Option to add 'Archive' Button to Menu on the Right Side (in Touch Mode)
In Microsoft Outlook 2016 on Microsoft Surface in Touch Mode, when we are looking at emails, we have menu with buttons along the right hand side of the screen (Delete, Reply, Flag, etc.). We have the tendency to touch those icons when we are reading emails, as our hand generally hovers around that right side, so it would be really helpful if the archive button can be added to that specific quick menu. Ideally, it would be great if we could edit which buttons are there and which aren't.
I like that Outlook allows for the big buttons on the right side of the reading pane when I've "Optimized" my experience for touch. I like using this configuration even when I'm using a mouse and not using touch because it exposes a simplified interface (Most of the time I use less than 10 actions/functions instead of everything that is available so everything else is noise).
A way that my experience could be improved would be to allow me to customize the panel that shows up on the right side of the reading pane when I'm In touch mode. Basically like the Quick Access Toolbar but closer to the reading pane (where I'm typically active when I want that functionality), bigger, and easier to access.
An alternative would be to just let me move and resize the Quick Access Toolbar to make it easier to use; like the Taskbar in Windows.
Or even allow me to move the Ribbon. For example, to extend from the right side of the reading pane.
I suppose this is 3 separate suggestions but they're all around enabling me to access the subset of actions that I use/want most frequently from the right side of the reading pane.
Move the archive button in email away from the delete button. they are too close together.
Janie Tschida commented
The Smart Lookup feature was very helpful when reading technical emails and is now missing from the right-click context menu. Would like to see this returned.
I prefer to get rid of the menu on the right side altogether. Whose idea was it to put it there in the first place? I want the extra room so I can see more text on the email in the preview screen. Or, tell me how to eliminate this menu bar. I tried the HELP button and, as usual, it gave me zero information on how to accomplish this.