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
Brian Beatty commented
2005 is calling, and it want it's UX back
Everything is huge-- the teams window seems to want to extend off the edges of my screen much of the time. Skype was nice because it was a small strip-- wish there were a stripped down or mini version...
Roger Maxwell commented
The chat window takes up almost half of my desktop. It's very annoying, and if you need to chat Manager to employee, the large window doesn't help with privacy. Very annoying.
Need to resize the meme/GIphy interface. it is WAY too small to be useful.
Louis-Philippe Reid commented
You really need to work on allowing resizing of the conversation column... we often need to share cut and paste of outputs and with such a small column width its really annoying.
James Abbott commented
Yeah, I would prefer a full width (fluid) chat window. I assume it's been done that way to reduce computation and increase layout speed but it's such a waste, and it makes conversations take up so much more vertical space than they need to.
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