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.
We are excited to share Teams now honors Windows 10 Focus Assist with native Windows notification support. To enable, please switch notification style preference to Windows to bring OS notification features such as Quiet Hours, Focus Assist, Action Center and more into Teams.
To learn more, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-your-notifications-style-in-teams-0da93820-93d0-4da3-86b6-fc28d19908e3.
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Still not fixed. That's amazing Microsoft ;)
This is a security issue. If you're presenting on a projector or another meeting tool, then teams won't flip you to DND and you need to manage multiple settings in multiple places in order to lock down.
Andrew Badge commented
+1. "Do not disturb" can stop the alerts but we need some linking of these modes
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.
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Jeremy Thake commented
Drastically surprised that this only has 5 votes. There is a duplicate with 5 votes too. This is not ideal when duplicating my screen to present and toast notifications come up in Windows 10.
We're also experiencing this issue. Is this a bug, or has this feature not been implemented yet?
Hilmar Jansen commented
Focus assistant was turned on but notifications from teams (collegea chatting with me) were displayed as pop-up in the right bottom corner