Readd Folder Name after Search Box Location Changed
After the search update (when the search went to the line above the ribbon) the folder name for the folder / mailbox that is selected is gone. Please readd this option as now there is no way to quickly know in what folder/mailbox I'm at the moment... and when you're using multiple mailboxes this option is/was a life saver
We also need the mailbox name. If the folder is just listed as "inbox" and we have multiple mailboxes, there is no way to know which inbox. This is true in the current folder field displayed in the file menu of an item also, not just search.
I totally agree that repositioning the search box and specifically omitting the name of the current folder is a backward step. Cannot understand why.
MS please correct asap.
E. Tanzman commented
I strongly agree with the other comments here recommending that Outlook folder titles always be displayed in what is now empty space along the top. Reliance on use of the folder (navigation) pane to identify the currently-viewed folder requires additional clicks unless users keep the folder pane open at all times. I do not do so because I want to use the horizontal real estate to display other information, such as message text or the To Do Bar. Furthermore, use of the folder pane merely to display the current folder name is an inefficient use of space because that requires an entire column of information just to see a couple of words (e.g., "inbox" or "sent items"). Please use the empty space along the top to restore the current folder name. Thanks.
Melitta Argenbright commented
As a heavy user of Search feature for many years, I'm extremely disappointed with the Search "enhancement." Downgrade in my opinion... please revert back to the previous functionality with ability to add "To" "From" Subject" "Body" in the drop down. It's unnecessary extra steps to have the pop out box of Advance Search, and it's not even returning the correct results. Highly recommend a roll-back on this feature. Don't fix what wasn't broken!
We have been used to the folder name at the top for 10+ (20+?) years. It is hard to change habits. The problem with using the folder pane to highlight the current folder is that it could be scrolled off the screen. Put it back, please. Either 1) in the old place (title bar), or 2) somewhere else in a fixed location. BTW, other office 365 apps like Word & Excel just ADDED the search field in the title bar NEXT TO the current docname. I'd be happy if you did that with the folder name in Outlook.
Why on Earth would anyone have thought it a good idea to remove the folder name? It's a Windows standard that the title bar contains the name of the window. Surely it's a bug caused by overwriting the title bar with the search box, which never used to be there!
This is so fundamental a breach of Microsoft's own standards for ANY Windows app that it should never have got out of QA. It requires an urgent fix!