Teams stealing focus when switching spaces
macOS High Sierra v.10.13.1
I currently keep teams in a side by side fullscreen window on my far left desktop, along side Outlook. I have separated the two and determined that teams is the application stealing focus. In order to display teams on one desktop rather than all desktops I have changed "Assign to" to none (right clicking the dock icon -> Options), I believe this defaults to "All" which places the window on all desktops.
Whenever I use the three finger swipe gesture to change my virtual desktop to an empty desktop, I am instantly paned all the way to the left and presented with Teams, even if it was not previously focused. If teams was positioned behind another window, it is brought into the foreground.
Please at least make it an option to have teams display as a normal window, and stop grabbing focus :)
Kevin Herrera commented
Experiencing the same issue and it is very frustrating.
macOS Catalina v10.15.5
Microsoft Teams v1.3.00.9271
Same here - when switching to different applications or different Spaces with COMMAND-TAB, even tough the application has been selected with COMMAND-TAB, Teams still has the focus.
Which means, that either COMMAND-TAB is not working, because I said I would like to switch to a new app
MS Teams does not allow switching.
Very annoying. Does someone have a workaround?
This is a very annoying bug and is occurring on 10.14.2 (Mohave) as well. It makes the desktop app nearly useless. A partial workaround is to use the web app, which is nearly complete, except for not supporting video calls.
I would like to be able to push for more use of Teams internally, but having to juggle between the web and desktop versions to avoid bugs like this makes it a hard sell.
I notice this particularly when I have both my laptop display on and an external monitor. If I switch desktops on the monitor when Teams is on the laptop screen, it grabs the focus instead of whatever is on the space I'm switching into. Other applications don't cause this problem.
The workaround is I just run Teams as a web app and scrapped the desktop version.
Also having this issue. When switching desktops, if Teams is not the currently focused window, it will steal focus and move me back to the desktop that it is on.