Display Modes for Density or Compact
isn't it possible to have more compact view? menus are taking lots of space in screen and way too annoying.
I again thank each and everyone of you for using Outlook.com and for providing all of your feedback. I wanted to let you know that as of today we have enabled Density settings. There are three modes which control how tight and how much information is shown on the screen.
To change the density settings click on the gear in the top right (settings). In the pane that opened you should see three setting Full, Medium and Compact.
Hope this helps address some of the concerns around white space :)
Eliott Watts commented
As with all the new office programs, they've been optimized for mobile. They know it will work on a desktop and seem to have assumed that's enough. Seem to have totally forgotten business users who don't need a dumbed-down display.
I use to have at least 7-10 mail on the top, in this new way I barely see them, so I see nothing of the new ones. I love the pics previews, but they steal other space, maybe they could be little and on the right, so we could see more mails
Saqlain Quassimali commented
I agree with this, I move my emails a lot to keep my inbox tidy and I usually like to drag the emails to the folder I want to move it to rather than using the move to option.
Having folders with less space between them means I would be able to move my emails faster rather than having to scroll to the folder that would normally appear in the normal version.
I would say that the reading pane is too small, instead. Although those circles are annoying.
I think the rectangles in the message list should be a bit more compact when showing the list of emails. I would like to scroll less when I'm looking through my list of emails.
[Deleted User] commented
With a few pinned e-mails you can't even see the other e-mails any more!
Laura Yorks commented
allow a view to scan more emails in one page....I don't need such a large preview...I want scan and get thru my emails quickly. This will take much more time...
elaine taylor commented
Please revert to simpler layout with more emails per page so I don't have to keep scrolling down to check if I have missed any. Don't pile emails on top of each other as I can't pick individual ones to print. Been with you for many years but not at all happy with Outlook now and am looking for a new supplier.
Mike Blackney commented
Absolutely. I choose to use outlook web mail because the Windows mail app has so few messages available on screen, and because Microsoft discontinued the excellent Windows Live Mail (Outlook Express). Why don't you want us actually seeing our list of emails, Microsoft? Please let us just display them in rows with sender, subject etc.
How do we process data efficiently looking at a screen? I prefer to see the Inbox screen as present, one line per email
I dislike the size of the messages in the list. Even after I have disabled the previews I cannot view as many emails as before. This is in part due to the bundling of emails by time, which I also am not a fan of, and their increased size.
in the original version, one could see more email on the screen.
Now every email takes more line to display.
Lancer Man commented
I dont like 3 lines per email - it's too verbose and the right panel takes up too much room. Where can I turn this off ? How can I see 1 email per line ?
Angus Moeck commented
There should be less room for one email, so i can see more emails without scrolling a lot. I prefer a basic look, and one column of many emails without too much scrolling feels more convinient
Jean-Denis . commented
Only able to see the 6 new emails, i'd like it better to see more, like the 15 you can see in the actual version. Thanks
I feel confused because it shows me more information than I need from an email. I havent requested see the attachments of emails, then why are shown? Why is showing me more information from emails that I am not interested?
the whole new beta UI is screwed up and done from people who are using anything else except their own product, what si the sense of showing an mini icon of attachment in the message list and break the whole layout wit this? Instead of focussing on questioning visual effects and forcing the user to use the MSFT way on reading email you should improve core functionality and usability otherwise your little project here get's irrelevant in the market across a gmail applciaiton from google that has tons of more functionality and a much more friendly way to customize the UI (that you just removed by purpose)
It s a beautifull version, but I need to see all the emails listed, in one single line, to see many mails, in the new version the mails occupe a lot of space in the list, and i have to scroll down a lot to see what i want.
However, Congratulations, its really amazing version, but because of my work, and the way I use outlook I prefer to see the old inbox.
Sarah Middleton commented
Needs to be kept simple, too fussy on the eye. Icons need to be more spaced out like the old version. I like the idea but to me is just a little too chaotic.
Agreed, those circles in color are too large and too distracting. They make it harder to distinguish read and unread mails.