Don't auto fly-out the sidebar if application isn't focused
The Teams desktop window's hidden side bar auto-opens at inappropriate times. When I'm not using the Team's window (not focused) but my mouse pointer passes over it the side bar flies open and then immediately closes as the pointer is no longer over the window. The effect is a sort of flicker if your pointer is moving quickly.
The effect is very distracting as I'm interacting with multiple applications and Teams happens to be between them. I like to keep the window visible and positioned in a "handy" area so see what's going on and quickly interact with the team, but I'm tempted to minimize it or push it off to a far corner of my monitors so it'll stop "flickering".
I see this on both MacOS and Windows.
My suggestion is either don't expand the sidebar if I'm not focused and/or only expand if I actually hover over the side buttons (vs showing it immediately as the mouse enters that area)
This is very valuable feedback. Can you please provide logs?
You can find them here: C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams
I’d like to send this to our Performance team.
Thank you for the feedback! We’re listening and appreciate your support.
What part of this issue says "performance"???
Sidebar also stays open after you select a chat, and just covers content.
Mike Schreiber commented
This is Mac, not Windows. There is no C: drive, and there are no logs needed. It's an obvious visual bug that I was trivially able to repro in seconds.