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The new Outlook for Mac

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  1. Where is the address book?

    There's no way to access the Address Book with people on your server anymore.

    109 votes
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  2. Improve the performance of the new Outlook for Mac

    What the Microsoft team has done with the new Outlook for Mac is really good. However, while it is good I have noticed there are some performance areas that could be improved. They fall into two areas.

    1) Window movement and resizing - When you move or resize a native Apple app such as Mail, Safari, or apps like Numbers and Pages the animation is very fluid and smooth. In the new Outlook it is much better than other Microsoft apps, however it is still jerky and not smooth. It would be good to really work on the smaller details…

    31 votes
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  3. My first ever encounter with New Outlook

    First few hours with New Outlook and the list keeps growing,

    Unsupported basic features:
    1. On My Computer
    2. Shared Folders/Inbox
    3. Tasks
    4. Notes
    5. Address Book nowhere to be found – How to look up anyone or room in active directory?
    6. iCal file cannot be added as an appointment to the Calendar

    General:
    1. Unless the user is smart to customize toolbars in all different places there is no way to find any basic functionality that was easily available in the Ribbon and/or Toolbar in current/old Outlook. Super intuitive design idea by UI team!

    Sidebar (One that…

    5 votes
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  4. Show notification badge count on the dock icon when app is in the background

    When the app is running but the window is closed (running in the background), the dock icon will not display notification badge count until the window is opened again.

    10 votes
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  5. Right panel - add option to view flagged emails

    I'm used to work in a way that I mark email as flag for following up. and the best way is to see it on the right panel to keep it on track. please return this option!

    9 votes
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  6. Ensure the screen size adapts to actual screen

    I love that I can see the calendar on the side of the outlook bar now however, unless you are in full screen the calendar slides off screen on my MacBook so I don't end up using the feature. Can you fix it so that the program is always the size of the screen you're using

    4 votes
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  7. Combine search bar with toolbar.

    Having dedicated toolbar just for search seems unnecessary. Please place search bar next to "hide task pane" button.

    7 votes
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  8. I'd suggest rethinking the space-wasting application bar.

    The new app bar, hosting just the search bar and window controls is a huge waste. Apple's new guidance for macOS 11 is to combine the window and title bar now.

    6 votes
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  9. Allow for user to change color of the theme

    The blue color catches the eye all the time when working in the new Outlook. I would prefer something neutral like a medium grey and you could add the feature of changing the color of the theme in the general setting, just like you can adjust how you want the emails listed.

    2 votes
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  10. Respect resizing

    When I attempt to put outlook to 50% of the screen it doesn't respect that and at minimum will only resize to ~70%.
    macOs Catalina hover over the green dot for outlook window and select "Tile window to left os screen" - this works but other screens respect mac and do 50%.
    I use a desktop resizer called "Rectangle" it allows me to put windows side by side and more.

    7 votes
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  11. Remove the empty band at the footer on full screen mode

    Hi Guys,
    there is an empty space at the bottom of the user interface in full screen...

    5 votes
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  12. Allow a right click on icons

    Allow opening of a new function (Calendar, Notes, Email, etc.) with a right click on the icons at the bottom of the sidebar, without closing the existing window.

    4 votes
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  13. Restore the preference for disabling whole-word selection

    Please restore the preference check box for disabling whole-word selection. There is literally no instance where I would like this feature enabled. This preference has been missing for years.

    7 votes
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  14. Add a badge count to Mailbox icon in Sidebar

    Please show a red badge count on the Mail icon in the Sidebar. When I have the Calendar view selected, it would be nice to see, at a glance, if I have new unread messages (and how many) in my Inbox. Thanks!

    4 votes
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  15. Next/Previous message using keyboard shortcuts

    Add back keyboard shortcuts to move to the next/previous message in the list. Currently these two menu items are greyed out (View -> Next/Previous). It is painful to need to move using only the arrow keys.

    10 votes
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  16. Enable the use cache exchange mode (

    use cache exchange mode to download mails to an OST file.
    Currently user are downloading everything.

    25 votes
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  17. Full screen mode doesn't keep the outlook view.

    When the new outlook is in fullscreen mode, the layout of the app can spread to wide to see what's in a message. No horizontal scroll bars come up either. It becomes too big to fit on the screen.

    6 votes
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  18. Right-click e-mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, notes to 'open in new window'

    Just like the Windows version of Outlook: add the ability to open a specific view (e-mail, calendar, contacts, tasks or notes) in a new window by right-clicking and context menu 'Open in new window' in the left bottom pane.

    4 votes
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  19. Allow relocation of search box

    Allow the removal of the top search bar and allow it to be placed within the dock along with all the other customizable buttons. The entire top being only the search bar feels like it takes space away from the main focus of the application.

    2 votes
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  20. Add Hubspot sales tool integration

    Hubspot Sales Add-in is essential for anyone involved in sales or marketing. The new look is great but I need this added.

    6 votes
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