Copying text - hovering menu hides the end of the text
When copying text from a message, the ending of the message is hidden by the "More Options" hover.
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David Ashdown commented
Highlighting 2 or more messages de-highlights the selected text once you let go of the left mouse button.
Scrolling up/down highlighting text which is more than 25 sent messages causes Teams to load/unload chat history, which causes all highlighted text to automatically de-highlight itself.
[Deleted User] commented
The options and like buttons make text selection for copy hard. When I select text it should be simple to select all text for the message
Nuwan Dammika commented
Cannot copy the text at the end of the line, the "more options,save,like " blocking it
Thomas Phifer commented
When using Teams to copy code and other important information the "..." covers up the end of the text we need. This makes it frustratingly difficult to simply copy text out of conversations. Not good.
This is particularly irritating when trying to highlight and copy text (like a local network link) from a message.
The hover-over More Options/Bookmark/Like bar obfuscates parts of the message when the message is the second in a thread from the same sender. (see attached gif)
This blocks the message, and if it's a link at the end, you cannot access the content. Since senders always appear on the left side of chat, the menu should extend outwards from the message instead of obscuring it.
Poor UI design choice which needs to be resolved.
Beyond just the inability to copy text, this behavior is undesirable, anyway. I had just sent a message and had brief confusion because my mouse happened to be in the general area of the screen that message appeared, so the hover menu was visible, hiding one word I had typed, making it appear as though I had sent a nonsensical message. Once I moved the mouse, to go edit the post, I saw what was happening.
Lots of ways to solve this.
- Add enough padding on the right to make text wrap before that menu
- Put that menu above where text can appear
- Make it a right-click context menu (that's perhaps less discoverable, but a hidden menu isn't immediately obvious, either)
- Put the hover menu contents in the gutter in the left side of the message box, in the column where avatars usually show up. That's a bunch of wasted space, already.
- Probably plenty more options I didn't come up with in 30 seconds
James O commented
This was marked "Working on it" in April 2017 and it is still broken. Copying communications to paste to another person or into a document, etc., is a fairly fundamental operation--even the generic Windows Notepad app supports proper text selection and clipboard operations--can this please get prioritized over adding new features like slash commands?
WESLEI PATRIK DE OLIVEIRA commented
The Options Toolbar of a message on chat is hiding a bit of the text, sometimes the whole message, like gif attached.
I am using the desktop version.
Emmanuel Preveraud commented
I often get messages with short serial numbers of products I need to investigate, and I can't easily copy them due to this bug.
Put the hovering menu outside of the text ! The Teams interface is made of literally 75% useless whitespace and margins, plenty of space to put this kind of menu !
This is a big annoyance in the use of Team. We chat about ongoing call numbers which are like 354872.00 when trying to copy this numbers the hover over text is almost completely over the message.
Vesa Muhonen commented
No updates to this very annoying problem.
If the message is too short I 'm not able to select the text because it shows the bookmark and like icons on top . Should make those icons appear to the far right of the message
Tim Friesen commented
Agreed. It is very difficult to select text, especially in short messages.
Tim Friesen commented
It is difficult to select message text since the "More Options", "Save this message" and "Like this message" icons appear over top of the text. This makes it near impossible to select text to copy when the message is short.
Recep Aslan commented
Hmm, looks like this feedback platform does not support editing suggestion/feedback.
Recep Aslan commented
On sequential messages, mouse over on comment show the menu and bookmark buttons over the message. This behavior makes it hard to select any text which goes under the menu. Attach files shows there is no way to select the word "comments"
When I roll hover a message, fews icons appear hiv er the end of the message so I can't copy the text.
yup, same issue here...
How it is possible that even such basic function as copy text do not work properly. I cannot select text, because than icons with "more options, save, like" pops up and I'm stuck here.
PS: Since we were forced to switch to Teams, I have lost half of my hair. How such terribly programmed software could have been even released!