Microsoft outlook sucks - typical answers and questions
Is Microsoft getting rid of Outlook?
Microsoft plans to get rid of desktop Outlook apps in favor of unified web app.
Why is the outlook app so bad?
The biggest problem with Outlook for Android and iOS when it was first released was the omission of integration with mobile device management (MDM) tools. Without more management capabilities, IT can't manage what users can and can't do with the app – causing some organizations to ban use of the app altogether.
How's everyone doing, I'm ThioJoe, and today we're taking a look at 11 settings in Google Chrome that you should probably change.
These can be things you want to turn off or cool things that are turned off by default that you want to turn on. Now I'm using version 63 of Chrome which is actually the current beta version. If you later watch this article or don't use the beta version, it might look a little different, so don't be surprised.
I think you will find these interesting, and also subscribe to more such articles and enable notifications by clicking the bell, or YouTube will not show you my new articles even if you have a subscription because the YouTube algorithm is on steaming dumpster fire. Anyway, let's get started. To start, we have one feature that I last checked is on by default that you'll probably want to turn off.
Click on Advanced, then look under System for the option 'Continuerunning background ap.' ps if Google Chrome closes, 'I don't know about you, but when I close Google Chrome I expect it to actually close with no apps running in the background that I have no idea about. I really mean what? Do I want to keep browser apps running even if I don't even use the browser? So yes, I would disable that for you and save some system resources.
Okay, number two, that's on the settings page too, but this time under Privacy and Security. Look for the setting 'Automatically send system information and page content to Google to detect dangerous apps and websites'. This is disabled by default, but personally I think it's actually worth enabling.
If you are very privacy conscious you don't have to, but there are so many malicious websites out there that if more people turn this setting on, you will benefit from it in the future - Chrome is more likely to detect a new malicious website you visit, too if it hasn't been scanned already. Okay. Now all the rest of the settings we'll be going through are in a hidden settings menu called the Chrome Flags menu.
Getting there is really easy, you just go to the url bar and type in chrome: // flags and hit type. It will warn you that these are experimental features. So, it's best not to turn features on and off randomly without knowing what they're doing.
So for number 3, you're looking for a setting called 'Show Saved Copies Button'. You can either search for it at the top or press Ctrl + F and enter there you can load a cached version of a website if that website either fails to load or you are currently offline. To enable them, go to the dropdown and select 'primary'.
That way, you can at least look at an earlier version of the website even if it's not live, which could still be helpful. If this is checked, this failed page load, you will see a button to load the saved copy. If you're wondering what the secondary option means, it just changes whether the Load a Copy button is on the left or on the right so it doesn't matter, next number 4, this one is really great, it's called 'Parallel Downloading'.
So look for this one and enable it. This allows Chrome to use multiple download threads to speed up the download of a file Limiting the speed at which you can download a file, Chrome can basically download multiple parts of that file in parallel, reducing the download speed to a fraction can. There isn't really a lot of documentation on this feature so I'm not sure how well it works, and if it does every time, but I don't see any reason not to enable it unless you're having problems or something.
By the way, there are extensions that can do this too, I won't go into them because it's beyond the scope of this article, but you can look them up. Make them redundant and work without extensions. For number 5, look for a setting called 'Smooth Scrolling'.
Why is Outlook so slow 2020?
When Outlook has performance issues, it can be caused either by a corrupt or damaged PST file, an add-in that isn't functioning, a corrupt profile, or a problem with the Outlook application.
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With Woven, you can access all of your calendars in one place and have powerful planning tools to help you save time. Stay tuned until the end of the article to find out more. Do you want to spend a lot less? Time to manage your schedule? Want to look like a pro when it comes to managing your Outlook calendar? Well, in today's article, I'm going to share with you seven of my best tips for managing your calendar here in Microsoft Outlook.
Hi everyone, Scott Fries en here at Simpletivity to help you get more done and be less stressful. And let's dive right in with tip number one, we're talking about a keyboard shortcut that will allow us to go to any date on our calendar, all you have to do is select Ctrl + G on your keyboard and you'll get this dialog that pops up. Now at first sight you might think, oh, do I have to put it in this one? Format? Definitely not.
