Personalize your Calendar experience in Outlook.com and the new Outlook on the web

It's easy to change your calendar settings in Outlook.com and the new Outlook on the web so your calendar looks and behaves the way you want it to.

Go to Settings

To find the most frequently used Calendar settings, go to the Calendar view and select Settings Settings .

To change settings not included in the Settings pane, select View all Outlook settings at the bottom of the Settings pane.

Theme

Under Theme, choose from one of the themes displayed. You can also select View all to choose from more options.

Theme selection

Dark mode

Dark mode switches the color scheme from a light background to a dark one. Turning on dark mode can reduce eye strain in low-light environments.

To learn more about dark mode, see Dark mode in Outlook.com and Outlook on the web.

Bold event colors

Bold event colors shows the calendar and categories in bold colors.

Screenshot of an event with bold event colors

Current time zone

You can change the time zone for your calendar. Under Current time zone, select the time zone box and type the name of a city to search for it.

Date and time format

You can change the date format and time format for your calendar. The default settings are taken from your Outlook account.

  • Under Date format, choose the format you prefer.

  • Under Time format, choose the format you prefer.

First day of your week

Under First day of the week, choose the day you want to start your week from the drop-down list.

See more settings

To find other ways to personalize your Outlook on the web experience, scroll to the bottom of Settings and select View all Outlook settings.

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