Keep Tab in Memory when Switching to Chat / Other Tab - Prevent Loss of Edits, Files, Login credentials
Switching from a Tab to Chat / Teams / Other Tabs causes the Tab to close, causing you to have to reopen the Tab (actually having to navigate to it again inside the team). This will reload the tap and all content before the Switching will be lost.
1. Tabs open in Team gets reset - when switching between Teams in Team View
2. Tabs reload - when switching between Chat and Team View
3. Content (edits, files etc) on Tab gets lost (Happens both for to Issue 1 and 2)
4. It makes you re-sign-in to Planner, Jira or whatever third-party tab you were using
1. Tabs should stay open in the related Team - having to navigate and reopen a tab every time is very bad for workflow (Relates to Issue 1)
2. Tabs should be kept in memory - Reloading the tab every time is Very slow (Relates to Issue 1 and 2)
For us the main issue is that we lose edits, files, data etc when we navigate away from a tab to a chats or a different tab as the original tab reloads. We really can not be loosing data.
I see many of other issues on here that are related? I will list them here and ask that they get merged.
I will also comment on all the other issues and ask that people come here to vote and list more issues so that I can keep this issue updated with requests.
The team is working on changes to the desktop client so recently opened tabs are kept in memory, as long as it doesn’t use too much memory.
I will keep you posted as we make further progress.
Adam Halfhill commented
Can you fix this by Tuesday? Would be amazing, but I would think this is on a back burner due to the amount of time that has passed. Seems this has been brought into light in a few different post as well.
The desktop version should have been a given. Let "me" determine which tabs to cache, let "me" worry about the performance within the channel. The tabs just feel broken and unproductive like this. Less Teams commercial $$$, more development $$$... pass that on.
Luke Johnson commented
Where's this up to MS ?
Timothy Merridew commented
Not sure if this is also part of the same issue, but with the desktop client it needs to be able to keep track of where you are on websites that have been added as tabs in channels, as we're trying to move to a point where I can put some of our webapps into Teams as tabs rather than just using the web browser but it doesn't work well if you need to go to another tab, channel, or team as clicking on the tabbed website takes you back to the starting url which will usually be the login or home of the webapp.
Could you not work with the edge team on using some of the chromium work they have been doing?
Knight Solutions commented
Is there any ETA on this feature? It's really ridiculous that this hasn't been fixed already. So bloody annoying!
Eduardo Miller commented
Hi, could you please give us an update on this? Thanks!
[Deleted User] commented
+1, this is an extremely annoying feature, which makes working experience with MS Teams really bad
Can we get an update on this? This issue is making Teams *far* less helpful for teaching.....
A L commented
Hi, could you please give us an update on this? Really important to be able to do this! Thanks!
Any updates on this? It's been over seven months since it was marked as being "worked on".
It's disappointing that a feature like this doesn't exist, especially given the demand.
Would very much appreciate this feature!
Just had a conference call interrupted by this, amazingly while I was using another tab, in fact several it was ok, it was only when I returned to the tab the call was on that the call dropped.
Is this still a beta version of the browser option?
Nathaniel Robinson commented
Just adding my name to this, we need this functionality as well. Am hoping I will be notified when it happens by posting here.
Salim Fayad commented
Hi. Any update on this?
No update since Jan?
Derrick Krakau commented
This is a significant limitation. I run a helpdesk support team and would like to be able to put ticketing tools into one of the tabs. We can't have it lose it's place every time the tab is navigated away from.
Any update on when this feature will be relased?
Josh Budd commented
This will allow us to fully move our college employees to Microsoft Teams.
This is what I've been asking in the Github repo but nobody answers until I tried doing the quickstart for the tab. Our team needs to have the similar behavior where the state and progress are not lost. It doesn't make sense if the installed app keeps refreshing. I hope that it will be available soon.
Another request here! I've got a custom app that loads the Outlook Web App and every time I navigate away to the Chat/Teams/Calendar/etc... apps my progress is lost. I'm really trying to get away from the fat Outlook client and replace it with Teams, but I'm unable to leave a partially drafted email (unless saving as draft) and easily return to it because the page reloads every time I re-enter the app.
This is really annoying with the Website app, I have added a number of commonly used sites to one of our teams groups, but it's impossible to have several of them open at any one time and switch between them, since the session is terminated each time one navigates away from the tab