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    257 comments  ·  Outlook for Mac » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Barry Cook commented  · 

    Current Apple Mail (Catalina) is rudimentary and shows considerable lack of love from the Company, but Outlook certainly beats it as far as making it consumer unfriendly - locking down the Ribbon and Quick Launch bar, while embedding features within these I don't want / will never need.

    I keep returning to Outlook for Mac to see if someone cares at Microsoft, but apparently not. For this, I subscribe and pay a yearly fee?
    Maybe I'll just stop kidding myself and delete the product entirely...

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    Barry Cook commented  · 

    To not to be able to customize the Ribbon or Quick Bar in Outlook 365 is counter-productive. Features I do not use often enough are stuck there, while any Add-Ons I might consider I simply won't do - simply adds to the clutter.

    Goodness knows the Ribbon in other Office apps is a cluttered mess too, but at least I can put items in the Quick Bar and - for the most part - Hide the Ribbon. No such luck here.

    May consider going back to Mac Mail / Contacts / Calendar instead.

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    4 comments  ·  Outlook for Mac » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Barry Cook commented  · 

    Having used other other Office software, I get the Ribbon is, unfortunately, locked - but to then deny access to customize Quick Bar is user-unfriendly. Not intuitive and a, frankly, bad idea by some there.

    And reviewing this and other Forums, its certainly been noticed.

    Especially, perhaps, in the Personal version of 365 - where not all the bells and whistles of Outlook (for business) are not immediately required - the ability to Hide the Ribbon, but have user-customized quick links to often-used tasks would be welcome.

    As it is, it's distracting bloatware. And tied to subscription access, not really desirable. Just sayin'.

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