Customize keyboard shortcuts including keyboard shortcuts to sort as well as move emails by date and subject in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Other Office applications allow you to customize keyboard shortcuts. So should Outlook 2016. Also provide shortcut keys to sort emails as well as move emails by date and subject. I keep using sorting by date and sort by subject frequently to read the mail history. If outlook can support shortcut keys to do sorting, it will save lots of my efforts.
In the Reminders window, change the shortcut for snooze to ‘O’ instead of ‘S’. It will be more intuitive then a shortcut that means “Save” everything else. Also it will be much safer, because the letter S, on the keyboard, is between D-Dismiss and A-Dismiss All.
On my Samsung Galaxy S9, whenever I try to delete just one character, it deletes my entire text. This is extremely frustrating and time consuming. I then have to remember what I typed and retype it. Please fix this so that when tapping the "x" to delete one character, the entire text is not also deleted. Thank you.
Sean Logue commented
This really should be fully customizable. I'm sure everyone handles this differently, but I get 400+ emails a day at work. I navigate the touchpad on my laptop with my right hand, and for gmail I've always used inbox shortcuts for where my left hand naturally falls, (so A,S,D, F, V, B are my natural shortcut keys). having to select "Shift + R" when replying all as opposed to just pressing the letter "a" for instance. I also use the "b" button as "back to inbox" etc etc.
In Polish programmers keyboard you have Alt Gr + s to get "ś" letter, but instead of this email is send immediately due to set shortcut. Can not change shortcuts in 2016 anymore which is big step back! Radicles decision made to remove this future.
Catalin Cosovanu commented
I tend to review and "file" hundreds of emails per day, i.e. move them to their respective folders. In Gmail, it is extremely quick and easy. Just click "L" and a typeahead field opens where I can start typing the name of the folder. After just a couple of letters the right folder comes up (autocomplete) so I can just click Enter and it's done. It literally takes just a second, it's faster than the drag & drop GUI. If we could implement a similar shortcut + typeahead implementation for moving messages to folders in Outlook it would be tremendously helpful - every minute counts and they do add up fast when dealing with large volume of messages.
Jiří Fajmon commented
Pressing "Ctrl-Alt-." on czech QWERTY keyboard means ">" character which I use often. It works well in many applications. But not in Office 365. Furtunately, the Word supports shortcut customisation to remove the "Ctrl-Alt-." to "..." assignment. There is missing shortcut customisation in the Outlook. Please revive back the shortcut customisation in the Outlook as well.
Please make it possible to reassign the CTRL-# combinations that switch between different views in Outlook (Mail, Calendar, Tasks, etc.). It is possible to re-order the links to these at the bottom of the folder pane, but to have the shortcuts locked to defaults at the same time is really jarring.
Customize Shortcuts (Change for example "Read"-Shortcut from CRTL+Q to "Insert" button
Frederic doyon commented
Pressing the delete button when editing messages should not deete the message. This is very frustrating. Delete button is used to edit text in all other application, not to delete the email.
Manfred Pöhlein commented
Business products should be customizable, at least by the IT staff. Let alone missing shortcuts, some Outlook keyboard shortcuts will not work when the language chosen for Outlook is different than the language of the operating system. E.g., "supscript" is noted as <CTRL+=> when using Outlook in English but OS is German - this shortcut will not work, because the '='-key is different from language setup! And so are many more.
When replying to an email I made a typo and hit delete, the entire email was then deleted. This seems to be a poor design "feature" and has resulted in numerous deleted emails when I am trying delete the text in the email I am composing.
Please either remove the delete key shortcut or allow customization of keyboard shortcut options.
Several times today I've been composing a reply to an email and made a typo so pressed the Backspace key. Instead of deleting the last character I typed, it deleted not only the email I was composing, but the email I was replying to as well. My reply went to Drafts but the original went straight to the deleted bin. If I pressed Backspace in the Draft folder version, my reply was permanently gone.
Please remove the shortcut for auto deleteing messages when using the Delete key. this is SOOO frustrating when just simply editing an email and the whole message is gone.
Michael Du commented
An easy shortcut to search keyword in current email
Please consider providing full mouse-free navigation and control just by keyboard shortcuts alone. Thanks.
Steve Floreani commented
Give the option in Outlook for Windows Desktop to use different keyboards shortcut sets, like in outlook.com.
In outlook.com > Settings > General > Accessibility > Keyboard Shortcuts the user has the option to select which shortcut versions they would like.
• Outlook.com • Yahoo! Mail • Gmail • Outlook • Turn off keyboard shortcuts.
I personally prefer the outlook.com shortcuts. I find them super fast for doing key tasks like marking emails and filing emails.
When from a mail, browsing the name of a sender/receiver, one first get a short information on the person (name, picture and title)
If selecting the name on a contact to copy it, Ctrl+C doesn´t work. You have to mark, right-click and select copy, or extend the view, select the name and press Ctrl+C
Of course you can right-click and select copy or do the other workaround, but Ctrl+C is always more convenient!
please make the delete key in a draft response not DELETE my entire email!!
Colin Smyth commented
When pasting text into a new message, allow shift +control +V to paste as plain text instead of having to use the mouse to select plain text from the paste options.
Peter Spung commented
Please, please, please! And, add Shift+Ctrl+V to paste text without formatting. I'm tired of choosing that from the menu in Outlook and other Office apps, yet using Shift+Ctrl+V in nearly every Windows app on the planet. To me, this makes Office and Outlook seem very dull and not with it.
Junk mail keyboard shortcut would save several hours of time per week.
currently spend several hours each week moving mail to junk mail folder one message at a time and each one takes 3 key strokes.
I am constantly hitting CTRL A when I am trying to use CTRL Q to mark a message as read and accidentally making the entire inbox as read. There is no reason to have CTRL-A in my opinion but if some like it that is fine. Just give us the ability to reassign keyboard shortcuts.