Copy & Paste is tempermental
Users reporting multiple copy/paste issues for text:
Can't paste multi-messages. Often, only the first line pastes, the rest disappear. As one user puts it: "On the Windows 10 desktop client it is nearly impossible to copy multiple messages from the chat history. A fraction of a second after letting go of the mouse, the highlight collapses down to a single message."
Can't paste in general: "Copy & Paste is tempermental, when i try to paste text in from other sources it simply doesn't paste, but then if I only copy a few (3-6) words then it does. It means I can't do something as simple as pasting in a paragraph from an email, which I can definitely do in Skype for Business."
Can't copy/paste from Skype for Business.
When using an alternate theme like dark theme, copying messages out of Teams brings its background with it, meaning if you paste it somewhere else it has that dark gray background.
When copying something into teams, it preserves its original font color on top of the dark background, causing problems with visibility. If you are going to allow palette swapping themes, please add appropriate measures for text copied out of or into the app.
Feature request is still being worked upon.
Kol Tregaskes commented
I tried to open some hyperlinked text from Outlook 365 to Teams but the link doesn't work in Teams.
Can we please figure out a way to paste into a remote viewing session on another persons desktop? My use case is when they have provided full control to their desktop. I need to paste a sensitive piece of information without sharing the details. Typing is problematic for a global company as keyboard layouts differ. Using the chat window doesn't work because I can not give them the information in plain text.
I work as a data analyst. I need to have copy and paste working and I keep losing the copy function. What is going on. It is taking me longer trying to grab data and I lose the copy and have to redo it and redo it and it is getting very frustrating.
Will you fix the **** thing already, rather than inventing new things to make things 'better'?! The whole search bar not going past 6 months has been a constant problem too.
I used to be able to paste directly from the Snipping Tool on Windows 10, suddenly I can't. The ability came back for about a week but now it's gone again. Why? The others I share an office with still have this functionality. Unsure why basic copy & paste is still backwards and it's nearly 2020...
Having a proper copy and paste functionality is basic in 2019!
It’s incredible I keep struggling to simple copy and paste.
Gail Carr commented
Carn't stand this anymore... I need to earn a living and this device is not helping. I have never claimed to be a technological genius and its a good job with device as simple things like.. cut, delete, copy and paste are still in the clouds. WHY
Not sure if proposed already, but copying from chat should copy the raw text ONLY and not bring with it any formatting.
Anna Territo commented
Does working on it including working on the ability to copy text from shift notes within the shifts app for non-shift-owners? I have guys who need to translate text, and they cannot copy/paste it from the shift notes into a translator. That would be a super helpful feature
Lisa Leger commented
Working on it??? it has been over a year. The change to Teams was forced. Functionality has been lost. This affects my work life, I have to find work arounds. Frustration sets in.... Grrrr
watanabe mayu commented
I want to copy and paste text characters and change the font of text.
I don't want the original text font to be taken over.
Copying text doesn't work on the first go for me either, only the second. This is endlessly amusing.
Mitch Etter commented
I haven't been able to copy image attachments in the Windows client. I always have to download them first. This suggestion would make things easier for me
Heather L. commented
So hey...since you guys moved all of our Skype convos to the cloud and don't let us have main.db on our computer anymore and only allow us to export from before 10/5/2018, the ability to copy and paste our chats from Skype has become ESSENTIAL...and as of today 8/14/2019 mine still is not functioning correctly.
That's...that's really bad guys...that's just BAD.
Dima P. commented
Cant copy/paste images (seriously - print screen to paint for teams.....)
Copy-pasting is especially temperamental when there are code blocks involved. Please fix this so that code blocks are preserved on copy-paste from one message into a new message. Thanks
Copy/paste using the standard dark theme is not working correctly and inserts invisible characters.
Pasting into a terminal (WSL) is a nightmare and ending up retyping an entire script that was shared over teams.
Can not copy smaller message because they are hidden behind the 'like' and '...' pop-ups. Very frustrating.
I can copy and paste in documents but when I try to paste online by right clicking, the point I was trying to paste to jerks away and won't let me paste.
There are a number of copy and past feedback items so I am just going to post here since this has the highest visibility.
Allow the ability to copy as plain text (remove all formatting)
When copying messages out of a channel make the default behavior to copy just the message text not the entire conversation timestamp and author.