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!
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!
The entire world tried to copy Microsoft's brilliance with email. Why change it? I use several other web-based email systems and none compared to Windows Outlook for functionality, style, features, and ease of use.
PUT IT BACK!
I want my old email back
Jennifer Johnson commented
This is the same annoying format as gmail. I miss the old, old hotmail format. I don't want to go to the bottom of the email to send my reply. I don't need to reread it.
Minimalist design choices are cool and all, but the former design was already minimalist enough. Trying to over-minimize things just because it's the 'trend' is dumb and goes against the logic that it imposes, which is making stuff easier by being 'clean'. Just try not to over-clean the design of Microsoft products without thinking if you will be making it harder to use and appreciate.
too much going on on one screen Keep it simpler
David Cerna commented
It's difficult to manage, I would like my old outlook back!
I can't find anything because I can't see it. It's all hidden away under different tabs. What is with the conversation style of emailing? I hate it. I can't give my emails different coloured flags and see everything all nicely categorised. There's no option to add safe senders so half my emails are going into the junk folder. I want the old outlook :(
Mark Cody commented
dont change the existing format. It works really well. You have made it difficult to navigate difficult to see your folder lists and generally hard to use. If this version is implemented I will no longer use hotmail. I need rapid access to a listing and quick and easy reply options from a horizontal tool bar. Vertical toolbars dont cut it. they are much harder to use unless they are in the folder listing form which is alphabetical. That works but it is a logical reference list. Putting icons which have several potential uses and only identified by an arrow or box is useless.
The current system is efficient, easy to use, good identifiable tasks such as print, save draft etc. This so called Beta model is really bad. It shpuld be renamed Worsa. You should remember that another system called Beta (video system) was a lemon and was quickly killed off by VHS