Increase resize range between message list and reading pane
When the reading pane is set to "show on the bottom", the allowed height of the message list is between 270px and 535px, regardless of monitor size.
When Outlook is open in a monitor rotated in portrait orientation, this makes the reading pane much larger than it needs to be and wastes a lot of space. On the "old" Outlook, the maximum size of the message list is 1084px which is a lot more flexible.
Ideally the maximum height should be a percentage of the screen height, however increasing the maximum height of the top pane to about 800px would be fine as well.
Thom Holcomb commented
When the Preview pane is on the right, the Email list & Preview pane columns are not resizable where the two columns meet.
This is rather irritating when switching from laptop to docking station when I have large monitors connected to my dock.
I'd like to be able to widen the Email list column & shrink the width of the Preview pane.
Ken Lepper commented
The width of the Reading Pane on the right is adjustable but not far enough. The narrowest I can get it is about 60% of the screen width.
Bottom Reading pane is not an option for me.
On my larger monitor, where I arrange the reading pane on the right.. the UI keeps the message list area way too narrow. What a waste of monitor!!!
I just noticed that there are comments on this from almost a year ago.....this is literally a 30 second css fix....why is this still not done?
The message and inbox panes have too large of a minimum size, and it's fixed not a % of screen size, so if you don't have a giant screen the reading pane is impossible to read, the font is automatically changed some small font you can't possibly read. I'm in my 20's, if I can't read it I doubt more than half the people trying to read it can.
For reference the reading pane isn't even 20% of the size of the screen, 80%+ are the inbox and message panes.
The reading pane for actually reading what the email says is not big enough for viewing on desktop and specifically a Microsoft Surface. Please allow for making the other panes smaller so I can actually read my emails. Thanks.
Make the pane width be able to be sized by the user - no matter how small we want to make it. Sometimes I want it very small as the emails I am scanning through as only a couple of lines and this then allows me to see more in the list view
1. The pane width is too wide and leaves me less space to read the email, have to go to the bottom to scroll horizontally and then go back up to read.
2. If I am at the end of the email, and from the inbox list, I click on the new email, my view is at the bottom of the new email also, it should go to top when a new message is open.
In 4K resolution the resize range is to strict.
I accidentally resized the reading pane, making is smaller, and now it refuses to resize to any other configuration. This is a bug.
All the panes (folders, inbox, message preview) should have much wider resize range to accommodate different monitor setups.
Nicholas Albina commented
Outlook now resizes my emails in the side reading pane. Text gets so small that its unreadable.
In the old version, the message list could be resized to allow enough room to make the text in the reading frame large enough to read on smaller screens. However, in the new version, resizing the list is limited, so the messages in the reading frame remain difficult to read.
Temporary solution, only for the tech-savvy: Install StyleBot or a similar extension to get custom CSS.
Add a CSS override for the element: html[dir] ._3_u0ClWL0yBdlv_iGHqnUN
With the contents: height: 950px;
(or whatever height you need).
That should get you going in the meantime
Jeff Ax commented
Needs to open up more to read whole folder name
Same here. Totally unusable because of this on a vertical monitor setup. Had to go back to old version, which is a shame.
I use the vertical preview and I have to change back; the preview window it just too small. It is driving me crazy. It won't let me resize anything to change it.
need to be able to adjust the size of the different windows. ex the reading window vs the listing of emails