CMD+Tab on macOS does not bring main window up
When switching between programs on the Mac the CMD+Tab keys will switch to the Teams Program - but the main window is often minimized. I either have to click the program on the Launcher or go via the Window menu.
CMD + Tab doesn't work with teams, but you can search youtube from the chat window
James McHugh commented
Wow, who would have guessed. Another seemingly trivial Teams issue that has gone unaddressed for years...
This workaround fixed this situation for me, but why should we have to resort to that tactic. What a pain.
*Sigh* Is this payback from all these years of ****** Apple applications on Windows?
Been struggling with this since forever. Plus, after a while (like one day probably) the main window just disappears. If I go to where the window was there's nothing.
This is so annoying...
Still an issue, i thought i was going crazy, i always use CMD +Tab and I do it without thinking... It is infuriating and it slows us down, come on Microsoft, do you hate us MAC users that much.
The work around worked for me, obviously my notifications will be affected, but honestly the move between windows was driving me mad, i would loose the track of what I was doing. So thank you to those of you who pointed the work around out.
Neil Despres commented
Not only does this hidden Teams Notification window break CMD+Tab window switching behavior, which is completely aggravating, but the Teams notifications themselves sit below the properly-behaving system notifications from other programs. So the notifications are broken in 2 ways. Please use the native OS notification API to solve both of these problems.
Remo Wenger commented
This is so annoying! This has been reported 2 years ago and it's still not fixed?!
Microsoft, please just use the notifications API by macOS . The MS Teams notification are a) ugly and b) don't show up entirely anyway.
Manole Paul-Sebastian commented
Also, the window does not pop up or the desktop is not switched to the desktop where the window is neither on clicking Teams in the Dock. You have double click or most precisely click twice in succession.
The answers below don't help in my case, as soon as I get a new notification I cannot cmd + tab to the app anymore because the notification window disappears but OSX still lists it as a window (although empty).
If I keep cmd + tab pressed and then cycle through the teams windows with the arrow keys, there is an empty notification window.
So apparently Teams has its notification on a separate desktop window and if you CMD+Tab, you will go to this invisible window. It also explains why I don't see the notifications of people calling me. I hear the calling sound, but don't see the notification because I have to find it on this other desktop window.
What fixed it for me was what is also reported above:
- Click on your profile picture and click settings
- Check the Disable GPU option
- Uncheck the new meeting experience option
- Restart Teams
This is seriously amateur-hour. It's driving our devs to use Slack as "shadow-IT" because it's annoying, and also has called into question MS's dev abilities.
Chris McDaniel commented
This bug drives me crazy too. It's so annoying how Teams disappears and you have 3-finger swipe up each time to show your Mission Control to find it. This is main reason why I prefer to use Slack instead.
This has been driving all of us crazy but here is what worked for me. Go to settings and
1. Disable GPU
2. Uncheck New meeting experience
Look for D_Claxton 's reply on this thread:
As someone who uses a lot of keyboard shortcuts, it is infuriating that Teams doesn't have proper menus that prevent using the macOS keyboard shortcuts preferences to override an applications menu shortcuts.
Also, Microsoft continues to think that Ctrl+B should turn on bold formatting when editing text, but on the Mac, that particular keyboard combination is supposed to move the cursor back one character (Emacs keybindings). Bold is Command+B.
All of this is really annoying from a company the size of Microsoft. Is there no one at the company that uses a Mac? Yeah, right.
Almost 3 years and this bug is still there.
At this point this is just a joke. How can we take Teams seriously if such a basic feature ain't even working??
Jaime Flautero commented
It is really frustrating, this is not a freeware, company are paying licenses for this and does not work properly.
We are migrating from slack to teams, we are not only we are missing several features, but having bugs and reducing productivity
Capt Flam commented
What a f*ing headache... Please fix this ASAP!
Poke for 2021. Still a thing.
It seems there's always a hidden window titled "Microsoft Teams Notification" that the cmd-tab keeps switching too. I FIGURED THIS OUT IN 30 SECONDS! Come on, MS. it's been over 1.5 years on this.