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  1. Configure app start up behavior

    It would be great if I can decide how the app starts up, like start up at boot but minimized, start up at boot maximized, do not start up at boot, etc..

    381 votes
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      82 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey folks, is this still not working for you? We pushed an update that may have fixed it. Please log in/out, then select one of the start up config options, then see if it works for you when you launch again. If it does NOT, then please email me your user logs. You can find them here:

      C:\Users\YOUR NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams

      My email address is sparavi (at) Microsoft (dot) com. I’m sorry this is causing such a hassle for you all! We’ll get it fixed, I promise.

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

    • Open in Word/Excel/PowerPoint as Default

      It would be great if Teams would have the ability to always launch the desktop app when opening Office documents as opposed to launching the online version.

      Rest of teams is awesome.

      37 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Prompt the user before updating the client

        Every time there is an update for the desktop client (at least on Mac) the client updates automatically without prompting the user, which always seems to invalidate the session. There should be an option to prompt the user before the client is updated. (similar to how VS Code does it, perhaps)

        There have been many times where teams has updated while it's been minimised on my machine, causing me to not see any new messages until the next time I've manually re-opened and logged in again.

        34 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add ability to print and/or export a wiki page.

          Provide the ability to print and/or export (Word, PDF, etc.) a wiki page(s) that is created under a Team's channel page.

          23 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow more proxy configuration

            Teams automatically takes proxy configuration from browser and we want to change the configurations like in skype for consumer.

            20 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • General appearance is to small.

              Coming from "Slack" i had a headache after a few minutes using MS Teams. The font is to small and the text boxes only use about 50% of the available space? Why? And it seems font-size cannot even be changed?

              19 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 'Hide when minimized' setting

                Microsoft Teams needs a 'Hide when minimized' setting like Task Manager does so it doesn't take up space in the task bar when not being used

                14 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hide/Resize teams/chat lists

                  Would love the ability to hide or resize the list of teams or of chats. I sometimes have trouble with screen real estate and this would be a huge help

                  11 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Tabs appearance customization

                    Tabs are of great help when it comes to productivity enhancement. We can already change a tabs name, but it would be awesome to be able to further customize them (font color, back color) or, even better, to display small icons matching the corresponding program (PDF, PPT, OneNote, etc.). This way, it would be easier to work with many tabs and have a quick overview of what has been pinned in a given channel. Thanks in advance!

                    Simple workaround in the meantime: I personally use special characters in front of the name of the tab. For instance:
                    ⎙This doc
                    ⎙That…

                    10 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • deploying Teams setup files using SCCM

                      please share any document/article/ command line for pushing setup files using SCCM.

                      9 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve Speed of the Desktop Application

                        Teams is very slow to switch between items, type on threaded conversations, pretty much do about anything on a really advanced, modern computer.

                        8 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Non Persistent VDI

                          Support for Non-Persistent VDI. Currently Teams desktop App installs in the user App folder this means it can't be placed on the base image of non persistent VDI environments.

                          Are there any plans to provide an alternative install for VDI. Currently we are installing Teams at login for VDI users as a work around.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Don't include Teams in task switcher when closed

                            When Teams is running it always appears in my task switcher (ALT+TAB), even after I have closed the window.

                            Steps:
                            1. Open teams and log on.
                            2. Make sure your settings are to keep the application running in close.
                            3. Close the window. You should no longer see Teams in your taskbar, but you should still see the Teams notification icon in the system tray.
                            4. Hold the ALT key and press TAB. Keep the ALT key pressed.

                            The next window in the task switcher is Teams, even though the window has been closed.

                            Worse yet - if I release…

                            6 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • access grate again

                              add to access multi threaded and be able to use every dll

                              6 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Go native for Desktop

                                Please, for the love of sweet candy, go native on Desktop platforms.

                                I'm looking for an alternative for Slack as it uses electron which sucks every last bit of RAM it possibly can before destroying your computer in a sweet sweet fire. After seeing the wonderful performance of Office I was really hoping this would be native!

                                Please, someone with the development experience and financial backing of Microsoft must be able to accomplish this in your sleep. Surely?

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Teams dashboard

                                  Have a customizable dashboard option where you could put at a glance updates on groups our channels showing recent updates. Maybe make the smaller widgets in dashboard detachable and allow drop on desktop with always on top option to set up in corner of screen while you work. And of course allow click in to drill in to team app location the widget is for.

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Can't shift click to move and it opens off screen when switching between work and home

                                    Exactly as description says, can't use the shift right click on task bar trick to move a window that opened off screen for some reason. Please fix that or make sure the title bar is on screen!!

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Different Views

                                      It would be nice to have the option to change the view. Skype has the option to split up the view between two screens/windows. This would help in being able to ensure conversations aren't missed. Being able to keep the left hand side with the different threads of the screen up without the right hand side of the conversations would be great!

                                      5 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • When using the Teams Desktop App, the App should not prompt you to download the Team Desktop App. Seriously, how narcissistic can an App be?

                                        When using the Teams Desktop App, the App should not prompt you to download the Team Desktop App. Seriously, how narcissistic can an App be?

                                        5 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Maximized desktop app displays a thin white bar up the screen to the left.

                                          Teams Desktop app on Windows 10
                                          3 monitors are setup -- Left, center (main), and right.
                                          All monitors are the same resolution (1920x1080) with no scaling.

                                          With Teams maximized on the center/main screen, there is a vertical white bar on the left screen. On the left screen, it is in the top right corner going down. It is 5px width and 745px height.

                                          4 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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