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  1. Outlook should support External GPU (eGPU) surprise removal.

    Outlook does not support external GPU (eGPU - external Graphics) scenario, which is becoming more and more common with Intel Thunderbolt capable laptops and eGPU enclosures.

    - Outlook should be made resilient to eGPU removal. The Graphics team published a sample illustrating how to do this: https://github.com/Microsoft/DirectX-Graphics-Samples/tree/develop/Samples/Desktop/D3D12xGPU

    - If the above is too much work, how about releasing its hold in the eGPU when the Outlook window is moved to the internal display, so that the user can select safe remove of the VGA controller (eGPU)?

    If Outlook is closed and reopened on the internal display, it still seems to…

    4 votes
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    • Email font size

      The font size of the email folders is waay too small. 2007 used to allow you to change the font size. Why did you remove it? I can't be the only person out there who would like to make the folder size larger without making everything on my computer bigger. Please make it so we can change the font size of the email folders. And the menu words. Why did you remove it?

      19 votes
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      • Add a Archive button next to the Reply, Reply All and Forward above the contact when looking at an email.

        This Archive button will be separate to the button in the ribbon and the optional Quick Access Toolbar one.

        4 votes
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        • Please add Indonesia holiday country in the "Add Holidays to Calendar" feature.

          Please add Indonesia holiday country in the "Add Holidays to Calendar" feature.

          7 votes
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          • Keep meeting notes in appointment request/meeting

            A function for all meeting notes to stay in the meeting/appointment request. No link send out or one note to open but always keep the notes taken during the meeting. When a follow up meeting is taken place the notes follows from previous meeting.

            5 votes
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            • 7 votes
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              • Subtitles for printed calendars

                Underneath the Month and Year for printed calendars, there should be an option to include the calendar's name.
                E.g:
                March 2018
                Production-Release Cycle

                4 votes
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                • Change Inbox Zero message in Outlook for Desktop

                  Outlook for Web has a nice graphic when you reach Inbox Zero. For Outlook for Desktop, it leaves much to be desired. It just says, "We didn't find anything to show here." It would be nice if it said "You're all caught up" or some other graphic that makes you feel like you achieved something by reaching Inbox Zero.

                  4 votes
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                  • Separate categories pane in outlook 2016

                    Add a Categories Pane to Outlook. I'm a big user of categories and it would be great to allow for easily selecting and adding categories to Outlook items. The current process of right-clicking and then assigning 1-by-1 or selecting "All Categories" and then choosing multiple selections are both cumbersome (same thing when accessing from the ribbon). A pane would ease my current pain.

                    13 votes
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                    • Show Vault folders section in different colour

                      Option to make Vault Folder and sub-folders with separate background colour. Reason: it's too easy to be searching for a folder, or filing emails, into a Vault folder accidentally, while thinking you are in your main set of folders. A different background colour (or e.g. different font for names) would make clear that you are in the Vault. Thank you for considering.

                      9 votes
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                      • Scroll email list with scroll bar

                        The scroll bar in Outlook does not actually scroll the email list. When the user drags it, the bar slides along, doing nothing. When the user releases it, the email list jumps to the commanded location.

                        Is this be the preferred UI? Please provide a way to make the scroll bar work the way it does in every other application.

                        9 votes
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                        • Provide an option to Sort by Read or unread in Outlook 2016

                          Make a sort setting for "read".

                          As we can filter by unread right now but it would be good if there would be an option to sort emails by read or unread in Outlook 2016

                          32 votes
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                          • IMAP categories

                            Allow categories for IMAP email messages; this can be with local folder category settings or using the categories of a connected Exchange/MAPI folder if it is selected as the default folder.

                            I'm trying to switch to Inbox Zero, but since a unified Inbox is not really possible because I do not get Send As delivery of connected accounts in Outlook.com, I can at least use color categories in my IMAP accounts.

                            11 votes
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                            • Colour selection in Outlook Calendar, View/View Settings/Conditional Fomatting

                              When you print a calendar in Outlook, you are limited by the current colour selection for Conditional Fornatting, which does not allow sufficient colour hue selection to accommodate the lighter shades of a colour. The current colour selections are too dark making it difficult to read appointment details when printing two or more (eg: 4) months per page. Using Windows version 1803, build 17134.112.

                              13 votes
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                              • Show a mail alert only when message is in "Focused", not "Other" in Outlook 2016

                                It will be good if Outlook will notify me via sound, an envelope icon, and a desktop alert whenever a message arrives. When this message was sorted into the "Other" folder instead of the "Focused" folder, I don't want this interruption. Please only notify of message arrival when the message lands in "Focused".

                                24 votes
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                                • Add Indonesia Calender for Holiday

                                  Please Add Indonesia Calender for Holiday

                                  143 votes
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                                  • disable focused inbox

                                    Please disable so called Focused/Other inbox split by default.
                                    It is just time-waster and impossible to disable.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Please add "chat" mode to read emails

                                      It would be great to have (even optional) a mode that allows to read emails arranged like a conversation on Messenger or WhatsApp.
                                      Especially for long email conversations is hard to reply to a particular email - you have to go back to that point leaving apart all the updates that came after

                                      5 votes
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                                      • 7 votes
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                                        • All Mail and Unread Mail filter buttons missing on every folder

                                          The new version 16.0.9126.2259 32 bit removed features I use every day. You removed the All Mail and Unread filter buttons at the top of the e-mail list from every folder except the Inbox. All my e-mail is sorted automatically with rule to subfolders and it makes it is having detrimental effect on my productivity on reviewing my 300+ daily e-mails. This is productivity software and before removing productivity tools such as this, you should leave it in the program as an option. STOP HIDING PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES IN ATTEMPTING TO MAKE THINGS LOOK PRETTY. This is productivity software and it…

                                          7 votes
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