Allow to revert to the old Ribbon icon set in Outlook 2016
Allow to revert to the old Ribbon icon set in Outlook 2016 especially in Enterprise scenario.
Thank you for your feedback. Office has hundreds of millions of people who rely on it every day to do their best work. Customers have a wide range of hardware, including displays that can’t faithfully reproduce all colors or provide good contrast so what may be clear in one device can be hard to see in another, or even the same device in a room with different lighting conditions.
The last major update to the Office icons was in 2013, and since we’ve heard a lot from customer feedback as well as participated in emerging industry best practices for how to improve the accessibility of iconography. The new icons you see on Office 365 reflect these learnings – our intent is to balance all these diverse visual and hardware needs to provide the best experience to as many customers as possible.
We know big visual changes can be disruptive, and when changing thousands of icons sometimes we won’t get everything right so please let us know if there’s specific icons that you think could be improved (e.g., if a new icon metaphor doesn’t feel familiar, or if the new color choices in a particular icon make it harder to find). You can leave comments here, or submit feedback directly from any of the Office apps (using File > Feedback). Now that the new icons are shared across web, PC, and Mac we can provide a common experience that we hope will become more familiar over time, and with your help we can continue refining the icons and features over time so they work better for you and allow you do to your best work.
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PLEASE allow the option to revert to the old icon set. I do not have time to hover and read each setting as they are so similar. If it isn't broken, why mess with it? I don't believe user complained about the icons and the ribbon.
Am I the only one to like the new Icon set..?
Are we going to be stuck with these ugly icons? This is an awful way to treat your customers!
Yesterday my icons on the Outlook 2016 (Office 365) ribbon and folder pane changed from the nice color icons to outline icons that are white in the center. It makes it hard for me to move quickly because I have to read the names of folders rather than seeing the difference in the colors. My "delete" icon turned from an "X" into a garbage can, and there were many other changes. How can I get back to what was there before? Can anyone help!
Your new icons are very poor; flat, basic, too large in places, poorly thought out and difficult to work with in some cases. Trendy changes like this are meaningless unless you are improving design and functionality, which you have not done. Please allow the option to revert.
Neal Deslate commented
Have the option to revert back to the old icon set in Office 2016. I like my icons the way it is and DO NOT WANT the new one.
Michael Albers (Albers & Roukema, Lda) commented
These new icons give me a huge Windows 2.1 feeling. Even Windows 3.1 icons looked better.
Hate microsoft, and hate the new icon and look changes once again shoved down peoples throats without input or choice. How do I restore new **** to old familiar ****, so that I can back to work?
My eyesight is no longer what it was when I was twenty something. The change to the icons and ribbon is a huge step backwards (I'm using a laptop with a reasonable sized screen).
Give us the option of choosing to keep the old style.
These new icons are awful and are not really visible if if you have any theme other than white selected. I did not ask to use these and would have preferred a choice. If SVG graphics are a must then at least make the old icons SVG as well and then give us users a choice rather than forcing it on us. It is a democracy after all!
Rarely have I agreed so much with so many.
В новом интерфейсе стали больше кнопки ленты меню и интерфейса (чем в предыд. версией). Увеличили кнопки и у боковой панели аутлука (справа. где кнопки, дублирующие команды ленты). Из-за этого полезной информации на экране стало меньше, область чтения сократилась, работать стало менее удобно.
Just got a new Ribbon in Outlook in Office 365, and I think it looks terrible in comparison with the prior version, which is the current style used in Word and Excel.
Please someone develop a service that allows us to choose our UI/UX preferences and change them ONLY when we decide.
The new icons are horrendous. Users should be give a choice with cosmetic upgrades. MS is supposed to be clever so can surely do these as an optional pack rather than an enforced change.
Allow to revert to the old icon set in Outlook 2016.
I know flat and line icons are in, but it does make it a good bit harder to work out what you should be clicking when everything looks the same. Bit of usability testing wouldn't go astray.
I was trying to fix what I thought was broken for about a day before I realised that this is an "improvement".
Fail. please revert or better still give an option for icon styles.
Luke Williams commented
Please allow to revert to old icon scheme. Even if its through customisable icon themes. The new icons are rubbish! If we pay so much for the service, we should have some input as to how it looks and feels.
I certainly agree with all the previous posters, these new icons are ridiculous and very childish looking. Please give us back the ones we had before!
I agree, this was poor form Microsoft.... they're not even similar, you've fundamentally changed what the icons look like. I have users freaking out over this left right and center.
The ghost ribbon icons in Outlook O365 are just that. They've lost their nice colour. The folder list has also become a ghost list where you need to find the folder by name rather than colour. Please provide a way to switch back or opt out
Gentil JP commented
Je trouve que le nouvel affichage est moins bien lisible. Les icones dans le bandeau prennent trop de place. On devrait en revenir à ce qu'on avait avec Windows 1803 et à ce qu'on trouve sur les autres programme d'Office 365 (Word, Excel, etc.).
En espérant qu'on ne change pas l'affichage dei ces autres programmes d'Office 365