Multiple choices of colors, background and themes like black theme in Desktop Outlook 2016
Multiple choice of colors and themes like black theme in Desktop Outlook 2016. Also provide an option of feature to reduce too much white space used in Microsoft Outlook. The new outlook is very complicated. Unfortunately I was forced to upgrade to outlook 2016 and Windows 10, otherwise I would have kept the old version of outlook. Microsoft need to consider people feedback and make material changes to outlook in order for users to be able to use it in the most efficient way. Right now, I am finding difficulties in using this outlook. Outlook should be more colorful like the old version so users can distinguish between mailbox, folders, junk, recycle…etc. Users should be able to easily find folders and folders with new version of outlook, just like old version. New version is all white and gray and doesn’t allow users to easily find required options. Also layout should be more efficient and unnecessary options must be removed. It’s important for Microsoft to understand that outlook is used for business purpose and users with high volume of work/tasks will not be able to easily coop with their work using a complicated outlook. Outlook layout look very busy and they are so many options. Bring old version back. It was easier to work and handle emails. Also an option to match color schemes or themes with an organization’s color themes would enhance customization.
add more themes, colors for calendar and why do my emails all go in my trash instead of my inbox especially ones that are my contacts
Those with older eyes, it's hard to see the different sections/panes of the program. The bolding of the unread emails is just as bad. Not enough contrast between everything when using the White or Colorful themes. The Dark Grey, is ugly.
Sarah M. commented
The icon for Outlook use to be yellow. Our workplace changed to Office 2013 approx. a year ago, and now the icon is blue... as are all the other icons I'm likely to have open at one time. I can no longer tab through my open windows and land inside Outlook-- I have to look for the (blue) Outlook icon among my (blue) IE icon (no other browsers permitted at my place of work), my (blue) ILS icon (which usually opens 2 or 3 windows, all different colors of blue), and frequently a (blue) Windows icon. As we've had the newer version for at least a year, it's not a matter of me getting used to it: all open programs are a variety of blue and this has a surprisingly high impact on my efficiency. It is a continual source of added stress, if that doesn't seem overdramatic. In future releases, make the program icon anything but blue.
What happen to the Black Themes?
Why it's a disappear on version 16.0.6741.2021?
I Love Black Themes
Victor Winnek commented
Permit Custom colors or additional options for email colors. The softer Blue in the new version of Outlook is difficult for some seeing impaired. It also does not jump out like the prior version did for those with normal vision. Consider an option for the appearance of the email feature of Outlook to resemble identically the former version.
Microsoft as a whole should use darker colors to indicate in what cell the cursor is. Related to Outlook Calendar it should also be a darker color, sometimes people can't see the light colors used they get lost when you are looking at the screen. The same thing happens when you look to see where once set of email starts form the next one in line.
Rafael Amaro commented
more theme colors ,
so that each use a color and personalize the way you would please
The themes in office are a mess. They are either too bright, or in the case of dark gray, completely inconsistent. The only even remotely usable theme, light gray, is now gone in favor of Colorful in latest releases. Colorful is similar, but far brighter. Also, in the settings dialog, the text is light gray so it looks like everything is disabled.
Saul Fautley commented
Bring back the Light Gray theme from 2013!!!
Office Theme should persist between minor or major updates
David Neufeld commented
While the new dark theme is great for the Office 2016 interfaces, the dark theme is not applied to messages except to composed messages through stationary. Consequently, even plain text incoming mail messages are displayed in a light theme. I want to view my mail with a dark theme
I use user CSS overrides on my web-browsing to convert most web pages to a dark theme, and a dark CSS override could be implemented to incoming mail in outlook.