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How to change highlight color in search results in Outlook?

Supposing you are searching the text of “test” in a mail folder, you enter the “test” in the search box, and then all “test”  are highlighted in the mail list and in the reading pane. See screen shot:

By default, the highlight color is yellow. Some users may prefer to other colors rather than yellow. Here we will guide you to change the highlight color in search results in Microsoft Outlook easily.

Change highlight color in search results in Outlook 2010 and 2013

Change highlight color in search results in Outlook 2007

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arrow blue right bubbleChange highlight color in search results in Outlook 2010 and 2013

To change the highlight color in search results in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013, please do as following:

Step 1: Click the File > Options.

Step 2: In the Outlook Options dialog box, click the Search in the left bar.

Step 3: Go to the Results section, click the Highlight color button and select a color in the drop down list. In our example, we select the green.

Step 4: Click the OK button in the Outlook Options dialog box.

From now on, the searching text is highlighted by the new highlight color in the search results in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013. See screen shot:


arrow blue right bubbleChange highlight color in search results in Outlook 2007

The following steps will walk you through changing highlight color in search results in Microsoft Outlook 2007.

Step 1: Click the Tools > Options.

Step 2: In the Options dialog box, click the Search Options button on the Preferences tab.

Step 3: In the Search Options dialog box, go to the Search section and click the Change button behind the highlight color brick.

Step 4: Pick out a color in the Color dialog box.

Step 5: Click all OK buttons in each dialog box.

After configuring the highlight color, you will see the searching texts are highlighted by the new color.


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    Min Thein · 1 years ago
    hello


    I have problem that change Highlight color in outlook 2016 in search items but not highlight.
    Please advise me
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    ogina · 5 years ago
    still does not work for my outlook 2013
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      piseth · 3 years ago
      hello

      i have problem that change Highlight color in outlook 2013 already but it not work.

      please advise me.