I dislike the colours and the format of the new beta version. I would like my old version back. I should have the choice. Why do I need
Do not need colour circles. Just simple email! Should have the choice.
Hey, you can disable the persona icons (colored circles) by opening settings. Click the gear in the header, then click “View all outlook settings” in the settings pane at the bottom.
Then go to Mail > Layout > Sender image. Select “Don’t show sender images”.
Hope this helps!
I completely agree with this, about the colors and format of the new beta version.
Please get rid of those horrible colored circles with initials next to each email OR give us a way to choose not to have them!!!! They take up valuable space for nothing and are distracting!!
Simply Susie commented
This new Beta version screen has enough "jiggle" to it that it triggers my motion sickness. I can no longer read my emails, you jerks!
ELIMINATE DISTRACTING COLOURED ICONS IN FRONT OF E-MAILS
Jerome Desilets commented
What is with the idea of using color-coded initials before each email. * GARBAGE - KINDERGARDEN STUFF
WASTED SPACE .... **** (shall I go on?) system turning to s^&*t
I'm extremely sensitive to colors. How do I get rid of the colored circles in the inbox?
Agreed. To everything that's been said on this thread. Please give us the option to go back.
Margeau Veenstra commented
Dislike seeing so many logos in my inbox now. It's distracting, messy.
T B commented
The change of the colour of my account icon is very distracting and ruins the "theme". It would be nice to be able to change this, either back to the way it displayed before or something neutral or a different colour.
Mau Vasconcellos commented
New layout using colours is too ugly. Now I can't even differ old opened e-mals from new ones. Its all a colorful mess, in a negative way.
Comment puis-je retrouver ma fonction Copier/Coller sur le clic droit de ma sourire ?
I do not like (at all) the new update for my inbox view in Outlook (Hotmail/Live). It's "color overload" for my brain with a freaking colored icon/badge for every single person or organization that emails me. Is there a way to turn those off? If
not, I may move over to gmail, as this is very distracting. Makes me not even want to read or look at my emails. Please advise.
I'm not a fan of the big circles with initials preceding the emails. It may be more colorful, but the initials don't really add any value or organizational usefulness, but more importantly, their presence has caused a greater degree of vertical spacing which is irritating to me because I can see fewer e-mails listed on my screen.
I work diligently to keep my inbox read and well-managed; proof of that to me (with its corresponding satisfaction) is maintaining less than a page of emails in my inbox. With this new format, the ability to do so is practically eliminated since now only fifteen e-mails fill up an entire screen. Please eliminate the needless colored circles/initials to compress the spacing more.
The new, larger bubble, with Outlooks own initial of the sender, is really distracting! This new name bubble takes up to much space, and their shifting colours distracts and draws focus away from the actual list of emails. Would really like to go back to the previous layout.
sylvain Winge Pasquet commented
Get rid of the colored icones and initials of the contact person, it is very cluttered on the interface and very disturbing to look at.
Richard Corcoran commented
The color blob doesn't matter. It takes just as much space. They made it so you can get rid of the color blob, but it still takes all the space. :(
Please streamline for a cleaner look.
Steve Mazzarella commented
Get rid of those colored circled initials
MAJOR COMPLAINT: This new display format of Hotmail makes it more difficult to quickly scan for unread emails, not enough contrast to distinguish. This backward step is stupid. Need to remove the colored circles, they increase the space taken of each line, it was better to have them compacted to improve scrolling through things. These colors are distracting, WHAT IMPROVEMENT IS OFFERED BY SEEING A LARGE INITIAL ???? NONE.
Must have option to get rid of stupid coloured bubbles in front of each message. Stop letting your graphic designers interfere with usability. Seriously, this new UI looks like the head graphic design person murdered your head UI design person and shat all over Outlook. UGH.