Let's say I want to go straight to November 27th. I just type no. November 27th, hit Enter on my keyboard and boom, this is Thanksgiving or should I say Black Friday for this particular year.
Let's hit Ctrl + G again and let's say I just want to go to next Saturday on my calendar. I'll just type in SAT, hit Enter in my calendar and I'll be selected for next Saturday from today. So no, you don't have to enter anything in a specific date or a specific date format as you can see here.
How about February 2021? I hit enter and boom, I'll be taken to the second week there. I think it's the ninth chosen because today is the ninth, but it got me right to February 2021 and I can even go back and just say today if I'm somewhere else and hit enter and it will bring me back into today. So this will save you a lot of time, this is Ctrl + G on your keyboard.
Now tip number two has to do with the display of time zones specifically, here on the left side of your calendar you can display multiple time zones. By default, of course, your location is shown l time zone, but what if you work closely with someone else or with clients or colleagues in a different time zone? Wouldn't it be nice to have one or maybe two additional time zones here on the left? In order for us to do that, we have to go up and then all the way down to Options. It will open this dialog and on the left we want to select the calendar.
Now we would like to scroll down a little to the time zones. Now there are a couple of different things that we want to look out for here. Number one is that we can add labels to our time zones, including the existing ones.
So just in case you want to remember, maybe I want to put Pacific here just so I know the difference between that particular time zone. But here I can show a second time zone, so I'll check this box here and it is already Picked East for me and that's perfect, I often work with a lot of clients on the east coast so I can pick the eastern time zone. And just to make it easier for me to see this on my scale ndar, I type in East, it's kept nice and short so I can see it on my calendar.
All I have to do is come down here and say, okay, and now on the left. I have two of my time zones. I can see my local time zone here, which is shown in bold here, but I also have my east time here.
So when I look at my calendar and think about making one? Appointment to make sure that, oh yeah, 2:00 p.m. is fine with me, but maybe this is a little late for some of my colleagues in the eastern time zone.
Next on our list, we'd like to look at our calendar in a different way, and especially when viewing our calendar when we're dealing with email, because let's face it, if you're here in Outlook, you're probably spending a lot of time in your inbox and not just your calendar, but this can be time consuming going back and forth, right? To click over here, click on the calendar, come over here and then click over here and then go back to your view here in your inbox, well, you can actually get a mini view of your calendar and your entire schedule right in here See Outlook's email area. To do that, we'd like to come up here and select View. And then further on, on the right side of your ribbon, you'll see this layout area here.
Now there's one called a to-do bar and it might not be the best label here because it'll show us a lot more than just our to-do lists. We can also choose to view our To-Do List. But when we select that option we have three options; Calendar, People, Tasks, or Off.
In this case, I want to select Calendar and now on the right, I have a thumbnail of mine Calendar, but it gets better. Not only can I go up here and select certain dates and see what my schedule looks like, but as you can see if I walk in today it actually shows me an agenda view of my calendars. So I can quickly see what's coming up for today and what I have to say for the rest of the week, I need to change this counseling session, or maybe I just want to see more details about it, I just have to click on it and it will open right here, I'll come not to calendar, right? I didn't switch to calendar view, but this event opened.
I can add the location, change the date, add invitees, do anything I would do on a regular basis. And when I'm done I can click Save and Close or I can just close it here if I just wanted to get more information and I'm back to that view. It still gives you a lot of space, a lot of space to work on your email and view your inbox, but a helpful little view so that you can see your email here in Outlook too.
We stay on the email page here, even if this is a article about calendar tips, I'd like to show you how to share your calendar with someone via email, in which case we have to select this up here to go to our traditional one or standard format. And I'll compose a new message. And it really does.
It doesn't matter who I'm sending this to in this example, I'd like to get to the body of the email itself. So maybe I'll write something and tell them, 'Hey, just look below. This is what my schedule is for the next week.
