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  1. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    I do not like the new arrangement in outlook because it's a strain on my eyes. I would like to go back to the previous view where I can switch between 'focused' and 'other'.
    That way, I will be able to have a much wider screen view

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello – First off, thanks for providing the feedback and for using Outlook.com. I just wanted to quickly drop you a note and let you know that there might be some options you can configure to make the experience more like you want.

      When you are logged into your email, click the setting “gear” in the top right hand corner. From there, you might want to turn off the reading pane. This will ensure that you have a wide view of your messages.

      You can also enable or disable focused inbox from there.

      Hope this helps!

      David Los

    • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

      I don't like it at all. There are now 3 panes all the time and I find it too confusing to read my messages and especially to read my replies to messages. The text wraps around so I can not see my reply in full. HATE IT, HATE IT

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for using Outlook.com, and for providing all of this great feedback. Based on your feedback, I think we have an option that will adjust the mail view into one that you like. You can turn off the reading pane view, this will give you the old view like you had in the old outlook.com with messages only showing when you click on them.

        Follow these steps, and you will get your mail in one view

        1) Click on the Gear in the top right
        2) This opens the Quick Settings pane. From here you can either turn the reading pane off, move it to the bottom, or on the right.

        Hope this helps!

        David Los

      • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

        Can I revert to previous outlook as find the linking of emails means I miss things?

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi there – Thanks for using outlook.com. And thank you for asking about switching out of the new experience. However, at this time we are moving all users to the next outlook.com experience.

          However, I think I have a solution for you. What you likely want disabled is the conversation view. To do this. Click on the Gear in the top right hand corner. From here, click turn off conversation view. This will get you into a mode that was like before.

          Also, if you want you can turn off other features like message previews, sender photos, and reading pane all right from this view.

          Have a great weekend!

          David Los

        • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

          I wish you could turn the reading pane off in the new version of outlook.com

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi thanks for using outlook.com! You for sure can disable the reading pane. Here are the steps.

            1) Login to your account
            2) In the top right corner there is a gear, click on it.
            3) This opens the quick settings. From here you can disable the reading pane, focused/other, conversation view, and more!

            Check it out!

            David Los

          • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

            There is so much stuff on the screen that I can't read my emails! What happened? I can't even figure out how to have the email open in a new window so I can see it!!

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi there! Thanks for reaching out, and using outlook.com.

              I wanted to quickly get you some details that might help the transition. You can disable things like Focused/Other, conversation view, as well as the reading pane.

              1) Login to your outlook.com account
              2) In the top right there is a gear, click it.
              3) this opens the quick settings. From here you should be able to disable all of the differences!

              For opening a message in a new window, we will be adding that feature shortly!

            • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

              Why have you let this email system out with no way back for users? Reverse this, it is not ready for public use.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for using outlook.com, and for providing feedback! We are in the process of starting to migrate over to the new experience. However, we are watching all feedback and addressing it as fast as possible.

                Can you please let us know what areas are making you feel we aren’t ready for prime time.

                thanks!

              • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                Grouping all of these emails together is terrible. I can't organize my responses. I'm a baseball coach, and it is lumping emails in my Inbox and those I've sorted to my Coach folder together, and I can't keep track like I used to. Change this back now!

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for reaching out, and thanks for using outlook.com!

                  I think the setting you are wanting to disable is called conversation view. To do this follow these steps.

                  1) Login to your account
                  2) Click on the gear on the top right
                  3) This will open the quick settings panel. From here you can disable conversation view, as well as things like the reading pane, sender photos (initial bubbles)

                  hope this helps!

                • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                  In regards to emails with multiple recipients, it would be nice if the all the previous messages aren't mixed with newest email like they are now. The old view was easier and emails don't get shuffled under the latest message and we have search for an email for a specific recipient.

                  How do I change my inbox my the old view where I see every email from the recipient(s) in its own line item, versus the current way where I have to expand and look for the recipient I am looking for? This happens on e-mails where others are cc'd…

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi there – Thanks for the great feedback. It sounds like the view you would like is the no conversation view. You can disable it by doing the following

                    1) Login to your email
                    2) In the top right you can click the gear menu
                    3) This will open the Quick Settings Pane. If you disable conversation view it should give you the view you described below.

                    thanks for the feedback

                  • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                    I don't want all the emails associated from one sender all together, it was better for me to have them individually, I hate this new setup!!

