1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I've been meaning to ask this since they added an annoying splash screen.

    Whenever I type in Outlook.com into my address bar, in whatever browser, I always see the splash screen before I'm automatically logged into my account.

    Why did they add this annoying splash screen? I remember Gmail didn't have it, then they added it and I moved over to Outlook.com (which at the time, if I remember correctly, was Live.com)

    Anyone know of a free online email that DOESN'T have the annoying splash screen?
    03-16-2017 04:50 AM
  2. FatherJack1980 said: Best Answer

    Well, I thought I had the technical term correct, but I was wrong :) It's the progress bar, which never was there. I went straight into my email inbox before - but now I have to watch an annoying progress bar that says "opening your mailbox" at the bottom.

    I quit Gmail because of that - and now I'm, yet again, switching email provider
  3. FatherJack1980's Avatar
    Sorry, but why is my username in this question "Windows Central Question" ???


    ...as for the splash screen, which I don't understand why they felt the need to implement that as it wasn't before (and especially since it's the 21st century, not the 18th one!), I can't find any setting to disable it. If anyone knows where or how to disable this annoying thing please let me know
    03-16-2017 04:00 PM
  4. shmsnh's Avatar
    Strange, I don't see a splash screen. Or are you talking about the progress bar that says 'opening your mailbox' at the bottom?
    libra89 likes this.
    03-17-2017 12:54 AM
  5. FatherJack1980's Avatar
    Well, I thought I had the technical term correct, but I was wrong :) It's the progress bar, which never was there. I went straight into my email inbox before - but now I have to watch an annoying progress bar that says "opening your mailbox" at the bottom.

    I quit Gmail because of that - and now I'm, yet again, switching email provider
    Last edited by FatherJack1980; 03-17-2017 at 06:30 PM. Reason: added "term" into text
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    03-17-2017 05:17 AM
  6. shmsnh's Avatar
    To each their own. Personally, I don't see it as a problem because it takes less than two seconds. And I'm on a 4 Mbps connection.
    03-17-2017 11:59 PM
  7. FatherJack1980's Avatar
    It's stupid. There's absolutely no reason for it to exist - as I said, it's the 21st century, not the 18th.

    But what I want to know - because I never saw anything about it, did Microsoft state why they did that? They had "linked" accounts (in the upright corner you could very easily switch between email inboxes) and stated they removed that because some security reason had sprung up; I let that pass despite it was incredibly nifty.

    If anyone knows why Microsoft decided to put on a stupid "progress bar" please let me know - and if anyone knows of a free email preferably with easy switching between accounts, please let me know as well
    03-18-2017 06:33 AM
  8. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    This is now standard for all mailboxes using Outlook.com. It only takes a few seconds. It may be that something is happening behind the scenes that we are not privy too (such as setting up your account view) and that is why MS hides it behind a splash screen with a loading bar.
    03-18-2017 06:45 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    Sorry, but why is my username in this question "Windows Central Question" ???
    You might've been signed out or otherwise anonymous when you posted it!
    03-19-2017 06:44 PM

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