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.
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
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 stack.
Recent builds have Option-A on mac hardcoded as keyboard shortcut for attachment.
It’s a problem that this keyboard shortcut cannot be changed or disabled. Option-A is used globally by some Apple standard keyboard layouts, and the Teams shortcut overrides this within the Teams app.
Specifically Apple Dvorak layout uses Option-A as shortcut to access a national character, and the Teams shortcut prevents typing this national char when writing messages is Teams.
When I click Chat and then Option-N (alt), I get ñ instead of a new chat. So I have to click somewhere else and then use the keyboard shortcut which defeats the purpose of a keyboard shortcut!
Please change the Mac shortcuts to use Command like any other Mac app.
The revamp of shortcut keys has released to the public ring! It took a while but we finally have it ready for you all to use.
Thank you all for the feedback. :)
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So here is my result - I am using Polish Programmer keyboard setup. I have mapped "option" key to "command" and "command" to "option" in OS settings. After recent change I have no problem with shortcuts in teams when I use internal keyboard of my Macbook Pro, however the problem persists on external Apple Wireless Magic Keyboard - settings for me are the same for both keyboards and I have no clue why this is different for you.
Can you maybe make shortcuts configurable by user?
Please allow manage shortcuts by users.
Add option allow change shortcuts or turn off some of these.
For example, I want write Polish special characters like ą,ę... but when I typing Left Alt + a in conversation window, open paperclip tab or when I type Left Alt + e cursor has been set in search box.
Using the Option key for standard functions is totally unacceptable. In slack I can switch workspaces and quickly switch channels with CMD + K. CMD is way easier to hit on a mac keyboard and should generally be used for the heaviest used keybindings. This is handsdown the biggest turn off from slack and with this simple change could make the application bearable to use.
Cory Nadilo commented
With the new entry field this is more frustrating. If a field is selected I cannot use the keyboard shortcuts. It just enters text into the field. For example. Option + N (New Chat), I just get ˜.
Also why are these Option and not Command?
Julian Engels commented
On German keyboard Option+5 or ALT+5 is "[", so if I want to use markdown [word-to-appear](long URL with tons of stuff) I end up on Tab "Open Files". This is super annoying! Please Microsoft fix this ASAP!
Can't make @ symbol (OSX, Finnish keyboard Alt + 2). Every time I want to tag a person, I need to copy + paste @ symbol from somewhere else.
Option-e for é is another one, but the inability to type (left) opt-2 to write @ is the one driving me nuts.
+1 for native notifications! It's great to see that you're working on this one but since this is such a broad idea I'm afraid that notifications won't get the love it needs. I often miss notifications from teams because they are hidden behind another window.
It would be nifty to get a Skype-like ability to edit the last sent message by pressing the up arrow from the text input box - just sayin'. :)
Tomas Novak commented
I want native notifications, too...
Russell Finn commented
Adding my vote here, and in additional I would request the Mac client generally support native UI conventions such as standard right-click (contextual) menu behavior (which I've made a separate idea for), system notifications, etc.
Fábio Alves commented
I want native notifications. I hate that I have to click a notification in other to dismiss it and the chat app opens. It's so frustrating.
C W Tipper commented
Little things like you can't type in the symbol for euro in Teams. You have to go to another application and copy and paste.
Nicholas Westlake commented
+1 for using system notifications. also, all key commands should match system conventions. here are other missing examples:
command+f should search search
command+shift+[ should navigate to previous tab
command+shift+] should navigate to next tab
command+option+up-arrow should go to previous chat in the sidebar
command+option+down-arrow should go to next chat in the sidebar
command+1 should go to first top-level navigation (activity)
command+2 should go to second top-level navigation (chat)
Julian Krzefski commented
I am really surprised that this isn't built in already. This is an absolute must-have. Because of this I miss some notifications because they don't appear in my notification center, neither do they increment a badge on the app icon. Also they do not follow the do-not-disturb setting which is a no-go. Apple provides such a great api for notifications. What a shame not to use it.
+1 to use native notifications in MacOS -- it's a bad practice not to use them
Paul Pearce commented
We're having problems with notifications in general but the fact that they disappear forever (when you turn off the e-mail setting, because if I wanted to use e-mail for what I'm getting notifications about, I'd use e-mail).
Using native notifications would leave them in the macOS notification centre on the occasions you miss them on-screen.
+1 to using native OS X notifications. My team runs mostly Macs as we use Windows as our secondary OS when needed. Please use the switch to using the native OS X notifications as they will also appear in the Notification Center.
Richard Hurt commented
You might want to vote for this related issue as well: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18718825-reinstate-macos-default-interactions-keyboard-sho
Matthew Hall commented
Please fix this. It's really annoying.