Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jul 2014 16:22 UTC
Microsoft

It's a widespread convention that the Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut initiates a Find operation. Word does it, Excel does it, Wordpad does it, Notepad does it, Internet Explorer does it. But Outlook doesn't. Why doesn't Outlook get with the program?

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It is consistent somehow
by testadura on Tue 15th Jul 2014 18:30 UTC
testadura
Member since:
2006-04-14

It is consistent with the total usability disaster that is called Outlook.

My job currently requires me to use Outlook 2010 and after a year I still cannot get used to this mail client. How the main screen is hidden behind a 'file' menu item is totally unlogical. Mail threading is not always clear, and don't get me started on the broken search system.

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RE: It is consistent somehow
by tkeith on Tue 15th Jul 2014 22:15 in reply to "It is consistent somehow"
tkeith Member since:
2010-09-01

Don't forget the atrocious white theme that it came with. They tried to fix it by creating a "light gray" theme that is more like off-white, then had to create a "dark gray" theme that is more accurately described as dark white.

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RE: It is consistent somehow
by moondevil on Wed 16th Jul 2014 06:27 in reply to "It is consistent somehow"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Lacking experience with Lotus Notes?

I am yet to find anyone that doesn't think Outlook is heaven on earth, after some Lotus Notes exposure.

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