How to change search results highlight color in Outlook 2010

In Outlook the search results are displayed with searched text highlighted in default yellow color. For example when searching for blogmines using the search tool in my folders would highlight search text as shown below the searched text is highlighted in yellow color

default search highlights colour in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010

You can use Outlook options for changing the highlight color. Listed below are the steps to change default search results highlight colour in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010

Click on the File menu –> Options and navigate Search Outlook Options tab

Hightlight color option in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010

Under Results section there is a dropdown with label as Highlight color. This can be used to specify your desired color. And if you select blue then the search results would highlighted as shown below

 Change outlook search results colour

Demo Video – Change search highlight colour in Outlook 2010

Also See: Turn off display search as you type in Microsoft Outlook

In Category: MS Office, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013

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