Quick Access Toolbar icon spacing in Office 2016
It appears the icon spacing in Office 2016 for the Quick Access Toolbar has been widened, I assume to accommodate touchscreen devices. With 2013 I could have as many as 50 on the QAT where now that number is reduced to near 30. As a mouse user the extra spacing is hindrance. We should be able to set that as needed.
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Is there an update for enterprise users?
Not Sure how ignorant and stupid the UI/UX team of Microsoft works. Seems they have a KRA to keep making changes irrespective of any relevancy. Hope the nature is not going to follow these mutants and have legs on head for sometime, eyes on legs for sometime kind of. Better have some common sense before making changes. User are not there to keep learning stupid changes at the cost of productivity. Nice, this disease of innovation has not spread to automobile, else one version will have steering at back, wheels on top...
this has not actually been fixed. Somehow office 2016 just got re-installed after losing office 365 installation (maybe because I have One Note 2016 still..... Anyway for the first time ever now I notice the QAT icons are spaced out too much when it is supposed to be in Mouse mode....
Please fix this very annoying change to the latest version. I rely on getting many icons on my quick access toolbar when on a non-touchscreen device - this spacing is way too wide. Impacts productivity in more ways than I thought!
Patrice F. commented
Hello all, I upgraded to Office 2016 and really struggle with the QAT icon spacing in all office apps (PPT, XL, Word, Outlook, One Notes...). My workflow is optimized with the QAT (which I also backup in case of troubles). More than one line is not good enough. I do not want to spend my time using CTRL + F1 to show or hide the ribbon and then click to access a customized one (as I read as workaround). We are in Jan 16 and the last updates are from 2 months ago. What ETA are we looking at for a reverse to the previous icon spacing when NOT in tablet mode? Thanks
Echo Swinford commented
> PowerPoint Product Team [MSFT] (Admin, Office.com) responded · November 20, 2015
> Thank you for your feedback! The team has started working on it.
Nick Frewin commented
this needs to be addressed ASAP!
It would be really helpful if there was an option for QAT to wrap around the screen
Echo Swinford commented
Had to cut my tools in half because of the QAT differences in 2016. It's definitely impacted my productivity.
Even if I did have a touch screen on my laptop, if I turn off touch mode, I should get the non-spaced QAT back.
Carlito Thompson commented
I totally agree. Office 2016 breaks the Microsoft mantra of adapting for the device you're working with. When I'm on my desktop, using a mouse, there is no reason for the wasted space on the Quick Access Toolbar.
Joby Blume commented
We can't upgrade as a company even though we are on 365 because of this issue. Early testing has suggested the loss of productivity isn't made up for elsewhere. We are power users (presentation design agency).
Daren Lewis commented
Really miss the density of the QAT toolbar buttons (in the non-touch mode).