Let us collapse/expand our teams list
One user asks for:
I'm member of several teams in Teams and when I switch between channels in different teams, other teams seemingly at random collapse the channel lists. This impedes my workflow when I participate in discussions in several channels in different teams at the same time.
Another user says:
Please give me an option to collapse or expand all Favorites
David Oliver commented
Agree with Anthony Crain and others... NEED the option and keyboard shortcut to Expand All teams and Collapse All teams...
Just like in sorted view in Outlook, the Control - and Control + on the numberpad collapses and expands all grouped emails instantly.
I work with a ton of teams now, and it is very hard to sort through them all quickly, and a distraction to go through one by one clicking each to collapse so I can see things in a more compact view.
Claudia Geissler commented
Teams should remember if a group is collapsed or not. Additionally 1 button for expanding or collapsing all groups would be VERY useful.
Collapse all Teams/Channels with one click
It is quite tedious to move a team from the bottom of the list to the top, and there is no 'pin' option in the teams list. If all teams could be collapsed at once, it would be much easier to drag and drop them into order.
Anthony Crain commented
Collapse all Teams / Expand all Teams is a pretty basic need. I keep having to collapse them manually, one at a time. Inefficient.
Completely Agree . . . Suggestion Image attached.
Austin Dean commented
If it was built correctly from the ground up this wouldn't even have an opportunity to be an issue. Microsoft. We need to talk. Please fire your entire software architecture team and hire one that does things right. It's blatant at this point, and it's a problem.
On what planet does it make sense: if I expand one item, another one (seemingly at random choice) gets collapsed?? Sorry, I don't recall collapsing that team. Every Microsoft product has this same behavior of incorrectly anticipating what the user wants, and then the user has to backtrack and correct the mistake. It's clearly a systemic problem at the design/architecture/philosophy level.
How bout this: just do nothing. Yes. Do nothing until the user tells you to. Do what is necessary under the hood to keep things running, but don't throw my car in reverse because I adjusted the mirror. It's ridiculous. It's embarrassing.
Geco Novantanove commented
Microsoft always doing the things in the wrong way.. Please collaaaaapse
Michael Smith commented
Flat design strikes again.
This would be a feature I'd use regularly, and be of significant value.
David Galloway commented
Yes! I think having a link to expand/collapse all 'Favorites' and expand/collapse all 'More' teams would be a great way to implement this. It can sit on the same row as the 'Favorites' and 'Moore' Headings.
Michael Saulters commented
Goodness yes! Need this so much! And could we get consistent behavior when we click on a team name? If the team has only one channel, clicking its name will by default display the channel. If it has 2 or more channels, clicking the name only expands/collapses the list of channels. But any time I click away from a team with only one channel, that team collapses. The inconsistent behavior requires a learning curve just to use the product, because sometimes I have to click the team name and then select the channel while other times I just have to click the team name.
It seems like this was fixed earlier this year, but has now reappeared as of Version 1.1.00.25457.
I'm a member of 10 teams, and all of them stay expanded except the one I most care about leaving expanded. I figured out the unique thing about this team is it only has 1 channel. All the others have at least 2. So it's not a bug, but a "feature" I guess.
Don Wilson commented
I agree that it is annoying that it is annoying that the channel list is collapsed when a team only has 1 channel.
I fight with this as well, I want to collapse all teams and just show team name without all channels. This would make sorting much easier. The option to expand all teams and channels would be encouraged with this as well so you can toggle both ways.
As a part of 10+ teams it's really annoying to manage collapse of irrelevant teams for that day or part of your schedule, having to manually select each team and collapse is rather annoying.
Douglas Mandell commented
Even when there isn't enough space for all teams / channels, I would rather scroll the list if it's too long than constantly click to reveal hidden items.
Related to this, when I attempt to switch from one team to another, I usually find myself clicking on the team name in the channel hierarchy itself rather than one of the channels. This click only collapses the team. I then need to click the team name again to expand the channel list, then click the desired channel. This becomes incredibly frustrating after a while.
A potential solution would be to only allow expand/collapse when clicking on the triangle to the left of the team name in the hierarchy.
Additionally, I would expect a click on the team name in the hierarchy to take me to the same location as a click on the team name in the breadcrumb at the top of the workspace (where you can access the Members, Channels, Settings, Apps tabs)
Thanks for your consideration!
Philippe Leger commented
Extremely annoying, plz make this the default or an option! Thanks!
Yes, less automagic please, leave it up to the users how they want to use their screen space and set up their work environment.
I second this. Even auto-collapsing the replies within a conversation are causing problems
Also, the toast in the tray should say "someone" replied to a message. Put the name of the person and the name of the conversation in the toast: don't make me open it to find it is something I don't need to look it. That wastes time.