Teams for Mac OS: allow for a (new) main window to be opened/created
The current Microsoft Teams has its main window disappear on me at least daily (and I'm not sure why that happens). The only way to get it back is to quit Teams and re-launch it.
Having a way to "File - New - Main Window" would be fabulous (short of figuring out why that main window goes away of course). This "Main window" exists for Outlook already.
Fully agree that it happens too often. Most of the time after having read or worked on a document, instead of using the button "close", I use the red Mac button which close the main window and not just the document
Still an issue in December 2020. Also happens with Outlook, but at least with Outlook you can create a new main window without having to restart it.
Johan n commented
Still s problem (now four years later...)
A Lee commented
Me too. Such an easy fix. Wouldn't it even be great to have two open windows. Now there's a thought!
Having to relaunch Teams is a daily ritual.
Olivier Biot commented
The main window should not be closable, except when quitting Teams.
That should be a quick fix to implement. See e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13556275/how-to-prevent-nswindow-from-closing-on-the-windowwillclose-method
Or add a menu item to open an (accidentally) closed main window. Option is greyed out if a main window exists.
Chris Brewer commented
Teams is a h3llscape on Mac. I have this issue STILL!
John Thornton commented
Yes, ongoing issue. Is this just being ignored, or is it in a backlog somewhere?
Jeremy Schneider commented
happens for me too. fix, please?
Almost two years old? This is hard to believe.
Yes me too. Baffled why MS can't sort this. Are we really just the poor cousins in Mac land? this is so hamfisted.
Brian King commented
It's almost December, I have this bug too. A few times a week I need to reboot Teams.
Einar D commented
It has been like this on both my Macs since I started using Teams 9 months ago. 2-3 times per week on each machine when I come back after some idle period/sleep the main window is gone and only the "Microsoft Teams Notification" window remains. I have never experienced the main window disappearing while actively using Teams.
Sam H commented
Yes. I am baffled by why my window disappears, and why I cannot get it back without relaunching Teams...