I can barely see my outlook screen…great job Microsoft. To see what else Outlook 2016 has to offer over Outlook 2013 see:. The problem with Office 2013 is the lack of color contrast for functional reasons. What happened to these design guidelines for Windows? This of course freed up a whole lot of space. Even though at least one of the provided themes is workable for most people albeit with some adjustment time , the lack of some true themes to choose from remains a bit disappointing. The colour theme of Outlook is an amazing few steps backwards compared to the old 2003 etc.
The Black theme provides the highest-contrast visual for your Office theme. Does Microsoft actually poll people anymore? When I was experimenting with the Message Preview option and had it set to 2 or 3 lines, I actually preferred having the gridlines off as the separation between messages was already clear enough to me and it cleaned up the interface. Re-enable the To-Do Bar A big visual change is that by default, the To-Do Bar has now been disabled in Outlook 2013. Is that so hard to ask?? You can do the same for messages which are marked as unread to mark them as read. The functionality is good but the viewing is atrocious. I'm told to give the new themes some time, and they will grow on you, and perhaps they will, and perhaps I'll give them a try, but for now, I've got way too much email, and I feel like I'm straining to read and find relevant content. That's why a dictatorial visionary leader is needed to head product groups.
So ask your friends, fiends , enemies, relatives, co-workers, strangers on the street to also submit your suggestion to all of the following locations. They are very bland and hurt my eyes after working on the computer for some time. Is there any plan on adding in more office themes to the office 2013. This could make the overview less clear as it was. Aug 08, 2013аи Windows 7 Forums is the largest help and support community, providing friendly help and advice for Microsoft Windows 7 РђдVast selection of software.
Where is the color when we have millions of colors available to the monitors? This is inexcusable and I hope whoever thought a grayscale theme was a good idea has been fired. Maybe at that age your eyes change so one does see differently. Final thoughts One of the goals of the new Outlook 2013 interface was to make it look more clean while keeping the most commonly used features still in-sight or closely available. There's almost no possibilities to customize the backgrounds or colors and. In my opinion, I seem to be able to display about 10% less rows of data on the same screen real estate in Office 2013 as I did in Office 2010. You have the option to show 1, 2 or 3 lines or to turn it off. How hard can that be to fix? In the Office Theme field below Office Background, choose from White, Light Gray or Dark gray.
This decides the color of your navigation bars. I still would like to change the colors to something other than the dark one. Get tips, reviews, news, and giveaways reserved exclusively for subscribers. Thank you for your suggestions it really helps the eyes. No further date, announcement or otherwise has been communicated about this. This slide shows you how very different Outlook 2013 looks with a dark gray Theme and the Underwater Background.
A sample of some of the new backgrounds in Office 2013. I paid a lot of money for this software and, at the very least, I should be able to customize the colors. I have the Reading Pane on the right so a 1 line preview usually only shows a greeting and 3 or 4 additional words anyway. I'd happily downgrade to Office 2010, but it isn't possible as far as I know. Windows 10 customers can now get Desktop Themes from Microsoft Store.
This strategy of continually ignoring their users keeps depressing their market share. Following your lead, I checked out the reg entry you named. Thanks so much for these tips. Using the above method, one should be able to change one colour after another to figure out which colours do what and then create a map of all colours that can be changed. I made the change above and was happier. A generous friend gave me a copy of Office Pro 2013. I will sue you for this Microsoft.
Free Shipping on Qualified Orders. Hi there Office 2010 --Much better -- you can also set themes and backgrounds different from that hideous White colour in Office 2013. So that was fun, but unproductive. I have it configured to show: Mail, Calendar, Contact, Tasks and Notes. If you dont like the color scheme of Office 2013,.