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  1. Search At The Top Option

    Please allow users to choose whether to use Search at the Top or keep the search bar in the legacy location.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/search-at-the-top-96fee452-80cd-492d-a35c-5c37584b416b

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    1639 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback through UserVoice, Coming Soon, in product feedback, and on related blog posts.
     
    We investigated adding an option to support search in the old location. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot support making the search box location configurable. Future Microsoft Search updates are incompatible with the old location. There is also significant risk in maintaining the old search component due to increased complexity that leads to a higher rate of bugs. As one of the most used controls in Outlook making sure that we provide a stable and reliable search experience is one of our top priorities.
     
    While it won’t address the feedback of having the search box in a new location, we do have fixes coming soon to address specific feedback about the new control. The first fix to arrive will be adding back the right click Copy\Paste menu. After that…

  2. Move the search box in the title bar to the right-hand side so search box doesn't cover over results

    The search box in the latest update covers over the list of emails in the search result with the "recent searches" drop-down.

    This is horribly inconvenient, and the search box will be better served by being in the right-hand side where it's not in the way.

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    Placement over message list is optimized to reduce mouse travel. Optimizations have been made so the suggestions window should dismiss whenever the user presses enter or clicks the search button and should not be covering results. It will cover prior results while new search terms are entered as part of a follow up search.

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