Preview Pane - Options to disable, resize and move locations
I am very fond of my privacy and am not happy about the fact that everything shows a preview. (even with the 'Hide reading pane' option selected) Please implement the option te let us choose wether or not we want our e-mails to be previewed!
e.g.: The first e-mail in my private inbox folder is an e-mail with pictures of a new bra my wife bought, of wich she is very proud.
When I then am sitting next to my coworker and open Outlook to show him the pictures of my fishing trip last weekend, my wife's new bra is not the catch I was hoping to show off to my coworker.
Thanks you very much for using outlook.com and for taking the time to provide all of the great feedback. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that there are now some additional options that should address the feedback in this posting.
1) You are now able to disable or enable the Reading Pane. This can be done right from the Quick Settings Menu. Just click the Gear in the top right
2) You are also able to change the location of the reading Pane. Instead of Just to the right you can also select on the bottom. Again this is found under the Gear menu in the top right.
3) Also, some folks have asked to make sure that no message is selected by default when you sign-in to Outlook.com. This setting is also an option.
To select that follow these steps:
Click the Gear in the Top Right
Scroll to the bottom of the Quick Settings Pane and select View all Outlook Settings
This should open the Full Settings and have Selected Mail and Layout. On the Layout portion scroll down to the Reading Pane section. There is an option called What do you want us to do when you sign in? Here you can select two options.
Hope this helps!
Didn't like the beta version for two reasons.
1. I like the preview panel to be at the bottom of the screen and this is not an option.
2. Since I signed up to the beta version my mobile no longer syncs with Hotmail.
Signing out of the beta version for these reasons.
Sam T commented
It breaks the flow. Users should have the ability to enable/disable attachment preview
Currently the preview of the mail is on the right side. An option to be able to switch it below the list of mails would be useful. Some ads or full page mails are difficult to read in the current format.
Bryan Ressler commented
Add "inline preview" to quick settings. I *love* inline preview when I'm at home, but it is not appropriate for work. So it is something that I toggle on and off quite a lot. So I vote that you add the inline preview setting to the quick settings panel for easier access. (It could just be a checkbox instead of two radio buttons for more compact screen real estate.)
preview panel missing? cant view email
Stephanie Delaney commented
The message preview is not big enough for me to see most messages without scrolling and, at least on my computer screen, I can't seem to find a way to resize in a way that takes care of the problem while still allowing me to adequately see other things.
I like the preview panel, but when I want to see in a larger screen, the mail cannot be click and shown in a new window
dont show file type logo of attachments in the inbox - loses simple layout of one line per email
NO, STOP IT. Stop grouping emails together so that instead of scrolling down the email trail to read you have to click open the next email in the trail, it's just duplication!
I also tried to turn off the preview of the email text and still got a preview of the photos in the email. If you don't want a preview of the text why would you want a preview of the photos?? It looks messy. Keep the old version, stop over complicating things
Newer version is harder to view my message because inbox, preview and actual message are all showed on the same page.
Besides, message with all the same subject automatically group together is not what I wanted when I send reply, because all related messages linked up even though I wont want all messages to be seen.
I dont like that I can't open the mail into a larger panel like before. Maybe it's me but all I seem able to get is a preview panel
I like the immediate view of the mail tray, however the right side advertising bar further diminishes the preview preview of the mail and that is very annoying. Also I did not know how to open a mail in a new tab, that I did not like either.
Too many space is used in mail list for a preview.
Have to scroll down a lot to find a specific e-mail.
I was not able to fit the whole email preview in the window and was not able to change this. Other than that, I loved the new look.
Nils Godmuse commented
-Message preview is too small for small screen, and it's impossible to open it in a bigger way. Even if It was possible, open it like the actual Outlook.com
-Interface is too heavy (too much vertical bars/lane, top bar with research and others -new, delete... - REDUCE THAT!
-In mail list, separators (as months/days/etc) is too big
-in Mail list, the mail name is too heavy reduce it to put more mail (On my screen I can only see 5 mails, and it is exhausting to scroll for find a mail)
-In mail list when a file is attach, it is still too big and take too much place
-When we click on the file attach, open it on right and keep mail left (reverse it)
-Giving the possibility too access to calendar and so on, on the left is a good thing, but it requires to load a new web page and it takes too much time. Keep the calendar and the other option in a menu like before
-And finally, the advertising on the right must be delete
It looks sleek but has too much going on. Ther eshould be an option to hide the mail preview untill clicked on a mail. Now there is only the option of show or hide.
But that means you have three columns going: folders, mails and preview. I have a pretty big screen at work and that looks OK, but on my smaller laptop at home it's rather difficult to navigate.
Also; pretty slow on the draw. I have a lag in input each time I'm typing a mail, which is the main reason I'm switching back to the regular version.
Stig Anders Mellemberg - Hurra commented
The size of the previewed email surpasses the frames (the width). I'd like not to use the scrollers to read the whole width...
Keng Onn commented
The new design benefits larger screen with more real estate to work with. The split screen that previews the email sort of make it quite cluttered, less space to breathe, although functionality wise it does make work easier with the preview.
James McCoy commented
I honestly think it would be nice if there wasn't a preview for emails. Maybe having a more compact look would make the layout look a little nicer.
I don't want to spend too much time editing a photo so I'll just *TRY* to do it in
Email, email. Email?
I really hope you get what I mean.
Maybe having this as an option would be great.
I'd prefer to open the email in its entirety.