Change colors of Outlook or Word icons
In the task bar, latest icons for Outlook 365 and Word 365 are too similar (blue).
...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
Today I got yet another new update with yet another new "look" for the icons. And the new ones are even worse. Why is it so hard to understand that gray-on-gray sucks for readability? Why is it so hard to stay with standard icons instead of constantly changing to newer and worse abstract squiggles?
I have many users that are complaining they can't tell Outook from Word down in the task bar because the colors are too similar. Especially users that have any kind of vision issues. They just can't see the tiny "O" vs. the tiny "W".
And please stop changing so many things. It's not helpful.
I agree, this drab grey color screen is screwing me up and making me look like a liar. For example, you insist on enabling focused inbox which just confuses most people. 1. STOP CHANGING THINGS FOR THE SAKE OF CHANGING THINGS. Then I tell them to go to view and look for the icon which we all miss because we're all busy, in the middle of work and stressed with other issues. I googled it and realized that the color of the icon went from yellow to nothing and I skipped right over it. NOT USER FRIENDLY.
Hello, I would like to point out that weeks after the new icons for office 365 had come out, I feel that Office and Word icons look the same. I often get confused, and cant alt-tab correctly. That didn't happen before.