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1987 called; they want their interface back.

Heh. I'd rather have that than them go overboard with gradients. :laugh:

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They should add more colour to them, white is too bland. They should have the option of themes like in previous versions, or colourise it by the app colour.

At some point we'll be back to full-on Watercolor-era Whistler, I'm sure. Not that I would mind. Seems like we could have gotten here a lot quicker though... :shifty:

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I don't mind the whiteness. I do like the inclusion of a weather gadget in Outlook Calendar. That way, you can plan your golf outing within the nice days. :D

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It won't let me run Outlook 2010 with this installed.

Furthermore, Outlook 2013 isn't compatible with my Exchange Server.

If your Exchange Server is 2003, it isn't. Only 2007 and above.

Works fine here at work but Symantec's EVault application doesn't work, so I'm back to 2010.

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Really, really annoying:

In Windows Explorer list view, it is almost impossible to distinguish the icons for the different file types (Word, Excel).

You have to look closely. They look almost identical.

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hi,

I have one problem after uninstall Office 2013. One icon without name appeared on my desktop. Does anyone know what is this. I'm trying to remove this but after refresh desktop it appears again.

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You probably downloaded the office 365 preview. That one is streaming so the apps a streaming from the web. So if you have a slow connection you will have a slower app. You have to download the 700 meg full version of office 2013

That is just till it gets installed. It's same as usual install when it's done.

I'm running the full install by the way, the whole 700MB setup file. I'm not even going to bother with a rant on ClickToRun. I've seen it on friends' computers, taking 20 seconds to open Word is ridiculous.

It's slower initially because it is still installing in the background. If you started Powerpoint first and then Word, it will prioritize powerpoint and Word will load slower.

Holy ****, really? I'm so sick of metro fanboi's saying don't use it this way or don't do this. You sound almost as bad as jobs saying you're holding it wrong.

Why should such a simple thing like having the window maximized (and in word this is great since you can set the thing to show more than one page while it's maximized). How about MS actually listen to the majority for once and give us some better UI options and incentives. Simply don't maximize the window then? Why not take away the maximize button then. Give me a break.

:laugh: So people had problems with metro because everything was full screen and now they have problem with metro because they can't maximize/full screen?

and .neo is hardly a metro "fanboi" :p

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Heh. I'd rather have that than them go overboard with gradients. :laugh:

I don't see why with Microsoft it always has to be a question of going overboard one way or the other instead of finding some middle ground. Both Aero and Metro are examples of the former rather than the latter.

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I don't see why with Microsoft it always has to be a question of going overboard one way or the other instead of finding some middle ground. Both Aero and Metro are examples of the former rather than the latter.

I honestly think that's a problem with their company culture and leadership. It doesn't seem like

has ever been Microsoft's strong suit.

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I do not have the funds to purchase a new office suite every other year. I have better things to spend my money on like food and such. Take a look around the economy kind of sucks.

Nobody forces you to upgrade, you can still use Office 2010 for a very long time.

The world does not need a new MS Office suite every other year. There is nothing wrong with Office 2010.

Who are you to do such a statement? Do you hold the one and only truth ?

If you are against progress & the evolution, fine, but thanks to people who are not like you, we aren't using rock to write things and we aren't living in caves anymore.

You're a little fish inside a giant ocean of 6 billions peoples (soon 7, if not already). Don't prevent people to create new technologies just because you are too poor to afford a new product. Most the new features introduced into Office 2013 is the result of the feedbacks sent by the users to Microsoft. You think that nobody wants the new introduced feature? Then you are wrong.

Coming here and saying "Ho this is useless, the current version is fine to me, everybody is like me and we should stick with Office 2010 forever" is complete BS. Stop posting such a nonsense in the future, Please!!

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Do you hold the one and only truth ?

Yes. You didn't get the memo?

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hi,

I have one problem after uninstall Office 2013. One icon without name appeared on my desktop. Does anyone know what is this. I'm trying to remove this but after refresh desktop it appears again.

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ok, I found cure for this

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That it's resource hungry. I tested it on an E-350 notebook and in Powerpoint, movement is delayed on presentations with the usual images and without animations.

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It doesn?t look like a GUI made in 2012. That makes me love the quality of 1st and 3rd-party OS X apps even more.

If they do this with our Office:mac, I?m shooting myself.

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It doesn?t look like a GUI made in 2012. That makes me love the quality of 1st and 3rd-party OS X apps even more.

If they do this with our Office:mac, I?m shooting myself.

Yes because it is Office 2013. :p

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Yeah the ribbon icons look like 256 colour... feels like a toned down RDP session. The whole washed out thing is annoying too, my laptop display is very bad (low contrast) so I hope this will be improved.

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Yeah the ribbon icons look like 256 colour... feels like a toned down RDP session. The whole washed out thing is annoying too, my laptop display is very bad (low contrast) so I hope this will be improved.

Make sure to send feedback through the apps by clicking on the smiley.

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Anyone else just get a notification of an update being delivered? Any idea what's new?

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Anyone else just get a notification of an update being delivered? Any idea what's new?

Not me. Where'd you see it? Windows Update, or when you opening something up?

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Not me. Where'd you see it? Windows Update, or when you opening something up?

Pop up in the system tray

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It's an update to fix the outlook bug that swipe off all your email maybe :p They put the KB as a download on MS website, maybe now it's delivered through Ms Update.

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Anyone found the account picture does not update? I've changed mine via Windows 8 since signing in, but for some reason Office is still stuck on the old one...

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Is it me or this Outlook 2013 is way too bright?

WTF were they thinking? This interface is an eye vision killer dudes. Is there a way to change this to a more pleasant color? This is insane.

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Is it me or this Outlook 2013 is way too bright?

WTF were they thinking? This interface is an eye vision killer dudes. Is there a way to change this to a more pleasant color? This is insane.

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go to settings and change the color scheme to light or dark grey, they look much better

edit: added picture of light grey

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go to settings and change the color scheme to light or dark grey, they look much better

edit: added picture of light grey

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Where are the settings you are talking about? I can't find them!

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