Hi, Can't you offer keyboard shortcuts to get to different tabs (activity, chat, teams, meetings, files)? This will make our life much easier.
Teams does have some shortcuts you may use.
To see the shortcut list you can click on your user icon within Teams.
From the drop down list go to Keyboard Shortcuts.
A second window will open showing you the available shortcuts that Teams has to offer at this time.
Keep posting feedback.
Logan Stellway commented
This post lead me to figure out how to find keyboard shortcuts that ship with the Microsoft Teams application.
This is super helpful!
Some feedback from my experience:
(for context, I am a developer)
I love the "Command" + (1, 2, 3, 4, etc..) for navigating to the different sections
I am not a fan of the Option + ( "↑" or "↓" ) for navigating between list items
In order of personal preference, the following would be preferred:
• "Control" + "Tab" (next) / "Control" + "Shift" + "Tab" (previous)
• "Command" + "Shift" + "]" (next) or "Command" + "Shift" + "[" (previous)
• "Command" + "]" (next) or "Command" + "[" (previous)
• I can get on board with using "Option" + "Shift" + "C" for focusing the compose box, but:
- I think it would make sense to maintain the "Option" for expanding the box, like:
"Option" + "Shift" + "X" (instead of "Command" + "Shift" + "X")
Meetings / Calls / Calendar:
• For video calls, the "Command" + "Shift" + "M" intuitively makes sense (M => "Mute").
• However, "Command" + "Shift" + "O" to toggle video is not intuitive ("O" => "Optical accessories?" <--just being silly).
• I hardly use function keys except in the context of system-level commands.
They are more difficult to kinesthetically memorize.
Listed here are the primary functionalities for which I use keyboard shortcuts.
Keyboard shortcuts are a HUGE part of my workflow.
Instead of trying to accommodate everybody's preferences, it would be great to have the ability to customize keyboard shortcuts.
Big thank you to all the teams working on this product!
Forward and backward navigation, please please please!
Most of the keyboatrd shortcuts don't seem to work in non US-keyboards. Very annoying.
Shortcut for Praise would be nice too!
Can we get a shortcut for Giphy? :D
There are keyboard shortcuts to these now CTRL + 1 CTRL + 2 ... down the Navigation Pane
How about standard forward and back navigation shortcuts like every web browser and most other apps?
Teams User A commented
Seems like keyboard shortcuts do not work with non-English keyboards. We use Swedish keyboards (but English UI, Windows 7) and none of the shortcuts except zoom work.
Samuel Hsu commented
The keyboard short cuts listed in my Teams app Keyboard shortcuts menu do not match the online shortcuts listed. Particularly, the online shortcuts listed at:
show that "Alt + 4" is for opening Meetings. But my menu in the Teams app shows that"Alt + 4" is used for Open Files.
I don't see a Meetings option in my Teams app and as a result hitting "Alt + 4" in my Teams app is the same effect as "Alt + 3" to Open Teams. I must hit "Alt + 5" to Open Files but wouldn't have know to do so without looking it up online.
Jeremy Simmons commented
I now hate teams half as much as I used to. Thanks for this.
and using the Tab button
There should be a possibility for disabling keyboard shortcuts. They interfere with other shortcuts from other applications. This is utterly annoying.
Pierre Fournier commented
Trying to enter accentuated characters from an english keyboard using ALT+<Code> (ex: ALT+130 = é) will actually perform tab selections and we're no longer able to enter accentuated characters.
The numeric keypad must be ignored for this feature.
Jeff Erickson commented
Microsoft Teams does have some keyboard shortcuts (as the previous comment notes) but not for some key items. The Alt-1, Alt-2, Alt-3 shortcuts only seem to work occasionally (I cannot figured out when they work and when they do not.) Once in a Team there is no way to choose a particular team, say by typing the name of the team. Once in a Team there is no way to choose a channel via the keyboard nor to choose one of the tabs across the top (Conversations, Files, Wiki).
Microsoft programs from the beginning of (Windows) time have let you choose items via menus. Teams pretty much insists you do almost everything with the mouse.
Simon Lieschke commented