Global Setting for Enable "Teams" to Start Minimized
Provide the ability to start the Teams application in the background and minimized on a global scale, not only per each user's setting.
Please fix this!
Here's an attempt at automating this configuration - it still requires more testing but it might assist others: https://www.alkanesolutions.co.uk/2021/01/16/launch-microsoft-teams-minimised-in-the-system-tray/
Not even 4 weeks into using my new work computer, I've been close to posting my password or part of it several times in Teams chat threads that pop up while logging in on VPN or elsewhere. It is embarrassing for MS to say the least that startup minimized is not a simple setting (and default ON).
yes please. just even the fact that it steals the screen when you already start working is enough for users to disable the startup completly and not use teams if they can. I cant even blame them. Screen stealing should only be allowed by important system notifications and not normal programms.
For security reasons - please add this feature.
Its possible to open teams minimised from the command line or a shortcut. On any platform you can add these arguments: --processStart "Teams.exe" --process-start-args "--system-initiated"
Heres an example, you need to fill in the <your username> part:
C:\Users\<YOUR USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe --processStart "Teams.exe" --process-start-args "--system-initiated"
Is there still no easy solution to set Teams to open minimized for an organization? As a school we need this option.
Mike B commented
This one hurt.. but I scripted a solution. Had to throw out using Microsoft's solution of the machine wide installer and go with a per user solution with no help from Microsoft and their default settings for this install. They set this install pretty ugly. Maximized screen,, always showing the windows on boot up.. at not even getting alerts when you get messages. PowerShell to the rescue.. I'll admit now, it may not be pretty... but it made a bunch of people happy for our rollout. Since Teams builds the config file as it is installing, and adds more to it after opening for the first time, you have to edit that config file in stages, or at least that is what I found to work. Attached are the two PowerShell scripts I used for my SCCM application. Used a HKCU registry setting for my detection method. Or you can just use a package if you'd rather.
This is becoming a security issue as users accidentally post part of their password into their last chat thread. Please escalate.
Please add this feature
Please add this setting
It has become a great password gathering tool now thanks... Please speed this up if possible.
Please make this possible for ALLUSERS installation..
Seriously MS? You have GPOs for just about everything else? It almost feels like you purposely left this out.
I can't believe that open minimized isn't a standard option and I also can't believe that after 3 years this only has 280 votes. Though I do see thread after thread of people complaining about how teams pops up every time they log in to a system.
None of our users LIVE in teams, at this point it is only used for meetings, so currently it is just another program to close before you start actually doing work.
Tim Blackhall commented
please please please please pretty please add this frickin setting? removing the option to do this was an error or your part and needs to be undone. Having an app like teams start up in full screen is the mot boneheaded decision i have ever seen sort of voting for Trump that is the grandaddy of bonehead decisions
S. Tuinder. commented
C:\Users\......\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe --processStart "Teams.exe" --process-start-args "--system-initiated"
did the trick for me and starts it minimized from a shortcut.
I guess it will work as well from any other place (autoruns).
This turned me into one of those single tear people.
We need this in a GPO and we need it fast.
March 20 - 2020
Mark Nuijten commented
My god this still is not available? How can this not be available in first version. Any corporate admin needs this kind of basic controls through GPO or otherwise
Why does Teams hijack my entire screen? I have to quit to see my desktop and work on other apps.