New Outlook Dark Mode feature and other Insiders news

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The 21 June 2019 Office 365 for Windows Insiders release 11815.20002 has a new Dark Mode feature in Outlook plus some fixes.

Here’s the details including Microsoft’s report on ‘Notable Fixes’.

Outlook

New features

Outlook 365 for Windows now has a Sun/Moon button when using Dark mode and the black theme,

Sun/Moon switches the reading and compose panes between a dark or light  background.  That’s a good move because while you might prefer dark mode, most readers of your messages will see it with a light/white background.

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Source: Microsoft.

The light background looks like this.

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According to Microsoft, enable this feature from File | Office Account | Office Theme and choose the Black theme.  For some reason the Sun/Moon icon isn’t appearing in our test machines.

There are some known issues with the feature, that should be fixed in later versions.

  • First line of text is sometimes recoloring incorrectly when composing an email, but it should still send correctly.
  • Text for a blocked image is unreadable.
  • Text inside text boxes and shapes is being recolored when it shouldn’t.

Notable fixes

  • We fixed an issue which could incorrectly display an add-in as being enabled when it was not.
  • We fixed an issue which would prevent a customer from viewing all retention policies if there were a large number of them.

Word

Notable fixes

  • We fixed an issue where keyboard focus could sometimes be difficult to see.
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some users from saving changes after suspending their computer.
  • We fixed an issue where text pasted into a new document could sometimes have the wrong text alignment.
  • We fixed an issue where, in certain cases, an entire document would be printed instead of the selected page.
  • We fixed an issue which could make comments difficult to read on small displays.
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when capturing to a device.
  • We fixed an issue which would keep the Search Box enabled while offline.

PowerPoint

Notable fixes

  • We fixed an issue where keyboard focus could be difficult to see.
  • We fixed an issue which would keep the Search Box enabled while offline

Excel

Notable fixes

  • We fixed an issue which would keep the Search Box enabled while offline.

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