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  1. macOS - Don't quit the app when I close the window

    Mac apps, especially something like a chat client, should not QUIT when the user clicks the red X to close the window, as it does for Teams.

    The red X should only close the WINDOW, but the app should remain running and logged in in the background.

    Clicking the dock item should re-open the window instantly to where it was previously.

    I find myself having to reopen Teams dozens of times a day, as well as missing important messages because I didn't realise the app had actually quit and not stayed running in the background.

    221 votes
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      22 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone, thanks so much for your feedback. We have this fixed with release of GA.
      Hope you all have experienced the fix and app must be running in background even on closing the window.

      Swati Jhawar
      Microsoft Teams

    • 44 votes
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        14 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for Apple Watch in iOS apps

        Really handy to get alerts on Apple Watch for my teams.

        39 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Microsoft Teams desktop has stopped working on my Mac

          Since downloading the Microsoft Teams program on my Mac, it typically shut when I wasn't actively using it (problem #1).

          Around Thursday afternoon (12/8) when I went to open the program again, it wouldn't open except a screen that says "Checking your connection...
          Yikes! Looks like someone pulled the plug on the internet."

          I can confirm I am connected to the internet and all my other applications work.

          My Mac is on OS X El Capitan, 10.11.6

          32 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hashtags disabled on Mac UK keyboard layout

            It's currently not possible to type a hashtag on a UK mac keyboard layout - the command for this is Option + 3 (it shares a key with 3 and the £ sign on our layout), but in Teams this acts a shortcut to the "Teams" tab.

            10 votes
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              2 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.

              8 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 8 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  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.

                  8 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • @ in Mac application

                    Did you noticed that using a Mac, when you try to write an @ doesn't work?It seems that ALT + 2 works as a shortcut and opens the chat window.

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Refine the Teams automatic update framework on Macs

                      On most Macs I've tried, the automatic update framework is pretty aggressive, and apparently cannot be unconfigured. However, it consistently fails to update the app when I'm logged in with a standard account. The app occasionally prompts for admin creds (I assume it's making an update helper daemon), and I supply them, but the only Helper process Teams ever runs is owned by the standard account. I'm not sure exactly what to suggest here, because there are several opportunities for change, some of which might obviate usefulness of others. Ideas might be some user interaction to defer the forced relaunch…

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support "€" symbol in Mac application

                        The "€" symbol doesn't work on the Mac application.

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Mac version has Option-A is hard coded to Attachment - this is also used globally by some keyboard layouts

                          Recent builds have Option-A on mac hardcoded as keyboard shortcut for attachment.

                          It's a problem that this keyboard shortcut cannot be changed or disabled. Option-A is used globally by some Apple standard keyboard layouts, and the Teams shortcut overrides this within the Teams app

                          Specifically Apple Dvorak layout uses Option-A as shortcut to access a national character, and the Teams shortcut prevents typing this national char when writing messages is Teams.

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • focus

                            Don't take focus when automatically updating the Teams desktop client on macOS.

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make MacOS keyboard shortcuts more mac-like

                              The keyboard shortcuts mostly use the Option key. However, most Mac apps use command, since it's easier to reach on the Mac keyboard.

                              It would be nice to either: 1) use the command key for most of hte shortcuts or 2) have the option of configuring them yourself.

                              5 votes
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                                0 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.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Cannot Link to Existing Channel File

                                  On the mac app I created a file in a channel successfully. When I am on the Conversation screen and attempt to add that file to my conversation by linking it from the existing team channel, I get an error saying "upload failed". Happens every time in any channel.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Teams web app available in Safari

                                    I receive a message hat is coming soon...any updates?

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • No notification when app is in background

                                      We experience that we do not get a dock notifications when the macOS app is in the background. We need to cmd+w (close the window) after each message so teams will show the notification.
                                      Please fix this issue since important messages does not get the required attention.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support the apostrophe key on a Mac in spell checking

                                        The current version doesn't seem to understand the ' key when doing spell checking. If I type the word "shouldn't" Teams marks "should'" as a spelling mistake. When I choose to correct this to "shouldn't" I end up with the word "shouldn't't". The same thing happens with doesn't and other words with ' in them.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Open at Login setting

                                          I want Teams to open when I start my Mac. Setting the Open at Login does not stay active when Teams is shut down or when I restart my Mac

                                          3 votes
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