Include Additional theme options in order to provide a more pleasing color scheme
The provided color schemes make it very difficult to distinguish folders
Please, PLEASE, allow for more customization of the o365 User Interface color selection.
Limiting to White (way too bright, requires significant eye-strain unless the monitors are dimmed radically), Colorful (still too bright, but with a "Ruffles" blue bar at the top), Dark Gray (impedes visibility of the colors of fonts), Black (impedes visibility of highlighting of text)
Lee Ann commented
The email page is stark white and it hurts my eyes and I'm sure others as well. I've heard from others who have complained about Outlook. Why not add the option of different colored backgrounds when opening up email. I'm not talking about personal emails getting ready to send. I'm well aware of being able to change colors of sent emails. I'm talking about the whole layout of the page. It's awful bright.
Christal Rasanen commented
I work with a woman who is having a hard time distinguishing the light blue from the white in the colorful theme. All of the other themes are worse in her opinion. The ability to change the contrast of the highlighted portions of Outlook seem like a no brainer. I know I could change the contrast settings for her whole computer but she doesn't have the issues anywhere else except Outlook. So why get rid of the whole car if you just need to change the tire?
The new text selection color for Outlook's Subject line in new emails is too light to be able to tell when text has been selected. Revert the text selection color to the previous blue color.
Ronald Montenieri commented
I would LOVE to see different colored skins and the ability to set different notifiers for my friends e-mails. Thank you, Ron
Rick Hoover commented
Change all text darker. Somewhat like this text
One should be able, apart from categories or follow up flag, to on a specific message make the box that we see on outlook on a different color.
Like if one needs that a message pops out to the eyes quickly one could make the whole box red or yellow or whatever system color.
So when looking for something I need to have saved to recall I would immediately spot the Red or Yellow or whatever dyed box without having to use Follow up Flags or Categories.
Madeline H commented
Add accessories to Outlook. The ability to add sticky notes (or similar) to emails would help the user remember what actions they took, if the issue was resolved, if they had a discussion about it in person, etc. The pinned notes would only be viewable to the user and could come in different colors. There have been many times where I resolved an issue in person, but forgot about it by the time I'm going through my action items again. A pinned note could have said "Talked to Jane Doe 2/21/2020. Handed the task over to her team". Also, I think it would add some much needed color.
Another accessory that could be added is to color code the Outlook Mail folders. Not only would it help brighten up the page, but it would make it easier to identify the folder I need quickly.
My last idea, although a little sillier, is to have a "Like" or thumbs up option for emails being sent to a large group. This would look a little like a social media site, but I think it would signal to the sender that I have read their email and "approve". I would mostly use this for meeting invites, weekly newsletters, and casual items of the sort.
Thank you for giving us a platform to share ideas!
E.C. Ponzo commented
Outlook 365 provides great and inspiring colors and themes, that on the contrary to being distracting, are actually stimulating and enhance productivity. However Outlook 365 is not practical for everyone because it requires sign-in and it doesn't have features that we need for business. Please add AT LEAST the full dimensional color options to Outlook for business, if not the themes as well. The current options cause headaches and are as dry as crackers. Please offer more.
Kurt L commented
Möjlighet att ändra färgen på bakgrunder och text
Möjlighet att ändra färgen på bakgrunder och text, samma som i eM Client mailprogram. Hittar inte denna inställning någonstans i Outlook
Ability to change the color of backgrounds and text
Ability to change the color of backgrounds and text, same as in eM Client mail program. Can't find this setting anywhere in Outlook
I suggest that the multiple colors should be assigned to outlook other than blue or grey
More office theme colors.
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!