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  1. Persistent notification

    I'm using Mac and one annoying thing is that I'm not getting notified of new messages in team channels (whether I'm mentioned or not) because I missed the banner in the top right of the screen, either from being away from my desk or focusing on my second screen. The red icon is added to the actual application icon in the dock menu when I get a direct chat but there should be something here to indicate that team chats have new messages

    426 votes
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      28 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix Mac client updates

      Multiple problems reported:

      #1
      It seems whenever the OSX client updates, we get a "An update is ready to install. Microsoft Teams is trying to add a new helper tool." authentication request, then the app quits. Or sometime the app just quits on it's own without any notification. When it launches again, the "loading" box then sometimes doesn't disappear. I really want to roll this out for our teams to start playing with, but having the app quit on us ~10 times a day without notification makes it unusable.

      #2
      On most Macs I’ve tried, the automatic update framework is…

      226 votes
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        62 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        The feature team has asked me to break this large ask into the individual issues you are seeing.

        Please take the time to vote for each of these you are impacted by.

        1) OSX client updates – app quits multiple times a day https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/33838036

        2) MAC app fails to update with standard account (needs admin creds) – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/33838069

        3) Update files are stored on the MAC taking up a lot of disk space – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/33838114

        4) Need prompt before updating on MAChttps://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/33838126

        5) After update on MAC – notifications are missed – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/33838144

        Breaking these apart will allow us to clearly communicate updates for each of these concerns you have voiced.

        Thank you for the feedback and each of these are being investigated. I’ll post updates to the individual topics.

        -Warren

      • Please add ability to open documents in Client Apps to Mac Teams app

        The Open function for a document in the Teams Mac Client only allows it to open in Teams or open in Web App - there is no option to open in the Client App for office documents. We need the ability to open documents directly into the Client App from Teams - just as we can from Teams in the browser and on the PC Teams client. This is also discussed here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/MS-Teams-Mac-client-Open-in-Office-App/m-p/52067#M2817

        93 votes
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          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • option arrow on OSX native keyboard shortcut overridden by teams

          Please REMOVE the key binding for option+left/right arrow keys on OSX. The native shortcut moves the cursor word by word (same as ctrl+arrow on windows).... I promise no one wants to navigate to the next tab over with this key binding - please revert this change and don't override any native OSX keybindings.

          And please implement the "up arrow" to edit last message. This is a time killer not having this feature.

          83 votes
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            13 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            This feature request is in testing!

            No exact release date is available but it is making its way through our testing rings and making good progress.

            I’ll keep you posted as it moves closer to release.

            -Warren

          • Add a remind me option

            Please add a "remind me" option for each message. Sometime I can read a message but cannot respond to it right now. So my goal here is to set a reminder to respond to the message later.

            46 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Better MacOS X menu integration

              Mac OS X defaults should just work. I want a preferences menu item. I want the hotkey that goes with that. I want a menubar, and not a start menu.

              44 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • OSX client updates - app quits multiple times a day

                It seems whenever the OSX client updates, we get a “An update is ready to install. Microsoft Teams is trying to add a new helper tool.” authentication request, then the app quits. Or sometime the app just quits on it’s own without any notification. When it launches again, the “loading” box then sometimes doesn’t disappear. I really want to roll this out for our teams to start playing with, but having the app quit on us ~10 times a day without notification makes it unusable.

                43 votes
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                  under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add desktop notification for Mac Client

                  It just helps not to miss any updates/conversations

                  38 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Outlook (Mac) and Teams better integration

                    Hi,
                    Outlook for Mac and Teams are not working together regarding attachments or mail publication:
                    - For attachments: it could be great, from a mail with attachements, to have a quick and easy way to publish the attachment into a channel (with a comment). Today, to do that, I need to save the attachment to my Mac and then upload it to Teams...
                    - For emails: I know that it is possible to send a mail to a channel but it could be better to have a "publish to teams" action in the email ribbon that act as a way…

                    37 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make Teams for Mac available in App Store/VPP

                      I love that OneNote is available in the Mac App Store, and it'd be great if Teams were too since it's also free. Deploying, updating and generally managing VPP apps is much simpler than having to package manually etc. This would make deploying Teams to our Mac departments much easier.

                      33 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Mac: Please include an audio input/output/video device option for "System Default"

                        Currently in Teams calls (same on SfB Mac actually) when I go to chose which audio device to use, I am not presented with a choice of "System Default".

                        Every other VOIP program on the Mac (personal skype, google hangouts, facebook) has this option which allows you to control your device from one spot and have it used in all your clients.

                        Can we please add this option .... cross OS would be ideal, if it's possible in Windows too.

                        32 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Notifications on MacOSX - Use Notifications Manager

                          Please use the OSX-native Notifications mechanism build into the OS for MS Teams notifications. In this way, you will allow Teams users to manage Notifications in the same way as they do all other OSX apps.

                          31 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Teams interrupts active window

                            When Teams runs in the background it randomly becomes active. e.g.: I have Teams open and I'm writing in word document. Suddenly while typing teams is active and my input goes into teams not into word anymore.

                            24 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Teams should auth automatically with stored creds on Macs

                              Teams seems to store my credentials in my login keychain, whether I check the box directing it to do so, or not. It asks me to reauthenticate on a regular basis, and when it does so, it uses the keychain entry to fill the username and password fields for me, which makes the only remaining manual task the act of clicking the Submit button. Why? I'd prefer an option to configure automatic submission.

                              21 votes
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                              • Need prompt before updating on MAC

                                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)

                                20 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Shortcuts interfere with OSX bound shortcuts

                                  The Alt-E button in The Netherlands is standard bound to a "´" symbol, therefor in a message-inputfield you can't use that button to jump to the "find person/team" field because it will then type that character.

                                  20 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please remove the automatic minimize feature on the Mac version

                                    Please remove the automatic minimize feature on the Mac version. Very annoying. Happens when the app hasn't been accessed in a certain amount of time but we still need it to remain open.

                                    19 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • macOS - Login credentials get asked about every hour

                                      Why are login credentials not saved. Desktop applications logs out about once every hour. I am using teams or Mac version 0.7.00.40. Shouldn't it stay logged all the time?

                                      18 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Strike-through text

                                        Please allow the option to have strike-through text in the desktop client for Teams on the Mac.

                                        17 votes
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                                        • Open in Word on Mac

                                          When you have a doc in Files (e.g. Word / PowerPoint), there is the option to open in Word Online, PowerPoint Online but not in the native app. You then have to open in the desktop app from Online.

                                          Can we add the functionality to open directly in the desktop app?

                                          17 votes
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