What is your availability or which of these times is right for you? 'To do that we have to get to the insert here and you can see in this first section here under Include, there is one called Calendar. So I'll choose this one. You can select the respective calendar if you manage multiple calendars.
I'll be using my default calendar here and you can specify the date range as well. I'll say the next seven days, and I can also choose the amount of details that I want to include. So I can provide limited details, full details, or just availability.
This is probably the one you want to use most of the time because it basically just appears to be free and busy. It gives us the others like timid, work elsewhere or outside so you won't see your specific meeting names or invitees or anything like that. You can also only say Showtime within my work hours, which is probably pretty smart, right? You don't want someone to pick a time that is outside of your work hours.
There are a few more advanced options here, but most of the time I usually only use them at this level. I'll say okay, and what will happen is that there is a miniature calendar in the text of this message. In fact, it looks a lot like the email view, but as you can see it just shows free and busy, free and busy for you to take a quick look at, okay, I'm up on the 10th in the morning for roughly an hour and a half available, only a half hour time slot here and then most of the afternoon.
So they can call me and say, 'Hey, Scott, that ...
would be great. We'll meet on the 10th at 3:00 p.m. ' Or something like that.
I've given them enough details. But even here they don't know who I'm meeting with or what the titles of these meetings are. Now I'll just close this and show you an example of what the person on the other end is getting.
And I think that's really great because you actually get a kind of dynamic link here. If you look at this mini-calendar and you want to say, 'You know what, I'm, I really want to meet on the 13th.' You can click on this 13th.
That'll jump down here and you can quickly see my free and busy information. A great way to share your availability with someone outside of your organization. Now let's jump back to the calendar itself because this next one is something I wasn't aware of, but I find it so powerful and it might just change the way you look at your calendar.
It has to do with color coding or whatever other thing you'd like to do on your calendar and do it automatically. This way, you don't have to waste your time choosing a specific color or category gup for every meeting you create or receive from other people. Here you can see this example.
I have green as my default color for a number of meetings. Maybe purple is for personal things like this lunch and anything related to a counseling session is red. But instead of wasting my time entering a counseling session and then changing it to get a counseling appointment, check this out.
I'm going to create two different meetings so you can see this in real time. So let's say I'm going to create a new meeting here. I just call it a new meeting.
So I didn't do anything, right? I'm just saying new meeting. I say save and close. There is my default color green, but I will be creating another meeting here.
And this I will call, counseling session. Again, nothing done, just given just a name. I'll meet, save and close.
And this one is red. Hey what happened there I didn't choose red. No, that's because I use the conditional formatting here in Outlook, which whenever this term, consultation session is included in the appointment title, makes the appointment red so that it stands out.
To make this possible, we would like to come to our ribbon and select view. And then we want to select view settings. And within this view settings dialog we would like to come to Conditional Formatting.
Here is the first rule that I introduced. It's called the Consulting Session. This is really just the name.
We'll pick our condition elsewhere, but here you can see I picked the color red. Now let's add a new one so you know how to do it too. I'll choose the add button and we'll give it a name.
In this case, I'll call it a Trello meeting, okay? Meeting that has Trello in its name, I want to give it the color blue, just like the Trello application. So I'm going to call it Trell o Meet and I'm going to pick this color blue as the color I want to use. Now remember, that's just the name.
We haven't set the condition yet. To do that, let's come here and select the condition button, which will open a new dialog. So up here I'll say, look for the words Trello, and I can choose to only have it in the subject when I want it in the note fields, when I want it in other places too.
In this case, I just want it in the subject. Now the term subject is used because this is exactly the same menu that you can use within the Outlook email page. But remember, Subject essentially means the name of the appointment or event.
Now I can choose other options in terms of organization, who organized it, and other participants. There are more choices upfront, but let's keep it simple for this example. I'll score well in this case and I'll score well again.
We'll score well here a third time. to close this dialog box and test it and see if it works. So here on Friday, let's create a new event and I'll say this is, for example, a Trello meeting with Bob.