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi there, thanks for reaching out and providing feedback! And more importantly thank you for using outlook.com!

                      What you are describing is Conversation View. If you want to disable that feature, it is pretty easy.

                      1) Login to the New Experience
                      2) Select the Gear at the top right hand corner
                      3) This opens up the Quick Settings Page
                      4) Disable Conversation View.

                      This will put you back into the old single message view.

                      Hope this helps!

                      David Los

                    • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                      On outlook.com, I can't highlight text with my mouse when viewing an email OR when replying to an email. I can only select the text by holding down shift and moving my cursor with arrow keys.

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        First off thank you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback on the new experience!

                        I just tested this out and am not able to reproduce the issue. Are you still having this problem? If so, please open up a new topic and I will keep an eye out for it.

                        Thanks

                        David Los

                      • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                        Print function not working in Outlook.com

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          First off, thank you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback!

                          I am sorry for any bugs or problems you hit in the new Outlook.com experience.

                          We have been working hard to address these issues. I just tested and confirmed that I am not seeing this problem any more.

                          Can you give it another try and report back by opening up a new feedback thread or contacting support from within Outlook.com?

                          Thanks

                          David Los

                        • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                          "Recover itesm deleted from this folder" link does not appear in Chrome or Yandex.Browser but does appear in Internet Explorer or Safari on my iPhone when I request Desktop Site in it.

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                            First off, thank you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback!

                            I am sorry for any bugs or problems you hit in the new Outlook.com experience. When you opened up this issue, we actually didn’t have recover deleted items in the new experience.

                            We have since added it back and can now do it from the new Outlook.com experience.

                            Can you give it another try and report back by opening up a new feedback thread or contacting support from within Outlook.com?

                            Thanks

                            David Los

                          • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                            Hi there. I'm not feeling the audio ads. They make checking my mail at work a nightmare... thanks guys.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              First off, thank you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback!

                              I want to personally apologize for the audio ads! This is totally against our policy and there should never be any auto playing audio ads.

                              We have followed up with our ad publishers and made sure everything is disabled of this type.

                              Again, thank you for bringing this to our attention and for using Outlook.com!

                            • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                              For Outlook beta: enable the sweep function within subfolders

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                              • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                                I am unable to print an email attachment from email.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  First off, thank you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback!

                                  I want to apologize for any problems this may have caused you! We did have some bugs that were in the print area. We have since fixed these and I just tested printing an attachment.

                                  Everything worked as expected, please give it another try and let us know if you have any problems!

                                  Thanks

                                  David Los

                                • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                                  I'm not fan of the reading pane view. I prefer it to be off. Will the new version enable this?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    First off, thank you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback!

                                    I just wanted to let you know that we did indeed introduce a setting to disable the reading pane, as well as some of the other settings that were in the older experience.

                                    To do this, click on the Gear in the top right. This will load the Quick Settings pane.

                                    From here, set Reading Pane to off.

                                    You may want to disable conversations, attachment previews, and sender photos. It will make it look very similar to the older experience.

                                    Hope this helps!

                                    David Los

                                  • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                                    I like the new look but what's the point of changing the theme if the mid window is still white and annoyingly bright.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      First off, thank you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback!

                                      I just wanted to let you know that we actually have a “dark mode” that I think will meet your needs and desires for having a darker experience.

                                      Click on the gear in the top right, and from there enable Dark Mode.

                                      Hope that helps

                                      David Los

                                    • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                                      I often send emails to a number of addresses, taken from a spreadsheet. It appears that if I copy and paste in the old version, these are recognised by Outlook. However, if I use the new beta version, it just creates a long list, and does not recognise them as emails. If this could be sorted, I would quite like the new version.

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                                      • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                                        Hate the Ad Choice, is there a way to close or stop the adds?

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                                        • New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

                                          Beta Calendar does not allow me to add an event under any other calendar except "My Calendar", older version I can select the calendar I would like to add it to.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thank you for your feedback! The deployment for adding events to other calendars and enabling events to be moved between calendars in the Outlook.com beta is now complete. If you refresh, you should be able to see the experience.

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