Allow to revert to the old Ribbon icon set in Outlook 2016
Allow to revert to the old Ribbon icon set in Outlook 2016 especially in Enterprise scenario.
Thank you for your feedback. Office has hundreds of millions of people who rely on it every day to do their best work. Customers have a wide range of hardware, including displays that can’t faithfully reproduce all colors or provide good contrast so what may be clear in one device can be hard to see in another, or even the same device in a room with different lighting conditions.
The last major update to the Office icons was in 2013, and since we’ve heard a lot from customer feedback as well as participated in emerging industry best practices for how to improve the accessibility of iconography. The new icons you see on Office 365 reflect these learnings – our intent is to balance all these diverse visual and hardware needs to provide the best experience to as many customers as possible.
We know big visual changes can be disruptive, and when changing thousands of icons sometimes we won’t get everything right so please let us know if there’s specific icons that you think could be improved (e.g., if a new icon metaphor doesn’t feel familiar, or if the new color choices in a particular icon make it harder to find). You can leave comments here, or submit feedback directly from any of the Office apps (using File > Feedback). Now that the new icons are shared across web, PC, and Mac we can provide a common experience that we hope will become more familiar over time, and with your help we can continue refining the icons and features over time so they work better for you and allow you do to your best work.
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Search option Best In Office 2013, please same copy in Office 2016
Vince Pycroft commented
Adding a new contact was easy and obvious in previous versions of Outlook. In Outlook 2019 I can spend 20 minutes trying to do it!
Since each new update to Office seems to make the user interface even more difficult to read, and standard icons continue to morph into Kandinsky-like abstract expressionist sketches, it's clear nobody working for Microsoft's UI team has any problems with their vision.
Please hire some people with poor vision to work on your team, so that they can point out how horrible your design choices are for them.
Mark Di Cicilia commented
The user interface deployed July 25, 2019 destroyed a very good user interface.
Please go back to the previous interface.
This interface is AWFUL.
It was professional and functional, now it's distracting and childish.
It was fine why do you have to keep making thinsg worse.
Darren Eggleston commented
the new icons are extremely low contrast. a white open envelope and a white close envelope look the same vs a close yellow envelope. Please remember people with bad eyesight and return the icon set to the easier to see set.
Saurabh Singh commented
Please stick to old view. Old look was very professional
<b>Hate the new icons. They are too simplistic, very dull to look at and are just awful.</b>
Paul Crimi commented
I'm guessing this move by MS to mess up the Outlook for Office 365 client icons is so that the icons on the web-based Outlook and the client-based Outlook are similar. There is a mistaken belief by MS that users want or need this. As can be seen by the long list here of negative responses, we don't. I'm perfectly okay with them being different and as you see here, many users don't like what you've done. I'm guessing the vast majority of the client users feel this way.
Why not allow users of the client software to choose which icon set to use? For a company like MS it can't be that big a deal to provide that option. Then for that select group you claim gave you feedback about wanting them the same - good for them they can have it that way.
Follow Burger King's example ... let us have it our way.
I agree. Stop thinking you guys know good design. Let people decide.
I utilize encrypted and digitally signed emails all of the time. Why on earth would the colors (red digitally signed/certificate, orange encrypted lock) be removed from outlook? Now when I utilize outlook, all I see are outlines of a bag (encrypted?) and a fisher price little people figure outline (digitally signed).
The new icon for a "read" encrypted email is a CLOSED envelope with an orange lock. The envelope should be OPEN, showing that it has been "read".
Hate the new icons. They are too simplistic, very dull to look at and are just awful.
The new graphic look is very childish. Give us the option to choose!
Timo Hartong commented
Can we please have the old settings screen back at account settings please.
could you please make the font easy to view, could you please have some reminder pop up before install some office update
Don't understand why things change in a manner where you can't adjust view to what is more suitable to your current workflow.
I was easily able to see in my emails - which messages were just calendar invites being accepted or declined. Now everything looks truly the same except for a white box on the end with a green check mark.
Too much white in outlook email. Maybe make the calendar bell solid blue ?
I've been using outlook for 20 years and have found many of the updates are great - but this one - no !
BRING BACK the ability to change the color of a senders name in email. Assistants would find this super helpful to highlight their boss emails to a different color -- RED -- !!
Can we get some help on this?
Esther Martínez commented
Me gustaría poder tener la opción de los iconos anteriores a la última versión. No me gustan los nuevos iconos sin colores. Me cuesta encontrar cualquier cosa. Por favor, dejen la opción de poner los iconos que había antes de la última versión. GRACIAS
Button to move an email now has two levels which makes it more time consuming. Then once the move is complete the second level that shows move, rules, and OneNote still shows until something else is clicked.
This all began with the most recent update that made all the buttons very large in outlook