I press save and close and it has automatically received the blue label. Next on our list, let's take a look at how quickly any email turns into an appointment, because let's face it, you probably spend a lot more time on Outlook's email page than on the calendar itself. But let's say someone sent me a message like this and it came up with a lot of good data or information.
And I want to be able to create a meeting so we can talk about it. To convert this into an appointment, all I need to do is take the email, click and hold, and I'll drag it over the calendar icon here on the left. When I let go of it, a new appointment is created with the subject of this email now being the title of the appointment and everything in that email is listed below, so here is the table I talked about earlier.
It's all there for me and everyone I invite to this meeting, we can refer to it together now, either in advance or during the meeting itself. So I'm going to close this one. Again, you can drag any email, just click and drag it over the calendar icon and it will be automatically converted so you can create a new appointment.
Next, you need to add important dates to your calendar because I want to make sure you don't miss out on anything important, especially when you are dealing with someone outside of your country, or outside of your faith or geographic region, and that has to do with that You add holidays to your calendar, you can see me here. ' I've listed both a few Canadian and US holidays here, but I didn't add these myself. No, I want Outlook to do the hard work for me.
So in this case we have to go to File. We're getting back to the options and yes we're going to select the calendar here nd under the second Calendar Options menu we want to come halfway down and here you can see how we can add holidays to the calendar. So when we click this button we get a dialog here.
Now there is a combination of both countries. There are some religious holidays. There are a variety of different things.
For example, some things may only be specific to Vatican City. There are a ton of different things to browse through here, but all you have to do is select the few that are important to you; the ones that you want to add and hit OK and they will be added to your calendar, now if you are If you want to access all of your calendars in one place, I recommend checking out Woven. With Woven you can bring all of your Google and Microsoft calendars together in a single view.
They also allow you to create custom tags so that you can keep track of everything you do in a given week and type the same thing over and over again. It also includes some very powerful scheduling tools so you don't have to use third party apps. If you'd like to try Woven for yourself, go to woven.com or see the link in the description below.
Is outlook good or bad?
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- Hello Pete Moriarty here, today is going to help you out on why you shouldn't use a Gmail account for your business data. (Happy electronic music) From time to time when we work with customers they come by and say, I'm already at google for my business and we have to wonder and ask, well, are you using your domain name? Are you paying for a Google Apps or G Suite account? And the customer says, no, I just signed up for Gmail, isn't everyone getting it for free? And it seems we find out that the customer has just signed up for a personal Gmail account and within that Gmail account it has Well, there are a few ways you can integrate your business account into a personal Gmail account, and what companies sometimes do is forward their emails or set up a retrieval system so that they come in and out of Gmail Gmail disappear google account, still use the gmai effectively l account.
And the easiest way to tell if you're using G Suite, which is the business version of Google, or if you're just using one of those personal consumer accounts, just Gmail, is to look at your login. If you go to Google and sign in when you sign in to @ gmail.com you're only using one Gmail account; if you sign in with your work domain name and open Gmail or Docs or Drive and you if you have your work domain name there it means you are using G Suite, which is the business version of Google.
Now let's talk about the risks of using the personal version of Gmail. Now Gmail has started as a personal consumer service and it's obviously free, Google supports that with advertising, that's pretty clear. Google doesn't do nasty things with your data, but they certainly use that data for advertising and to get analytics about their users with it they can improve the product and also improve their marketing.
Well, on a personal account, because there's literally over two billion Gmail accounts, there isn't really much of a support line, really. They have email support, but because there are so many accounts, it's nearly impossible for Google to provide any, say, dedicated support for this product. So if something goes wrong with your Gmail account and for example you can't log in, you lose access, maybe it is hacked, maybe someone is taking it out of your hands, there is no really good way to get it back, there is nobody who just picks up the phone and calls when something like this goes wrong.
Now we can restore Gmail accounts from time to time if there is a problem, but most of the time one Gmail account is gone, then it's gone. So if it is It's not already obvious that if you store business data in that Gmail account, it's a pretty big risk because if that Gmail account goes away with teenagers, you can really run into problems if you lose all that business data, yes of course there are Backup solutions, but I probably just don't want to trust that Gmail account especially if you have email logins and logins for your business that do all of this Use Gmail account as your login. The other benefit of using a G Suite work account instead of a Gmail account looks more professional.
