Please bring back the classic theme and more colors in Outlook 2016
Please bring back the classic themes for Office 2016 like we had in Outlook 2003 and 2007. I
I use the classic theme in Windows 7 and I would prefer to use that, than the current 4 themes currently provided in Office 2016.
Why do I want this feature to come back? The classic theme is much easier on my eyes than the themes offered currently in Office 2016.
Also, you must have more options to add color in outlook! I loved the dashboard of office 2007 and just upgraded to 2016 and it seems so sterile!
Dear, Bland-rosoft (aka Microsoft)
Please get rid of the rediculous FILE menu in office. You know the one that insists on taking up the entire screen?
And bring back colour!
And fix O365 - black text please in dialogs, not grey. Grey means disabled - everybody in the world knows and expects this.
And fix O365 again - revert the behaviour of the check boxes so that they don't turn grey after you have changed them. In case you didn't know, grey means disabled - everybody in the world knows and expects this.
And stop popping up to tell me stuff I don't care about.
And bring back the customisable windows menu - not the unusable alphabetical list. Thank God for Windows+R otherwise I would never be able run any apps.
And stop forcing tablet interfaces onto non-tablet devices. I use a keyboard and mouse so that I can do my job efficiently.
And disable and hide all tablet settings on devices incapable of tablet mode.
And, for those of us who know what we are doing, have the option to go straight to the Control Panel instead of the current settings options.
And stop shouting at us in Outlook. The Subject font is too big. and the date/time is too small and in the wrong place - espcially if you have a wide screen.
And I don't need to see a photograph of every sender.
And I do need to see the senders contacts address when I double-click on them in an email so that I can determine their time zone!
And who is "me" in the "Tell me what you want to do?" Has Outlook become self-aware?
J Stark commented
Work is boring enough already. Must you make it more so?
Beth Asher commented
Would like color shading or some type of line demarcation between emails. Show all flags and categories as before - they are not clearly differentiated and not all shown in current 2019 version.
Overall, more and sharper differentiation between emails. The current messy look is not conducive to handling extreme amounts of email with accuracy and speed.
More demarcation between the panes and keep the navigation present all the time, or at least give the option, so that a user doesn't have to hunt and hover for it.
Overall a very messy and un-businesslike interface that needs to be reworked for ease of use.
Why do you constantly change the colors of MS Outlook!
make it so that everyone can change the elements of the application's appearance and most importantly - DO NOT SURE anyone by force because you think it's a good idea.
Office suite is not cheap, so do not upset customers nonsense and your weird taste.
More colors options for Outlook background
Jason B. commented
I agree with these comments especially Fazian's. Further, not only is the blue icon on the task bar blue, like Word's is, but Edge's task bar icon is also blue. Assigning each a unique color (like Adobe's red) would allow us to more quickly distinguish when trying to switch.
Outlook's blue color scheme is not only too similar to Word, but the over all look is very cold and harsh. Many people out there spend hours a day almost exclusively answering emails in Outlook and writing documents in Word and the Classic Gold look would help not only with task switching but with reducing eye strain.
Tom Renckens commented
I do not like the 9 basic outlook 2016 colors. Let people create their own
EVERYTHING BLENDS TOGETHER with current color schemes and it is extremely ******* the eyes. Bring back the old 2007 views!
Please add the color catagoires back into the calendar. I am using 365. Please give us at least a dozen colors to choose from. We were able to do this on previous versions and it is very handy. Thank you.
Aaron Zimmer commented
Let me begin by saying that I am a graphic-driven person. My first operating system was Window 3.11, which was revolutionary in using icons instead of command props.
For the past several years I have avoided upgrading to the newest version of Office because the color scheme is horrible. I purchased 2010, but immediately uninstalled it because of the bland color scheme. And I have been using 2007 ever since simply to avoid the new color scheme. However, due to some operating corruptions, I had to upgrade to Office 365. I HATE THE GRAPHIC AND COLOR SCHEMES. It is horribly bland. I can't believe Microsoft has failed to provide a well-balanced color scheme for the newest versions of office. Or at least give the users more than 4 color scheme options. What is that about??
PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS! Heck, even if you gave the user the option to view the programs in a "Retro" or "Classic" view, it would eliminate my complaint, and I guarantee you would see others like myself upgrade. Please fix this -- sooner, rather than later.
Needs more functionality to customize the look to how the individual end user wants. For example, I'm now switching off of my preferred Black Theme since when I right click a calendar item, select 'Show As', then 'Out of Office' I get bright pink on black. I go to customize it...seems to be no such function to customize. Get customers into the product and allow customization, personalization.
John McEleny commented
Make Outlook more colorful and crisp. It looks tired and washed out; bland.
Office 365 taustavärejä saisi olla enemmän. Ja Sahköpostin kuvakkeet voisi olla värikkäämpiä
Allen P. commented
This has got to be one of the worst decisions Microsoft has ever made. It is unbearable looking at these. While I'm sure you think we are forced to continue using your software, I can assure you we are not. You need to listen to us. While there might be 2-3 people on this planet who likes this there are hundreds of thousands of us who hate it.
I am using the "colorful" profile. All the others are not useable for me. The trouble is that your new white colorless icons are on a very light gray background in both the Quick Access and the Main ribbon toolbars. If I could find a way to darken the background to some darher color gray that would improve contrast between the white icons and the almost white background.
Jakub Humpolec commented
At least make standard folders Inbox, Outbox, Trash, Contacts, Calendars in Colorful Theme a bit more colorful, so our eyes can find them in the tree. Please!
Stewart Joseph commented
Come on, people. Microsoft knows about this. We've been complaining for years. It just isn't going to happen. Their new look is to make everything white on off-white on eggshell. All of the advances of the last 20 years are gone. They've taken the flat-ness of the 90's, added in the instability of Vista, and merged them with the annoying ugliness of Windows 8. Viola! Office 2016!
T. Frost commented
The colours were just fine in Office 2010. It's difficult to read all the grey, sometimes on grey backgrounds, when you reach a certain age. It's like reading through fog. The current all-light-grey UI design fad is a disaster when your vision is not perfect.
This white with a black outline for everything is distracting and hard to work with. Go back to the way it was. No one likes the update.