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 :)
Please make your Compact Mode more compact.
I need to be able to see more email messages on the screen. Other browser email sites have an option for more of a "compact mode," to show more messages at once.
The "Compact Mode" in Outlook.com is not really very compact, showing only 15 messages. (Full shows 12, and Medium shows 13 messages) The Compact Mode in Gmail shows 32 messages. Lets make a way to double the number of messages shown on one screen.
By the way, this is on a 1920 x 1200, 26 inch monitor. It would be a real problem on a laptop with a 1366 × 768 screen.
Dave Roberts commented
has anyone figured out how to reduce the spacing between items in the folder pane? Seems like an issue going on for 3 years. Its starting to annoy me now
Damien O'Brien commented
Thank you for your help with 365.
A recent android update for mobile word has hugely increased the spacing between list items in the menu, particularly files.
Is there a way of making the file list compact, please, or could you point me in the right direction, please?
This mode is now working in Canada but I'm very disappointed. I selected Compact and it only reduces about 25% from what I had before. Comparing to compact mode in my gmail account which is about twice as compact giving a much better experience.
András Csirmaz commented
Message Density is like a dream come true! Thank you for implementing it! Now I can use bottom-reading view while still seeing a lot of mails on top. Thanks!
...Well, it's better, but I'm still using my custom CSS which takes off an additional 33% of vertical white space, (for 22 pixels per line). It might be worth noting that I've also been using a 4K monitor with no DPI scaling since August of last year. Now I can have more sub-folders open and be able to see them all without scrolling.
Black Death commented
This is not completed.. I don't even have the option if I follow your instructions.
getting there, give it another shot!
Yes, it still needs work.
Richard Corcoran commented
Allowing the adjusting of the Density is a vast improvement - thank you (I still think you should make it MORE compact though).
Thank you so very much! I have been
"Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'
Plannin' and dreamin' each night" for this change.
The UI is not at all attractive like gmail inbox.... The view should very compact and a pleasure to the eyes....
How about not changing this at all, even "Tighter spacing" is bloody awful.
Over 5700 votes. Over 5400 comments, all saying "Please fix this." So please fix this. It's been going on too long. With all the complicated things you do, this should be the easiest.
"Working on it".
In other words, "we know you hate it and we don't care, but we're going to pretend to until you get used to it or leave". Because your users have been complaining about this since you first tried to change it, but it isn't getting any better.
Compact view is a must!
"Working on it" for six months now. This is a serious issue with usability of this product. Please make this a priority.
I agree completely with the recent comments on this. It is a major bug and needs immediate attention. It has been several months with no change despite the "working on it" tag. Please fix it already. Please.
this really is a massive bug for me classic had tight line spaces that displayed lots more emails those stupid coloured blobs that serve no purpose apart from annoying people can be removed but the space they occupied remains that causes the big gaps between messages. its now march this problem has been there since we were forced to adopt this poor upgrade.
We've run out of patience. Just fix this spacing problem. It is even more ridiculous in the Compose page. Absolutely unacceptable.