Want Classic Back!
Title: Want Classic Back: I want switched back to classic view. There is no option for me to switch to classic. I was forced to use beta. Please make it an option to choose.
First off, I just want to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time and providing feedback on the new Outlook.com experience. I totally appreciate that updates can often be frustrating when things change. I also want to thank everyone that has provided feedback over the course of the Beta to ensure that we address feedback.
With that being said, I do want to offer some types/advice on some options that you can select to get a view that is more in line with the old experience. This includes turning off the Colored bubbles :)
First click on the Gear in the top right hand corner. This will load the Quick Settings Pane. This pane includes all of the key features that are likely different between the old experience and the new experience.
To get a view that is similar to the old view I would turn off the following: Conversation View, Reading Pane (set to Hide), Sender Image (these are the colored initial circles), Group by Date (these are the date headers in the message list), and finally Attachment Preview.
Once these are off, the view should look VERY similar to the old experience.
Again please keep the feedback coming, the entire team is reviewing every submission and we are working on bringing additional improvements.
Some of these include, Density settings (this will help those that want a more compact view), updated spam/junk settings, Chat improvements, and much much more.
Thanks again for using Outlook.com!
Wilhelmina Downie commented
The old look is better, would like it back.
POLLUTED! The term to define this beta is polluted! Visual polluted, lots of information, difficult to find what I'm looking for, I actually hated it.
não gostei, versão muito confusa, menus escondidos, parece ter menos funções e configurações que o anterior.
You are right, nothing has improved. They have to keep changing things to justify their employment. Just like Windows, if they weren't screwing with it they would have to lay off 90% of their employees.
Nao gostei dessa versão prefiro a anterior
Your reply formatting breaks all the conventions I've ever encountered. Once I hit reply, I had no idea what was going on.
Please return to the old, simple reply, where a new mail with address is created and the original message is quoted.
All this magic is just very confusing.
Não gostei dessa versão, está me causando vários problemas, preciso que volte para a versão anterior com urgência. firstname.lastname@example.org
Não estou gostando, estou com muitos problemas com essa troca, quero voltar ao modo anterior com urgência.
arun vij commented
unable to read mail convenient. too much information. old format was good !!
Put my inbox to where it was. Visually I now can only see a few at a time. Hate it!
I don't know what this is saying I am not understanding it please return to the old outlook . Idon't even know how to close this thing HELP !
I cannot STAND the new formatting and did not request it. Can I have the old mail formatting back???? Far easier to see my unread emails and manage my docs!! #annoyed
eu gosto mais da versão antiga. com certeza . me desculpem.
I hate the way Outlook decides to 'upgrade' stuff & generally mess around with my screen. How come you think you know what I want better than I do? & why not allow a 'default' to 'how things were' when you make things worse, add **** i don't want, etc!
não gostei..muito confuso. Prefiro como estava.
Samantha Dixon commented
I've never liked the split screen view, it makes it so hard to see the mail. I do like the idea of having all the photos in one spot, but honestly the old look is the best.
Beta ... is not an improvement!
The split screen layout is overcrowded and makes it much harder to view emails clearly without half of it being cropped out. Also I think the split screen also makes the web browser slower as more info has to load at one time, which often leads the browser becoming unresponsive. I personally much prefer the older less complicated outlook . Simpler is better !
Carl Harvey commented
Somebody changed Outlook and I don't like it. If we have something we like, we hate for it to be changed dogmatically!
Wes and Brett Pearce-Waytuck commented
Why don't I subscribe to beta? Because it is another example of a product provider determining my user experience. Example: Sort is limited to 3 options (instead of the 5 or 6 in classic) and is not persistent ... the minute you change screens it reverts to the default. The reason I use outlook and not google mail is because of the options I have in defining my own user experience. Take away those options, and why would I be here? Sticking with classic
Simon Proulx commented
year the colors i cant do it... hurts my eyes... and im only 32 lol. like the non-beta version better.. please dont make this a mandatory upgrade.. ever!