Make animation and effects optional
A recent anonymous comment in the "Please create a professional compact UI layout" thread requested that animations should be turned off.
Animations should be individually optional. Like the original anonymous poster, I find the majority of animations distracting, but there are a few which signal information which I find important. I would like the option to leave those on.
The ones I find useful will of course be different from those that other people find useful, so these should be controllable at both a coarse and fine level in the options.
Note: Google Chrome 74 now includes a "no animation" option. https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/23/google-chrome-74/
If browser companies recognise the distracting and annoying nature of animations, surely an office productivity tool should too.
The setting "hideSelectedChatLeftRailTypingIndicator" also seems to be present.
As revealed in https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19161262-do-not-disturb-unexpectedly-changes-to-available, it is possible to download a log file.
Within this log file is a setting called "disableAnimations" which appears to be set for low performance situations.
Given that this option apparently already exists, it should be exposed to the user.
In this context animations includes, but is not limited to:
- Animated emojis
- Animated GIFs
- Menu transitions
- The "glow" around the active speaker in a call