left navigation: make it collapsible
make the left-hand navigation collapsible
For any people still looking for this, in the top right corner of a team, expanding the team (by clicking on the two arrows in the top right corner) collapses the team navigation pane.
Anders Harrison commented
Fixed UI decisions like this makes using MS Teams side by side with another application difficult, even on a large monitor. For example, with MS teams using 50% of screen width, a planner task then only uses ~1/3 of the MS team's window width. Basically, MS teams is forcing me to work in just ~1/6th of the screen width, it's laughable.
I wonder if Slack has these issues...
john ridge commented
The following all have collapsible panes;
-SQL Mgt Studio
[,,,] the list could be very long.
A clear human factors need with so much other high value functionality competing for space.
Please could you re-consider at earliest.
Steven Bergstein commented
I opened a left-hand "rail" application and had the "chat" details opened. It's non-intuitive that the way to get back to the full-screen display of a shared screen is to click on the small image of the window.
Also, bizarre that this request went from planned to declined without comment about why.
I just spent time looking for this feature. I have a smaller low resolution laptop. I need to collapse the left hand side.
I spent 15 minutes trying to figure out how to collapse the sidebar because I assumed I'd be able to. I figured I was just missing a preference setting somewhere. It's very surprising this isn't a feature.
Please provide details as to why this request was declined.
morgan howard commented
i'm curious as to why this went from planned to declined. it'd be nice to get some insight into that decision
PLEASE provide this. It is the single thing my company's users complain about when asked why the are not adopting Teams. So simple, and would make adoption SO much easier
Linda Fallon commented
could we get an explanation as to why this went from 'Planned' to 'Declined'?
Jake Meisenbach commented
What is horrible about the current design is that after you select a section from the condensed menu an extended menu opens and stays open until you physically click somewhere else in the app other than the menu. What should happen is that when you select something from the menu it should automatically disappear, or, it should disappear if the mouse moves off the menu, like every other menu bar on the internets. Why the extra click Microsoft!? This reminds me of the Ribbon rollout... Please Microsoft, go hire a CX expert to sit with your developers!
Haroon Haider commented
This is definitely requirement for us, as we are trying to roll out Teams across our company (80 employees) and the real estate taken up by the navigation bar is a little too much.
Molly Barley commented
PLEASE provide a UI which I can collapse, expand, resize and move around. Most of my time is spent on a small laptop screen. Most of the time I need to be able to look at several different things at the same time. It seems that all the recent UIs created by Microsoft are screen hogs which interfere with my productivity and effectiveness because the interface gets in the way of my work.
I want a world where Microsoft applications are beloved by users! I am weary for defending MSoft against those who criticize its space-hogging UI, memory-hogging OS and practices that require users to give up their privacy to use its applications.
So basic, so annoying ...
Was under develpment in august 2018, what happened ?!
I know this was declined months ago, but I'd still really like this feature to be introduced.
When using teams as a chat/messaging/sharing platform, the bar is OK, but I've been adding PowerBI and Azure DevOps apps into Teams and now cannot stand having 25% of my real-estate taken up by a sidebar I don't need 98% of the time.
Please bring this feature in, it would be great as our global company embraces Teams (70,000+ employee's)
Upvote, much needed usability improvement.
James Martin commented
It would be a simple UX improvement that gives users choice, especially when presenting on small screens.
yeah, why was this declined? seems like a simple idea to save precious screen realestate...
would you be so kind to comment the decline of this request?
4 months later and the issue is still existant.