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
yes, please make chat window resizable! it's way way too small, particularly for pasting / browsing code snippets.
Nick B commented
Even a simple change like allowing the same maximize feature for the Conversations tab as exists for the Files and Wiki tabs would be helpful. Ideally all of these issues would be addressed, but it would be a start.
Jacob Siegel commented
The panes not being resizable often makes the communication mostly useless, as I can't see enough of the shared content to even understand what is being said.
Mike O'Neill commented
UI feels clunky, should have the flexibility to allow window resizing.
Kevin Butler commented
Columns cannot be resized, which makes it difficult to determine filenames if they start similarly.
The team logos have a minimum size so they don't look ugly but the resize algorithm of Teams will smush them down to a very ugly quality where you can barely see any details.
I don't know if it is a WPF app on Windows but changing the resize quality should already help a lot!
Sean Ellis commented
If I have a window, and I make it bigger, it's because I want to see more. Don't override my choice with fixed-width content.
User Interface 101 - the user is in charge of their experience.
Marcin Kubica commented
Nowadays people usually have high resolution screens. In Teams the chat window is very small and can't be resized. For monotype fonts this makes about 65 - 70 columns only.
Any chance you could make this a customizable option?
Desktop App: it is irritating, that my Status (available, absent etc.) is shown in the windows menu bar. in other messaging tools a red dot shows that I got a message. I don't want to see my own status, I just want to see if a new message is there. => red dot for new message and not for my status "I am absent". Especially because the status only shows my appointments and is often not correct (because appointments didn't last as long as it was planned)
I use a laptop with a secondary monitor. On the second monitor I have multiple applications open to monitor various activities of my team simultaneously. The issue with teams is that when I try to resize to make narrower much info gets hidden. I'm constantly having to increase and decrease the size. If it was more like a mobile responsive app this wouldn't be an issue. Example when setting aup a meeting I should be able to do so from a smaller view but the buttons are hidden.
The only way I can access the taskbar when the Teams window is maximised is to minimise or close it. The taskbar should be accessible by just mousing to the bottom of the screen as for all other programs. Please fix.
Sean Ellis commented
There is a general call for a more information-dense UI and this suggestion has also come up in that context. The main thread has over 4000 votes and can be found here - https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17408641-please-create-a-professional-compact-chat-layout
Making the window size wider should also continue to make the conversation sizes wider too. It seems that there is a max width size of conversations, but there shouldn't be. If you have a wide monitor and you keep widening the Teams window, the conversation stays the same width, with *a lot* of whitespace on the left and right sides.
Two work-arounds are:
1.) Click on any border (resize) frame/handle, this pops the window into the displayable area. Not intuitive to most users.
2.) Use Windows Key + Up Arrow to reposition
When you are in a video conference it is not possible to enlarge the chat window. Could you please implement a splitter like for example in Skype, so you might enlarge the chat window?
Thank you very much!
Max Leon Albrecht commented
The Teams menu uses way to much width.
Just make the width adjustable.
Eran S commented
nothing much - others mention resizing of UI elements which is important too. this one almost seems like a bug - you have to continusly click the "maximize" button every time the window size changes... instead of that, preview the file so it fills the window, then continuously adjust as window size changes.
Make the channel panel resizable. When we use small channel names, space can be optimized. When we have a SiteWeb tab, its content can be better rendered with a larger size.
Gary Lupano commented
100% agree on this. Really dont understand the logic behind developing it this way.
David Gibbons commented
I would love to know why we're using this tiny little 500px area within the screen. +1 for full-width chat.