Respect Focus Assist
Teams should respect Windows Focus Assist settings. I'm not even sure how apps are allowed to override Windows settings like this.
I put Windows Focus Assist into Alarms Only mode so I could record screen captures and I Teams kept popping up notifications over my application. I had to completely exit Teams so I could finish my task.
In the world of working from home, I think this should be a priority.
bumping this request. Very annoying when in a meeting,
Scott Varcoe commented
Extremely annoying that I have to quit MS Teams just to present or screencast.
Park Hamilton commented
Its astonishing its been almost 2 years and this problem still isn't fixed. With so many people working from home due to COVID, this fix would really help. Defeats the whole purpose of Focus Assist.
I was sharing during a large Teams Live Event and my pop-ups happened twice in a half hour. Right now in Teams it appears to be enabled.
Trevor D commented
I'm sorry, but teams is built in electron, and electron already supports Windows notifications. So you had to go out of your way to work around it. You purposely made this irritating.
Christian Hamel commented
Now that our team is working from home, this is becoming even more of an issue. The chat is very active and I can't use the focus assist to wellllll.... help me focus.
Yes, this need to be done quickly.
How are Microsoft employees and executives not seeing this problem?
Within 10 minutes of using the Teams app, I'm getting interrupted constantly with chat notifications.
Christopher Abichandani commented
We need two tiers of notification options. Do Not Disturb is a way to indicate to the service itself that we don't want notifications.
But I want to suppress desktop notifications and keep mobile notifications sometimes.
Jon G commented
Microsoft - Get it together. Why does one of your key products not use the Windows built-in notification feature? I'd like to be able to add Teams to the priority list when "Priority Mode" is set, but have it blocked when "Alarms Only" is enabled.
The app isn't even available to select in the priority list. If you want to build a slack competitor, at least strive for basic function parity. Even Slack now recognizes focus assist.
Debalin Das commented
How can this still be ignored? Focus Assist is supposed to control your notifications. It is extremely annoying when you try to set Focus Assist to alarms only because you needed to present your screen or somebody walked into your cubicle, only to realize seconds later that it stopped all notifications except Microsoft Teams. : |
How is this still not resolved already?
Teams not respecting the user's OS settings is absurd.
I don't want PMs showing up when I'm presenting.
I don't want to use the "do not disturb" setting as it's not my intention to dissuade colleagues from messaging me.
I don't want to toggle multiple settings to make Teams do what the OS is trying to do.
Still not fixed. That's amazing Microsoft ;)
Todd Ward commented
This is still an issue today, 7/28 with 1903.
Surprisingly "Focus Assist' mode (Windows 10) was introduced months before the Teams development team introduced the "Do not disturb" mode 😁. Please add support for this system-wide setting of 'Focus assist'? If a similar mode exists for MacOS, please support both.
Duplicates of this suggestion:
Set you status to "Do not disturb" to hide notifications during meetings.
But combined with Focus Assist, i.e. setting DND automatically during quiet hours, would be a neat feature, of course.
Emil Angelov commented
Notifications are so aggressive, there is no proper way to control them during meeting.
Nash Pherson commented
In addition to up-voting these items, you should hit ? button and "report a problem" from within the application.
John Egleston commented