We would like to see better resizing across the app.
Resizing chat windows
Resizing channel width
Resizable Teams menu
Make columns resizable in Files tab
Desktop app resizing to be mobile responsive
Use 100% of resizable width
Automatic resizing of PDFs
Ability to resize the pane where search and favorites are show
Thank you for your feedback regarding the layout of the Teams app. The team is reviewing ways to make the UI more responsive and customizable. We will post an update here when it’s available
Fred Cohn commented
Teams has a lot of potential, but with no window resizing it can not be considered a multi-tasking tool. Is it single task oriented. I can't really watch a Teams meeting and do anything else. In Skype, I can resize. Teams meeting screen is either full screen or a small box in the corner (all you really can do is realize that a meeting is taking place). What if I have 3-5 simultaneous chats during a Teams meeting? This is very typical.
This seriously limits the utilitarian value of Teams.
The TEAMS window needs to be permitted to be much smaller. This forum where I am typing this message has a list of topics to the right. THAT is the size of Skype. TEAMS chat needs to be the same small narrow size. Chat window needs to be much smaller.
If I want to do a bigger task, like edit a file or hold a meeting I can certainly make the window bigger but a smaller minimum needs to be allowed. When I work on a laptop, I cannot chat and see other things on the screen that I am chatting about.
Kyle Beckwith commented
Zoom is not an option and an answer for someone that doesn't understand this as a problem.
Kyle Beckwith commented
Fix this today there is waste dspace make it match the size of the teams app/browser/ mobile app. Today you force a static width. Thought the point of this flat world was responsive design this isn't responsive.
James Kennedy commented
This is a ridiculous failing. Please make this resizable!
At the moment Teams is taking up more than a third of my 27" monitor - ridiculous. Why can't we dock it or drag it or its columns to any width we want? It's hardly a productivity tool if it covers the stuff I really need to see.
Yes, please allow chat window to be resized. I hate having formatted output and code snippets wrapped.
I think it would be a good idea to have a wide chat, especially because we mostly use teams for work, so passing text should be better readable.
Thank you so much.
Tim Woolford commented
I'd love an option to make chats 100% of the window all the time.
Hear hear! I, like everyone else in this thread, can't believe that so simple a function as adjustable column sizes in the Files tab has not been addressed yet. They spend years getting things in the OS just right, then throw us back 10 years or more with this stripped down UI. Shows you the power of a monopoly. It's like a drug dealer who gets you hooked on the product then makes you use it only on their terms.
Michal Farkas commented
it is absolutely unprofessional that user cannot set the width of displayed content. how about more complex discussions, with longer texts and larger images -- you need to USE that empty space to display the information.
if my organization did not force me to use this tool, i would avoid it completely...
At least give us a button to copy out the text or something if you can't display it in a reasonable way
Wayne Hartell commented
I just found out that my colleague works around the insanely narrow chat window by copying content out and pasting into Notepad. It's hard to believe that this is necessary, but it is.
Justin Fincher commented
It would be nice to hear if there was any traction on this. Our whole organization has widescreen monitors, yet Teams keeps the chats to ridiculously narrow widths. Ridiculous.
After I voted and commented... should this issue be merged up into the more popular issue here? https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17408641-compact-mode it seems like there's some overlap there.
Absolutely. Please add functionality that allows user to expand and contract the size of chat and, especially, code windows. Even better, with code, double-clicking should open the code in a dedicated full-screen window. Some codes are very wide and full screen is needed to view them properly!
Chat windows take up almost half the width of my screen. With Skype for Business, I can drag it down to about half the width. We are programmers who screen share remotely. With SfB we could have the chat window on one side, and go through code on the rest of the screen. With Teams chat it is impractical.
There is also a resize useless during a meeting!
When you resize the window only the left side is resized! Only the partecipants... if you want to resize the chat or the meeting details is not possible! It's fixed size! Why???
The Teams chat app is way too wide. I have a small work laptop and 2 monitors. I keep Teams chat open and out of the way on the smallest screen (the laptop) so I can have the extra space to work. Still, Teams takes up HALF the laptop screen. There doesn't seem to be any good reason I can't make the window narrower. Would really appreciate a fix in the next update!
Elvis Budimlic commented
I have so much real estate on my monitor, I could really use a larger chat pane. We do a lot of copy/pasting of code and/or log file sections, as well as some tabular data, and looking at it broken up vertically is counterproductive.