DO NOT OPEN CALENDAR, CONTACTS or TASKS in a new window!
Do not open calendar, contacts or tasks in a new window, or at least make that configurable!
If you're using a browser-app window (Chrome is capable of that) than you have an application window for Outlook 365, with Icon on the desktop and all, and you have no tabs in that window.
If the calendar and the others are opened in a new window, a new browser window with that tab opens and you loose the overview you have with that integrated browser-web-application.
So for now I am back to the old version due to this.
We’ve fixed this! Thanks for your feedback!
These Microsoft folk sure have an interesting definition of the word "fixed"...
Opening in a new Tab has NOT been fixed. Very annoying!
Furthermore, there is no options in the settings anymore, to have reply's/ forwarding opening in a new window automatically as one had in the previous version.
I know some do not like this, but other do. The user should have the option to decide himself.
This hasn't been fixed. Very annoying.
Steffi Hamann commented
Since the latest update, whenever I have the calendar open and want to go back to my inbox, the inbox opens in a new broswer tab. Since I have Outlook pinned in my browser, this is hugely annoying because I have to re-pin the tab everytime I switch from the calendar to the inbox.
In web Outlook, stop opening the calendar/mail/contacts (in lower left) in a new window. Switch between these constantly all day & I do NOT need them opening in new tabs!
When switching between OWA Calendar and Email, new tabs are opened. What an annoyance! At least make this an option.
THis hasn't been fixed.
David O' Connor commented
As a dedicated Outlook online user for years now I am very frustrated by the new inconsistencies with the UI. I have my email in the old UI. Click Calendar icon at the bottom it opens up the Calendar in the same tab, but with the new Calender UI (which I don't like BTW) and when I go to switch back by clicking the mail icon at the bottom it opens up my mail in a new tab. Breaks my workflow every time. Please fix or make configurable.
Jason Corl commented
Seems like it would be an easy update to change it so that the new version can act like the old. I hate that I open the calendar in a new tab, then go back to mail by clicking that button and now have two mails... constantly needed to delete duplicate tabs now.
The Calendar opens into a new tab, and is harder to navigate between calendar and inbox.
False information provided by Moderator on June 04, 2019. The issue is not fixed and there is no information on a workaround.
This is still not working!
There is no option anywhere to change this behavior.
When I open my calendar and then switch back to email it opens a whole new window................
This is still NOT fixed, and is incredibly annoying! Every time I click on Mail or Calendar, it opens in a new tab. I have 20 tabs open of the same things. Incredibly counter-productive! Fix this NOW
How do we turn this feature back on? I miss it!
What idiot thought that was a good idea? Everything should be in the same tab.
Would have been nice to be a setting option to open in a new tab or window.
Conley Brodziak commented
Mail is set to older UI, then clicking on calendar opens in the same tab with the new UI with no option to go back to old UI.
For me this is how OWA operates:
Mail>Calendar: Opens Same Tab
Mail>People: Different tab
Mail>Tasks: Different tab
etc. Every switch back and forth except the Mail>Calendar opens in a different tab. Even if your on Calendar, it opens a second calendar tab.
In general, I feel like programmers/developers are really starting to take away useful features and we are entering a Dark Ages where no one listens to the customer. Android makes their programming dumber, Spotify has bugs that they don't fix, etc. Why do customers have to fight with programmers and developers so much?
This is a horrible behavior for company usage. We just informed our users spreaded on the whole world that they have to get used to multi-tab in browser usage.
Before we also decided to roll out a desktop icon that starts the Chrome browser-app, but hat to redo this for the new Outlook Online Version.
Why don't you just let the user decide in the settings if he wants to have multi or single tab? And make that setting company control able, so we can control for our users how it behaves...
Thanks for fixing a none bug because some people don't like it, while thousands of other User like that improve. We enrolled just a new Desktop Icon to fix that in our company while other's are not able to use useful changes. Great!
Where is the option to vote against something like such a thread?