Do away with the colored circle with initials/photo in it. Extremely distracting.
Thank you for your feedback! You can turn off the sender image circle by clicking the quick settings gear icon (top right in the suite header) and clicking the toggle next to “Sender image”
Well I actually removed that on the Desktop by logging into my Outlook account. BUT: On my Android cell phone these avatar sender pictures still are there. How can I remove them ?
Allyn DeMaida commented
I don't love the colored circle but I don't really mind it either - except that it reverses the order of the initials. "Mary Smith" is filed under "Smith, Mary" so the icon comes up as "SM". How do I fix that? Don't see a gear icon on my screen.
Get rid of the Name initials on the side of the emails, now all the emails look new, it's hard to delineate between unread and read
Vienna Suen commented
The colors are meaningless. Its distracting. If it doesn't enhance user experience, it shouldn't be there.
Eliminate the offensive color circle with user initials icons. These should never appear under any circumstances. They are inconsiderate of those color deficient and vailate curtural taboos regarding color use.
Trying to get rid of the infantile color circles containing the senders initials from my emails.
The quick settings gear icon does not appear anywhere in the application.
I am running Outlook 365 client W/ Windows 10.
What's strange is that these colors change every time I load Outlook. I toggled the on/off options (by going to File > Options > People > Show user photographs when available) and was able to get the royal blue for my own initials I wanted, but that reset to a different color then next time I loaded Outlook. Frustrated, I went ahead shut off the feature because I didn't like the colors randomly being reassigned each time I loaded the program.
What I also am puzzled by is how Outlook has different features for different versions of the program. I use Office 365, but another computer in my office has a slightly older version of Office, and that computer shows gray, rectangular images of cartoon people instead of the colored initials. I didn't mind that because at least all the cartoon people were consistently gray.
How do I get rid of the coloured circles? Highly annoying. Where is this gear icon and sender image option selector?
I agree! Why put colors on the initials that can't be changed? That is just being sloppy. I have a putrid ugly red color on ALL the initial colors. It's annoying and distracting because it stands out like a sore thumb. Now you say to turn it off because of your ***** up? Not fair! Find a better fix.
OMG THIS TOTALLY SUCKS!!! i DON'T want the icon of the sender to the left. The color is totally distracting. I DON'T want your ******* recommendations for attachments. I know what I am ******* attaching. JESUS - STOP UPDATING THINGS THAT WORK
Bill Peters commented
The other feature I DO NOT LIKE is the wastebasket icon and whatever the other Icons are that appear at the end of a message sender get selected accidentally when scanning message senders with the mouse. The web version should be laid out as xlosely to the desktop version of outlook as possible.
No need the receiver's image circle on the receiver's mail address field. I need more text informations about the mail address, don't want the colorful circles.
Get rid of letter that appears in circle to left on EVERY email. Drives me nuts.
Just looks fancy, but for no good reason.
Using remotely from home.
Anouar A. commented
The circle icon initials are distracting. I would prefer the picture of the sender which can be useful when available otherwise, no need for initials.
Less is More Philosophy.
Intensely dislike the colored circles with initials next to my messages. How can I get rid of them????
Cannot find a way to remove the colored dots in Mobile Outlook for IOS. NO QUICK SETTINGS GEAR ICON.
Go back to just text in the inbox. The contact circle/picture looks bad. In fact, since most people just have initials in a colored circle, the effect is to make things less efficient and convey less information in the same amount of space. Serious thumbsdown on those icons.
The icons that represent the sender are too bright and distracting. Not needed. I'll use the old view as long as possible.
It constantly disappears/reappears when you scroll over each email, which is very distracting. It is also redundant, as the name of the sender is right there next to it.
The colour differentiation is useful though. My suggestion would be to make it a permanent fixture next to the email, rather than it blinking out when you hover over it. That way it's less flashy, and those who use the colours for ease of sorting still have that capability.
(basically just make the "select" box its own box, rather than hiding it behind the sender circle)
keep peoples/contacts names. no vague initial circles. Keep full names near subject lines