Option to change global font size in Teams & apply settings to incoming messages like you can in Lync
Very important for visually impaired individuals. Lync has an option that allows you to specify the global font settings and then click a box that "applies settings to incoming messages."
This means that someone like myself, who is visually impaired, can then set the global font to say 16. Then all messages I type will be at size 16 and more importantly, all the messages I get back from people are going to be size 16 as well.
This option also allows people who Don't want to see messages in size 16 -don't have to. They can specify their own individual font preferences.
Currently, our company uses Teams and the inability to set global font sizes and control what size incoming messages are displayed at is causing difficulty. It can be set for Each individual message Every time, but that is neither convenient nor really usable as it does nothing for the incoming font size.
I would think Microsoft would want to make their products as user friendly as possible- especially for those who are visually impaired.
This currently used font is terrible when working with software development. There are severe problems to distinguish |, I and l (yes the two last symbols are different). I do not want to sit with the GUI and modify these things every time, when doing a permanent change would solve all my problems. Please fix ASAP Microsoft!
John Baldwin commented
Even if you have to hide this in an "Advanced Configuration" panel (or even as as text setting in an .INI file!!) it would be a REAL HELP to have this feature.
I don't have a choice. My entire organization uses Teams, so I must as well. If a colleague at another company asked me if they should use this, I would say DEFINITELY NOT... and it's because of so many usability issues like THIS one!
Please fix ASAP.
Tony Bakker commented
For now, change the theme to use "High Contrast" in the setting-general. It helped me. And yes being able to increase font size is a must. I too have a vision impairment.
This is terrible Microsoft. Need this fixed ASAP.
Until then, you can open teams.microsoft.com in a browser and set the font and the size you want over there.
Ability to set a default FONT in chat would be better than the current implementation of ZOOMing the entire application.
Also, the idiots at MS that implemented and approved the decision to make the keyboard shortcut for "zoom plus" to be CTRL =, and not CTRL + (like every other application on the planet) should be flogged. At lease "zoom minus" is still CTRL -.
The typeface is so thin, it just looks like a spider has crawled out of an ink pot and across my screen! Very difficult to read unless you have perfect eye-sight (which I don't).
Come on Microsoft, even the most basic of messaging programs are easier to read than this.
See attachment - this should work.
John Doe commented
We are facing another bad code writing issue. I'm working from home due to COVID-19 and MS Teams messages are almost unreadable cause they appear with micro fonts.
I wear heavy glasses and I get tired easily.
A global font setup would be greatly appreciated.
Seriously? This is unbelievable. Now that we're all at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, maybe Microsoft can manage to fix this, since my team and I are using this all the time! I suspect many of us working from home are using it and getting headaches from trying to read the itty-bitty eye-strain-o-vision! Is this headache I have Covid-19 or MS Teams?
Kris Rowlands commented
FOR PETE'S SAKE. Let us change the font already! User with impaired vision here.
MS, please enable this feature. It is frustrating that this is not already available.
More enhancements required in Teams.
1.Its not allowing to change the default font set.MS has to provide the feasibility to change the font
2.It has to provide option to reply to particular line in chat where other messaging app will provide the same.
In user friendly segment Microsoft Teams has more scope of improvements.
I really hope that the global settings can be changed -- It's one way to express yourself but also be ABLE TO READ the chats. Please Please make this happen sooner than later
Chris S commented
I really have a problem with the Converstion tab.
On the left, I see the list of all my recent contacts and the "last sentense exchanged".
Could you make the "contact name" bigger compared to the "last sentense exchanged" ?
Or maybee "Contact name "in bold and "last sentense exchanged" in italic.
As I cannot quickly find the contact I am interested in, I search it each time (by typing the firstname).
Scott Cline commented
I don't see it documented anywhere or on any settings type page, but "<ctrl>" + "+" will zoom in and "<ctrl>" + "-" will zoom out - making the chat larger and smaller. Doesn't change the fonts used, but does help one aspect of the complaint.
This default font is so terrible,my eyes were so tired
Data Juggler commented
I cannot use this app. The menus are too small to read. I have a job interview that wants to use it. Shame Microsoft only wants people with good vision to be able to get a job.
ANG LI commented
Alexander Matveev commented
Microsoft, please - do change the Global font size in Teams & apply settings to incoming messages.