If you run a business and use one Gmail account for all of your email, customers will see that account. And you could say Peter, I forwarded my work email in Gmail and then I'm sending from my work email address too. Well, yes, this works when you do the forwarding trick, but sending a calendar invite from Calendar will still send your Gmail account to your customers.
So it just doesn't look professional. If you run a business, you should really be using G Suite for your data. Now let's talk about some of the benefits of using G Suite for your data.
Aside from being in control of your Google Account which means that when setting up employees, setting up contractors, or setting up someone else in the company who is not you, you are in control of their account. Many business owners who use only one Gmail address for their entire business data, you go and share a folder with someone else on Google Drive, someone else puts something from their Gmail account in that folder, and they remain the owner of that file which means he can delete that file anytime and pof, it disappears from the google account and then it's gone, so you're not really in control of what other people are doing, in G Suite you're now in control. you can assign accounts, you can add or remove different people from the G Suite account via the admin control panel. and so all access to your business data is controlled by you.
So that means that you have everything secured and locked. So when you share files, everything in your company is safe. And if you have an extended function-like team using drives that let s let you do even cooler things, like: For example, let your employees put files in a folder, but not delete files from a folder.
You can use it to lock all sorts of really cool things inside the google suite account, you also get access to support. Now if you signed in directly to google you get access to google support. If you contact someone like us at itGenius gives you access to premium support and that means as long as you have access to your domain name, you always have access to your Google account.
It is very, very rare that Google closes an account or something is disabled. Usually the only time someone loses access to their G Suite account is when they forget to pay the bill. But if something happens and for some reason Google closes your account, or an employee locks you out, or someone tried to hack into the account and steal access to your data, as long as you are in control of your business domain name that you are using a partner like us can work to gain access to your account.
And at the end of the day, trusting a Gmail account is just absolutely crazy, and I'm talking about a personal Gmail account with your business data. If you put your business at risk, your business data is at risk. And for a few dollars a month for business licenses with G Suite, plus all the other perks of using a Google business account, you're in control and have access to support in case something goes wrong, that's it, when If you need help with your G Suite account, or if you are currently using a Gmail account and are a little worried about it, I would highly recommend that you switch to G Suite and I would highly recommend that you go with one too Partners working together to actually do this.
Google provides guides and wizards, as well as step-by-step guides on how to implement G Suite, but they are missing out on steps, and to be honest, if you're a business owner it's not good to spend your time frolicking if you are If you are trying to set up G Suite yourself, it is better to delegate it to someone who has already done it a million times and knows all the processes and can also support you in answering questions. So if that's what you're interested in, visit our website, itgenius.com, and our team will be happy to help.
No matter where in the world you are, we can help you with your Google Account and if you need it please contact us. ' Until the next article, take care, cheers. (happy electronic music)
How did Microsoft make outlook easier to use?
When Microsoft made the move to a more touch-friendly version of Outlook (pardon me while I cry), one of the ways it made Outlook easier to use on tablets involved MAKING THE MENU TAB NAMES ALL CAPS. That may be the poorest excuse for a touch navigation enhancement ever created.
Why is outlook so bad for my computer?
Microsoft Outlook is a nearly ubiquitous presence in PC computing -- and, seemingly, a universally reviled one. Outlook has countless features, ranging from e-mail gathering to calendaring, contact tracking, to-do list creation and more -- yet its tendency toward bloat, sluggishness and unreliability can make it maddening to use.
What to do if Outlook 2013 is not working?
You're seeing Outlook 2013's response when the default action for certain kinds of links gets messed up. Easy solution: Go to KB article 310049 and run the Fix It. That resets all of the programs associated with possibly misidentified links.
How to get rid of Outlook add in?
Next, kill any Outlook add-ins you don't need, as outlined in Annoyance No. 5. Quite a few people have reported that iTunes installs an Outlook add-in -- though for what purpose is unclear -- and that deleting it speeds up Outlook.