Change colors of Outlook or Word icons
In the task bar, latest icons for Outlook 365 and Word 365 are too similar (blue).
paul winyard commented
Muhammad Faizan Aziz Khan commented
YES, please change them. When I mean to click Outlook I open Word and vice versa. Please change the colors.
Eric Edelfelt commented
Visio and Word are worse
Bump, maybe start a Change.org petition.
...Also Visio, just clicked the wrong icon because the Blue V looks similar to the Blue W.
I'm a new user to Win 10 and the Quick Access Toolbar icons are too similar and not visually discernible in all of the MS Office 16 applications... stumbling and wasting time. Please consider implementing user options to fix this!!
Philip Ryan commented
Yes -- make Outlook yellow, or something.
I agree. Please consider the request.
I agree with most of the comments here, the new design/color scheme is too confusing with all the icons looking too similar. I am a visually-oriented person and this slows me down a great deal.
Andrew Burrell commented
Why did you (MS) change it to blue from yellow/tan? I found a way of changing to yellow, but since you you changed the icons it looks different!
Michael Lowe commented
I agree, this is particularly an issue for those who don't have great sight.
Well done microsoft, you want from easy to use to idiotic in one colour change. Undo it please.
Moving to the "improved" office suite is not easy. Oh sure you get all the latest and greatest updates, but Office 10 has been so stable and great for years now. I can understand that you have a big staff and you need to have them do something to justify their employment and great salaries and benefits, but making changes just to be making changes is not good for your customers. Think about it, we are your customers and we should "always be right". So how many complaints did you get from people who did not want to have the Outlook icon yellow any more? How many people asked you ahead of time to change it to the same as Word? How many of your "valued customers" did you survey to verify that "your" desired change was something they wanted? I'll bet it was not 10% of the number of people who are now complaining that the new color scheme is impossible to deal with.
At least give us a choice of using the "New and Improved" icons or keeping with our "Old and Reliable" scheme
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Haydn Allbutt commented
I am a lecturer at Sydney Uni. I use Word and Outlook almost constantly. I can't even begin to describe how frustrating it is to distinguish between Word and Outlook when they are in the task bar. I am constantly clicking on the wrong icon and opening up the wrong software. Please select a different colour for one of them.
I agree. I have both open and am constantely using them throughout the day. Up until my company upgraded, I still have Ofgice 2010, and found the yellow for outlook much easier to keep track of
Daniel Vaudrin commented
I getting a lot of flack from customers as well. Especially those with sight issues.
S N commented
I completely agree, the new icons are a real setback!
I totally agree.
Make it orange again and stop changing OUR Tool or this is not our tool futuremore! :-(
Will Mayhew commented
I completely agree