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  1. High Contrast

    For vision impaired uses that use custom High Contrast Theming, the Teams apps does not correctly map to the colors. For example, left list uses the Disabled vs Selected colors. Microsoft should be fully committed to one standard for Theming; especially for High Contrast Theme. It is critical for the vision impaired.

    21 votes
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    Warren responded

    I apologize for being fairly ignorant on this topic. The color scheme setting can be found by clicking your portrait icon within Teams at the upper right. Under the General Settings you can select, Default color theme, Dark, or High Contrast. This follows the Windows OS high contrast theme and my understanding is also following the global standards.

    If you are having issues could you let me know what exactly is happening or specifics you feel need to change? If you could tell me both and maybe even email me screen shots to TeamsML@microsoft.com I can work to see what I can do for you. Please list the subject in the email as “High Contrast”.

    Thanks!
    -Warren

  2. Allow multiple windows of Teams to be open.

    In other programs such as word, you can have 2 windows open so you can view two documents at once. Feel this would be helpful for Teams as well. Example, have chat open on one window and Teams/channels on the other.

    20 votes
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  3. capability to delete uploaded backgrounds.

    A couple of backgrounds that I uploaded are sideways and I want to delete them from the selection of backgrounds.

    20 votes
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  4. Open Desktop App directly

    A click on a teams link should open the desktop app directly, without going through the browser and asking for the app to open.Microsoft id advertising that the desktop app brings the best teams experience? why then always open the browser first?

    20 votes
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  5. Make live captions available on one-to-one calls

    Live captions for Teams seems to only be available for Meetings.
    It would be useful to also have them available for one-to-one calls without the need to schedule a meeting.

    20 votes
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  6. Accessiblity of Live Captions (formatting, speed, speaker)

    We have hearing impaired, vision impaired, and ESL colleagues who are having trouble with Live Captions. Feedback to us:

    -Captions are too fast / can there be two lines so it's easier to catch up?
    -Hard to read (size, low contrast)
    -Hearing impaired cannot tell whose captions are whose
    -ESL cannot scroll back to read what they missed

    Outside of directing users to Stream, we have not been successful in finding any setting that will allow these individuals to participate at the level of their colleagues.

    Let us know if we are missing something. Otherwise, we would like to be…

    20 votes
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  7. Mark up and write on pictures or PDFs of turned in assignments

    It would be nice to be able to write on pictures or PDFs of assignments turned in by students using a stylus (Apple Pencil). This would be way easier than typing comments to give feedback. I know you can do this in Canvas.

    20 votes
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  8. add option to unmute mic by pressing hot key on the keyboard. Pressing button, mic is muted, release you are muted again

    add option to unmute mic by pressing hot key on the keyboard. Pressing button, mic is muted, release you are muted again

    20 votes
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  9. Background settings (picture)

    Would be nice to have an option to select pictures to be used as background.

    20 votes
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  11. contact list as separate side bar

    skype has a nice contacts list sidebar, then when you text the person on there its a nice lil window... this is too clunky to have the chat attached continually to the contacts.

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  12. Put a very thin gray border around the main window frame

    Put a very thin gray border around the main window frame when running Dark Theme so I can find the bottom corners on top of other "dark mode" things, like Windows Desktop (black), Notepad++ (dark theme), etc.

    20 votes
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  13. would love to be able to change skins like you can for outlook

    would love to be able to change skins like you can for outlook

    20 votes
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  14. Chat and contacts should be in different tabs

    Hi Team

    Currently, we have chat and contacts under chat icon but it should be split like chat icon and contacts icon to be easily accessable

    19 votes
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  15. Menu bar during presentation

    It would be helpful if we had the ability to move the menu bar so that it doesn't obstruct the presentation every time someone touches the mouse.

    19 votes
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  16. Background option

    Background option: The office talking heads background, the conference room from the office when they do their interviews. So having a background option that is the conference room from the tv show the office.

    19 votes
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  17. Chat Search

    Can Microsoft Teams make it possible to search a chat E.g. You need to get out a data out of a chat group that has been drowned by other chat.

    19 votes
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  18. Add ability to separate screen share and videos on multiple screens

    When you are in an active meeting with both video and a screenshare, allow the screen share to be moved out of the main window and into a separate window that can be viewed on a secondary monitor.

    19 votes
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  19. Universal Microphone Mute Function

    In Skype, there is a universal keybind which will mute your microphone regardless of which window is active (skype or otherwise) which allows you to multitask and mute/unmute without having to navigate back to teams.

    I suggest implementing this function so that the Teams mute keybind will work without Teams being the active window.

    19 votes
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  20. Allow additional device to join a 1:1 established call

    Hi,

    Some background:

    I wear MFI hearing aids. They are connected via Bluetooth to my iPhone.

    Team application installed on my iPhone and on my laptop. same account signed in in both instances.

    Good: I can join meetings from both devices at the same time ( e.g.: sound in my ears, scree sharing on my laptop

    Bad: if someone call me directly I take the call on my iPhone. I didn't find yet how I can join the call from my laptop and see the screen sharing.

    Workaround: Quickly create a meeting "now" and ask the caller to hang-up and…

    19 votes
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