left navigation: make it collapsible
make the left-hand navigation collapsible
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Bahadir Ozkurt commented
Please either reopen this or at least be kind enough to explain why this is declined.
It indeed takes a huge amount of screen estate normally. If you are using one of your monitors in portrait mode, like I do, the lost amount is much more hurting.
Once I "navigate" to where I wanted to, there is not much use left for left side navigation, perhaps there was a misunderstanding on your part, the part that we want to hide is not the left most drawer like part. it is the second column so to speak where the teams, contacts are displayed. That column is fixed width
Ace Olszowka commented
Why was this 'declined'?
Uh ... this idea went from under review, to planned, and now simply 'declined' with no explanation?
My use case is this: sometimes I want to share my Teams in an online meeting, but don't want the participants (i.e. clients) to see even my other (client) teams or their channels.
Why is this declined?
Hey design team, take a couple UI classes and update this hot garbage of a nav bar.
Hey @Warren, any reason this idea is listed as DECLINED status without any notes as to why it was declined? Is there a duplicate idea somewhere I'm not seeing? Or is this feature actually still in planning stages elsewhere?
Christopher Cox commented
Funny, if you shrink the screen to about 40% or less it auto-hides the left nav.
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.