Suddenly black grid lines in calendar view. How to revert that change?

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I couldn't have phrased it better, so I just steal what someone else wrote about that:

 

"My Outlook calendar appearance has suddenly changed overnight, from a clean, white appearance to grey with grid lines. I've tried all of the usual settings in calendar options to change the appearance back to the previous one but to no avail.

 

Does anyone know how to revert to the cleaner view? This new look is untidy and distracting."

 

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Source: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/outlook-calendar-appearance/e50b22dd-f22a-4f4...

 

Posting it here, because there is no answer at answers.microsoft.com, (as is tradition).

 

Changing the color theme does not work. It just shifts the colors around.

 

The biggest issues I have with this view is that it's a visual mess, hard to read and distracting. And that the fine line showing you the current time is gone completely.

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@Daniel Niccoli Yeah mate. I'm fricken struggling with the new view. Hope we can find a way to revert!

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@Daniel Niccoli 

 

Die dunklen Linien sind sehr unübersichtlich und verwirren die Übersicht. Bitte unbedingt eine Möglichkeit geben das wieder zu ändern.

 

Translate by google:

The dark lines are very confusing and confuse the overview. Please give an opportunity to change that again.
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@Daniel Niccoli Yup, same here.  Also the name and day of week heading fonts got larger and bolded and the "live line" was changed to a black half circle

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@Daniel Niccoli You are talking about the half hour lines? It's the "new improved outlook"... You'll have them for all of the time scales for the minutes. The lines do look darker in your theme than in the colorful theme. 

 

There is also a dotted line that goes around some appointments - here, its on meetings added to me calendar that i have not responded to but I had one user who had it on appointments on a shared calendar. 

 

Also new is the dot that extends over the previous dates. 

 

I didn't find a suggestion about the grid lines at uservoice - you can leave a suggestion for it. (There are a couple of the dot that shows the current hour.) 

https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/322590-outlook-2016-for-windows

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Thanks @Diane Poremsky 

 

I raised one on Monday, but it's still pending moderator approval.

 

Not sure if this remains the link when it's approved, but this is the current one:

 

https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/322590-outlook-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/4055...