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  1. MacOS shortcuts and keyboard interactions

    Please make MacOS default interactions (keyboard shortcuts/nav, menus, prefs, notifications). Other Office 365 apps are more native than this.

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    Request that text navigation shortcuts follow the system standard:
    cmd+left arrow – jumps cursor to beginning of text
    cmd+right arrow – jumps cursor to end of text
    option + left arrow – jumps cursor left one word
    option + right arrow – jumps cursor right one word

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    One of the issues with this is that the native notifications from other apps cover up the Team ones when both are active. If it was a native app, these notifications would…

    578 votes
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      working on it  ·  67 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      314 votes
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        20 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for this feedback. I’ve spoken to many people who report the same scenario on iOS. So sorry you are experiencing this! We are looking into it and please let me know if anything else happens on this particular issue for any of you. You can email me back on this address or just tweet to me at @skprufo.

        Thank you for helping us make Teams awesome!

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

        Email: sparavi@microsoft.com
        Twitter: @skprufo

      • 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…

        91 votes
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          31 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone! Sorry about this experience. I’ve sat down with our Desktop Mac team and found out some more info for you.

          First, to unpack this idea, there are really three things being reported.

          1. Requiring admin credentials
          2. App “quitting” after update
          3. Getting stuck on the loading box

          For the first item, we are looking to move to a new method that will no longer require you to put in your admin credentials. This is on the backlog.

          For the app “quitting” after the update — the app is actually not quitting, it is minimizing. The reason we do this is so we can force updates often without having to force you to select “update” every time you close your app (similar to the way your computer will prompt you to install updates right before shutting down). Since we deploy updates so frequently, we don’t want to make…

        • Add Notification Badge to icon for Mac

          Banners currently work but not getting a notification badge on the icon in the dock.

          76 votes
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            6 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.

            75 votes
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              7 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.

              70 votes
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                12 comments  ·  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

                48 votes
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                  17 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Mac Teams App Constantly Restarts

                  Mac App version: 1.0.00.10951

                  App closes and re-opens continuously throughout the day.

                  Other problems: app minimising, app stealing focus, app restarting etc. This is truly annoying, destroys my flow when I’m working in a productivity app (like word) and really takes away from the usefulness of the app, it drives me to close it when I really should have it open to keep on top of my other team members’ conversations.

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

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

                    34 votes
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                      6 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.

                      28 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please allow me to close notifications on OSX.

                        Notifications banners often appear over an area where I was just about to click. The inability to close/swipe away the notification like on most other OSX apps makes for an unnecessarily frustrating experience.

                        This isn't made better by the fact that there's actually an "X" icon on the banner when I mouse-over, but clicking it just opens teams, the exact opposite of what I want it to do.

                        22 votes
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                          0 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.

                          19 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  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.

                            16 votes
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                              5 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.

                              15 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add desktop notification for Mac Client

                                It just helps not to miss any updates/conversations

                                15 votes
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                                • macOS High Sierra support

                                  I'm sure it's coming at some point, but the app will not launch in High Sierra. And of course the web version still isn't available in Safari. So I have to download a different browser to run Teams in for the time being.

                                  15 votes
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                                    4 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.

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

                                      15 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          11 votes
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