would like to change the fonts
Sorry everyone, but the feature team has decided to decline this feature request.
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Lisa Ditto commented
I'm really stunned that this feature is declined. This is something that affects anyone visually impaired. Do you have plans for another option?
Jonathan Lawton commented
The ability to change the font is so important to myself and 1000’s of others with disabilities around the world.
I need to increase font spacing to make text easier to read :-( please don’t just decline the feature request.
As a note:
We use teams for our Developers and was wondering how we change the default font so their code stops getting all messed up
Would also like to implement Lexend typography, scientifically proven to improve reading comprehension and retention.
That alone would improve the chat client imenseley.
Here is a link to some info on the Lexend font and how it can litterally make reading easier:
As you can see from needing Monospaced Fonts to wanting to improve our teams reading experience that Default Fonts or Custom fonts are not about wanting silly text or to make things look "fancy" but to actually improve the way we work and how useful the software is to us. Declining this feature is saying "No we actually know what font works best for you and if you don't think so, take a hike"
Microsoft knows they make Word and Excel and One Note and have a team of Developers that are VERY Capable of implementing font selection. There is no reason for Teams to not be integrated with your System fonts and for it to give the option to select a Default Font other than Microsoft is being Lazy.
Which for the second largest company in the world looks REALLY BAD!!!
Like do they not make enough to implement this feature?
I'm sure the stock holders would love to be informed that:
"Microsoft lacks the ability to implement basic font functionality in their premiere chat client."
Chandran Palanisamy commented
@Warren, Changing fonts is not just for looking good, it is needed in my line of work (ex. mono space for code) and lack of this means conveying wrong info. With autonomous cars coming, you could be even liable for conveying wrong info. No changing it during every chat is a terrible option.
Very self centered and not customer focused. Since my eye surgery you're faded text is almost impossible to read. It's got to be a simple fix, do it.
Sinem Tuncer commented
Challenges of my Wiki pages:
When I 'copy paste' text from outside (e.g. Word, website, and so on), the font copies and when I start typing, it gives me another font.
Unfortunately I am not able to align them to the same font, as the functionality is non existent. Super frustrating...
Revise attachment, 3 different fonts and sizes.
Clint Harrison commented
typical Microsoft, if they cant steal features from other companies, then they don't want to develop it themselves.
Pete Meendering commented
seriously, that is customize 101, to be able to pick your own font and individualize it somewhat. What is this, 1984? Please reconsider adding a font selection.
'Declined' is unacceptable.
Mark Fletcher commented
I use a clearer (and larger) font in Skype for Business, why is this flexibility not included in Teams chat?
May I suggest they re-review this request. This is 2019 not 1980. Font options, even limited, are a basic option in communication tools. The best way to move an application forward is to listen to basic request from users.
Jeff Irish commented
Every single application I use provides an option to change the display font. Even Skype for Business does this. If the plan is to converge the Teams and SfB lines one would think this is on the roadmap.
Sean Ellis commented
Changing fonts is a comfort issue for most of us, but for some it's an accessibility issue. I'm not in the US, so I'm not familiar with the the legislation, but how does this play with the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Greg Zygadlo commented
If you want to have feature parity with Skype for Business then this feature needs to be there. Using the Teams web client my response are so far to the right it would be nice to have the font abilities like in Skype for Business.
@Warren Once again Microsoft fails to listen to the users
No wonder Ms is in decline
The font being used looks faded. it would be nice if the font used was more like lync or skype for business.
I have been using teams for a while no and it looks like another MS 100% cool but 50% completed.
Can you at least find compromise and allow users to change the font size? I don't think I'll really need ability to change the actual font type and color.
Frank Hileman commented
I have a very high resolution screen that is physically small, on a laptop. I don't see how I can use Teams unless I can change the font size.
Kelly Mahan commented
Why was this declined by the feature team. I would like to request more information.