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Windows 7: Outlook 2013 -- No Color

12 May 2014   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Outlook 2013 -- No Color

Outlook 2013 has three "colors", all shades of gray. I can't stand it. I have Googled for add-ons that might add color to it, but no luck. Have any of you industrious folks run across anything that might add real color to Outlook 2013?


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12 May 2014   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I haven't tried finding any colour options other than the 3 that are offered, so I have just got used to the somewhat drab schemes. I use Outlook, Excel, Word & Access & the base scheme is the same, so it seems that it's a case of like it or lump it.
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13 May 2014   #3
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Outlook 2013 has three "colors", all shades of gray. I can't stand it. I have Googled for add-ons that might add color to it, but no luck. Have any of you industrious folks run across anything that might add real color to Outlook 2013?
I used Office 2013 for a while and couldn't find any way to add color or otherwise improve the contrast. Eventually I switched to Office 2010 which has more color choices and is easier on the eyes.
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13 May 2014   #4
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

From what I've read, its packaged in with the program and there isn't even a possibility of being a hack for this.
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13 May 2014   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks to both of you who responded. I was afraid that I would be stuck with the Gray. I just don't understand the Microsoft decision to make it all gray.
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13 May 2014   #6
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Thanks to both of you who responded. I was afraid that I would be stuck with the Gray. I just don't understand the Microsoft decision to make it all gray.
Microsoft has a history of this though, and they are slowly losing me. If there was a suitable alternative (for my likings, I like some Linux but not as much as Windows), I'd be gone.

I've already switched to playstation because of Xbone and I don't use office anymore either. I use google docs for all my needs. In the age of customization and more options, its crazy to think Microsoft is giving us less and less options. Its like the pretentious restaurant that wont allow you to get condiments or change ingredients in their meals.
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