Make the window border more distinctive from the application behind it
The Teams window fades in colour to the bottom right which is where the corner resize handle is.
The colour at this corner of the app is often the same colour as apps in the background which makes it hard to find/grab the resize handle.
MY Teams window only has two sides! No, I can't find the resize handles either, I also can't see where this window window ends and window content underneath. Where is the mouseover region to show the scrollbar... where is your UI common sense... if I want to scroll it is more efficient if I can see where to direct the cursor, what I have to do is wave the cursor around near where the edge might be and then wait for it to appear. It should be possible to say always show scrollbars
Generally I also absolutely detest all whitespace with no visual features that my eyes can search for - at least give me an option to have dividers between panels - and note that Dark Mode theme is inconsistent in that there are more distinct coloured regions than Light Mode.
Also "amusing" that this comment box a) seems to be fixed size and b) only shows 5 lines.
It's almost as though you guys have never actually had to spend all day working on such systems - or have technical hacks unavailable to anyone else that makes these problems go away. Either way, you are not serving your users well.
Microsoft please fix this!
Completely agree. I've been using Teams for a year and you never really get used to it. Thoughtless design. Ironic too. Microsoft invented Windows. Now 35 years later, then introduce a window with only 3 sides. That's not innovation.
Windows 10 is already WEAK on visibility of the active window, but MS teams is just a pain for the eyes.
Medium contrast for sections should be the default, which means clearly visible lines for sections, resp. enough color contrast of a section if it has a different color than its surrounding, and the active section is visibly highlighted, either by its background color or by a thickened line around it.
And it should be easily possible to opt for stronger contrast.
Low contrast is a nice to have, in the end we are talking about work tools not about art.
It would also be nice if STRONGEST contrast for the active section would be activated when one triggers the SHOW MOUSE action by wildly moving the mouse left-right, like it is done for the mouse pointer image.
Perhaps MS could add a SHOW CURSOR SECTION action when wildly clicking left-right key repeatedly.
I agree, it is very ******* the eyes and not very usable. High contrast mode is slightly better in that the windows usually have outlines/edges (although the right edge seems to sometimes disappear), but all screen elements are black, and it is still a very flat look, which makes it difficult to tell what window is on top of what. I really hate how little control we have over how things are displayed.
We are in 2020 and the stupid design lives on!!! There is absolutely no border to tell where the teams windows ends and where my background starts (being right now the same color). Long live the moronic interface designers!!!!
The worst part is that it is not affected by the windows settings.
Dan Chase commented
For me, there's no border at all, so the chat on the left is white and matches the application behind it perfectly. As a result, it just looks messed up. It's like someone burst into the conference room and said "Ok everyone - the next big thing - no borders"..
Mark E commented
This is important because the problem can be compounded by user vision and monitor contrast settings. We're not talking about all new color schemes, just tweaking the ones you have for better visual distinction.
Aleksey Shurtygin commented
Anyone knows if there are any updates on this? This is really annoying.
I wish I could comment with screenshots about how absolutely disorienting Metro/Fluent design language is. It's going to be a long decade until something new becomes the new hot thing in the valley....
The general design of Microsoft apps and the use of windows in Windows 10 make windows look more like graphical glitches with no depth or hierarchy to what windows are actually on your screen.