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An error occurred while saving the commentjethro brewin commented
The black theme in outlook has a couple of glaring issues that makes it quite harsh to use. Primarily the issue seems to be that UI elements designed for a near-white UI are still used in a near-black UI. This can be seen mainly in the contrast of colours used throughout the UI. Definable colours are high contrast, but icon colours are not.
- use lessons learnt from the ongoing work done on Windows 10 dark theme progress, or the Teams dark theme. The a dark or black UI is not a high contrast UI, avoid the use of full white or full black at all costs.
- all the of icons are the normal (colorful) theme icons, have very low contrast, and low saturation
- ideally colours of all UI elements should be consistent. Ideally a more highly saturated variant, but darker than they are now to give a greater contrast to other UI elements.
- some colours, e.g. calendar colours are fully saturated and hard to differentiate current selections vs un-selected days. e.g. the Yellow calendar colour. Furthermore, the text of days for some colours do not match the text colour of items in the same calendar.jethro brewin supported this idea ·