Include Additional theme options in order to provide a more pleasing color scheme
The provided color schemes make it very difficult to distinguish folders
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.
Chris Nau commented
Dear Microsoft Developers, release date for Office 2016 was 3 years ago. And from the the very beginning there was a massive criticism about your design decision. In my company we are currently migrating from MSO2013 to MSO2016 and there is literally not a single co-worker (even not in the IT-Department), who is happy with the color schemes in MSO2016. Don't you think it's about time to listen to your customers and to change your attitude, that you know better then the people which are actually working with your product? So, please, give us back the freedom to choose the color schemes we think are the best for us! Best regards, a (still) faithful user.
Verheijen, Hans commented
i would like it very much if i could distinguish folders and other thing with different colours
Add option to change color scheme within email.
Carl P. commented
Current themes are very tough to see - need to provide a way to customize the theme for the user.
Jean Galipeau commented
add the possibility to change the background color scheme
Mark Meahl commented
I think the calendar should have different color backgrounds for different months or at least have two colors so as you move from month to month it is easy to distinguish which month you are in
I recently got myself a new PC powered by Windows 10 and also wanted an Office environment so ended up with Office 2016 (which was affordable, I'm not interested in a subscription model).
While I enjoy working with Word and Excel I plain out came to dislike Outlook with a passion, switched to Thunderbird because Outlook gave me headaches! I have my message contents shown below the message headers and because of the braindead theme it's become impossible to clearly see where my message list ends and the message header begins. It's not easy on the eyes, but a nightmare.
I really admire Outlook and all its capabilities but this is just horrible. And nothing new: it reminds me of the Visual Studio 2012 theme horror; the default themes were *impossible* to work with because they gave you headaches. That got solved by MS who eventually added more themes, but seriously… What moron comes up with this idiocy, pardon the harsh expression there?
Outlook in Office 2010 was awesome, I worked for years with that.
Bright, clear color scheme, easy on the eyes. This… is just garbage. I can't work with this, hence my move to Thunderbird.
This is not the way you please customers Microsoft :(
This thread is getting so old and nothing has changed.
Microsoft makes garbage products now.
Unreal . They would rather pay bot types to sing
the glories of bad products than fix it.
REMEMBER WINDOWS 8 ???
What genius said remove the start menu.
And it took forever to fix it.
Yet you could find independent fixes within weeks.
Unable to distinguish messages on white and colourful option and is limited to four colour options. Urgent upgrade is required.
The blue looks too much like Word and I always click the wrong app on my taskbar...
Daniela Grandi commented
I totally agree. The Office 365/Office 2019 themes are definitely ugly, inexpressive, flat. This makes even the reading more difficult.
An update is urgent required to enable the customization of the feature.
John Womer commented
The Office 365/Office 2019 themes are simply awful. Comments from users at my manufacturing company...
... "Black" looks like a high contrast theme for the visually impaired
... "White" is too bright and strains my eyes after a few hours
... "Colorful" isn't colorful. It's just the white theme with a colored header
... "Dark Grey" is drab and depressing... like a cold, dark, winter day
Why did Microsoft remove the user's ability to customize colors? The only excuse (a lame one, at best) might be to eliminate some security vulnerability, but are color customization settings like we had in Office 2010 really stored at the kernel level? I doubt it.
There could be more color options in the e-mail theme. So the email could be customized according to the user's taste.
Bonjour ! serait-il possible de pouvoir mettre une couleur en arrière plan sur outlook 2018 ? ce serait bien surtout quand on a choisi dans option le thème noir ! Merci.
I agree. Greyish text, bright white background and almost no contrasts makes it difficult to read.