear Microsoft, give us a possibility to change the motiv and colors as per our needs. It is no logic to persuade clients to use something that does not fit them. When I buy car, shoes or furniture, I can select according to my preference. here with Office 2016 and mainly with Outlook 2016 I have to use the templates that are very poor, without a contrast. Outlook 2007 was much better as per user orientation. Instead to make the product higher level than the previous version, mass of users is very disapointed with the color scheme of Outlook 2016. Please offer a way of wider scheme & colors selection, allow every customer to create his favorite color motiv. Otherwise you risk the clients will change microsoft for competitive products......
Would you provide more background appearance options like you did when you introduced Outlook to Hotmail ?
Farbliche Orientierung überall im Outlook
Color orientation throughout Outlook
Wer mit Office 2010 gearbeitet hat, wird wohl auch die farbige Orientierung, die viel übersichtlicher ist als Office 2019 ist kennen und schätzen gelernt haben. Farbliche Orientierungen überall im Outlook sollte optional möglich sein.
Anyone who has worked with Office 2010, will probably have the color orientation, which is much clearer than Office 2019 know and appreciate. Color orientations throughout Outlook should be optional.
Darken the text of the e-mail and the senders name
Kristina Skinner commented
Have more color options for the top banner bar besides white, blue, gray and black.
There is no contrast in the ribbon unless you use black or grey, and I can't see white font without getting headaches. Please give paying customers more options to customize the view and theme settings. You are physically impairing people.
There is no contrast in the ribbon unless you use black or grey, and I can't see white font without getting headaches. Who are you testing these settings out on? Please give paying customers more options to customize the view and theme settings. You are physically impairing people.
George Perkins commented
Provide different skins to control the look and feel of the GUI for Office and improve Outlook appearance. Publish the skin API so 3rd party developers can provide skins and allow a custom GUI to meet unique business requirements, simplified GUI, accessible GUI, form factor GUI, etc. Microsoft has only one GUI and you are trying to meet everyone's needs and consequently it fails most of our needs.
Offering a different skin so we can choose our own GUI will enable us to make Office products meet our requirements. For example:
-Office 2003 GUI skin
-Office 2007/2010 GUI skin
-Smartphone/small form factor GUI (that runs on Windows 10 desktop) skin
-HTML5 GUI (looks exactly like the web portal GUI) skin
-Dark GUI skin
-Superhero GUI skin
-High Contrast GUI skin
-Touch GUI skin
-Engineer GUI skin
-Text only GUI skin
This can't be that hard to do!
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Tara Kozlowski commented
agreed: i use the dark grey because it is the easiest of the options on my eyes - but this new update has made the current mailbox list not easy or pleasing - but i've tried the other options, and they DEFINITELY don't work for my eyes/mind. this most recent update has made the mailbox and email panes "clunky" and not streamlined at all as well as just making it all around harsh to look at and use.
Peter Faber commented
It would be useful if the user could determine the overall color scheme themselves, i.e. select colors for the background etc. from a color palette (RGB).
When working in outlook, I'm confused as to which account I'm in. If I could make one account have a white theme and one have a black theme it would be easier to navigate.
Neville White commented
Totally agree with this suggestion - and indeed I have logged on to make the same suggestion. We (as a Company) used the previous Microsoft Office email software (when we were using Windows 7 - we are now on Windows 10) and the previous version was exactly right. So please carry over the old style. So much easier on the eye, so much better contrast, and so much less eye strain trying to read emails.
Provide ability to change the color of reading pane. The default white is too harsh on the eyes. I don't want to change the OS theme color to do this and go completely dark.
Tango Charlie commented
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE add a little "warmth" to Outlook. This "Blue on Gray on More Gray on White" theme is SO. FREAKING. HARSH.
The blue a.k.a. "Word" colored icon sucks, too.
**digs up copy of Office 2003**
Lisa Mellone commented
OUTLOOK SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE OLD VERSION!! Change for the sake of change and to justify your overpaid designer salaries is NOT good change. Just ask the every day office worker - end user. For Pete's Sake! You need more X-Generation people on your focus group panels. We're still here and will have to work a long time to support the aging baby boomers.
j'aimerais pouvoir changer les couleurs du theme
j’aimerais pouvoir changer les couleurs du thème. Les couleurs que j’utilise pour le calendrier ou les tâches ont changé dans la nouvelle version d’outlook, je les trouve moins tranchées et elles ne correspondent plus à mes choix de lisibilité, les nuances sont parfois très proches. J’aimerais qu’il y ait plus de nuances.
I wish I could change the colors of the theme. The colors I use for the calendar or tasks have changed in the new version of Outlook, I find them less trenched and they no longer correspond to my choices of readability, the nuances are sometimes very close. I wish there were more nuances.
Also, you could make Outlook look like the old version. Aesthetically it is was WAY better. Anyone with two eyeballs could agree
The lack of ability to change the colors is definitely horrible. I recently was switched to the newer "Outlook Experience" and it's the worst ever. Second week working with it and I have tried to customize and change as much as I could to make it easier on the eyes, but to no avail. The dark grey theme is too dark, the black is just ridiculous, and white and colorful are both way too bright that it hurts my eyes! I'm miserable every day at work having to work with this.