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.
Inside MS Teams Desktop App.
I open on a MS Planner board a card. Then I switch (inside MS Teams) to "Files" (SharePoint), copy a file link and switch back to MS Planner Tab.
Then I have to re-open my card to put in my file link.
The card is still open when I switched back to MS Planner.
When I start Teams for the first time (such as after rebooting), it consistently autopopulates the email field with the wrong email address. It seems to use my AD username paired with my AD domain to create this incorrect email address. Instead of having to "sign in with a different account" and correct it every time, I'd appreciate if Teams would remember the email address I supply every time.
Caching, and not resetting on switching, tabs represents quite a few votes on here! Can we get a consolidation and an update on if this is being looked at, please?
Corey Roth commented
I am constantly jumping around between tabs. Each time, I go back to a tab I just had open, it has to reload the entire tab from scratch. This is annoying and wastes a lot of time. It would be nice if you could remember the state of the last X number of tabs and load them from memory instead of making calls across the network.
The only way currently to do this is by logging in to Teams in multiple browser windows -- a really clumsy work-around. Microsoft, please add support for true application-level tabs that work like multiple live tabs in a modern web browser. It's true that Slack also doesn't support multiple tabs, but it doesn't also include OneNote, Planner, and other various live file options. Because Teams includes those, it MUST include an ability to keep these live and easily accessible w/o having to re-navigate to them through the left nav menu. Please add ASAP.
Sean Ellis commented
And allow us to tear off tabs into separate windows (without the sidebars) so that we can get maximally compact multiple conversations on screen at once.
(Requires actually-compact mode to be implemented.)
Have the Chat and Teams windows open as Tabs in the app, so we can preserve position/location and switch contexts without losing position.
Pavel Vokoun commented
Exactly, we need Tabs on Teams application level so we can have opened multiple channels or chats and quickly switch between (ctrl+tab)
We absolutely need this, switching between tabs is a must to help centralize the workflows of our teams!
Joël SmartDocuments commented
I have been running into this problem many times myself. Came here to add the same suggestion. This would really save me and my team a lot of time
Dear god yes please! I work across dozens of of teams in a fast-paced day, I need to switch between multiple teams and have it go back to what I was working on, not just the same default chat!
Yes I find this really annoying too. It isn't just a Word tab. I was entering a comment into a Planning tab item, pressed ALT + left and the whole tab changed and I lost my text. Tab navigation via ALT should be disabled when in text entry (and the system default text navigation should be allowed to work as normal).
Tim O'Connell commented
I use teams as a workspace. That includes managing my wrike tasks, taking notes in one note, editing word documents etc.
I find it frustrating when I'm in the middle of a task and I receive a message or an @ mention and I can't interact without moving away from the task I'm currently working on. This is only made worse because when I switch back the item refreshes.
I think if I could pin a chat, conversation thread, channel, or tab within a channel as a tab at the top of teams then it would be much easier to move between things I'm working on.
Switching to a pinned item should be snappy. Ideally there would be no reload of that item.
I've added a mockup of how it might look
Switching between oneNote tabs and planer tabs takes a ridiculous amount of time. How i am supposed to work if this steals always 10 seconds?
Keeping (for example) the last 5 tabs in memory should be simple to implement and enough for most of the people.
Opening docs via OneDrive behave in this way (doc title on the tab rather than DOCX etc)
Proposed change would bring consistancy
Daniel Benton commented
Text on internet browser tabs updating with file name.
I have opened a few documents via Teams into the word online editor. All of the tabs display 'DOCX File viewer | Microsoft Teams'.
It would be really useful if they instead had the title of the document so I could easily locate a specific document that I want rather than have to cycle through my opened documents to locate the correct one.
Ability to have multiple tabs or have the chat in a separate tab.
User Case: I will be working on the planner adding/ updating tasks. when I receive an IM, I need to check it, but when I do I lose where I was in the planner and it takes me a few more clicks to get back to where I was
It's not productive to switch between tabs and then always have to find and reload the other tabs you were working on.
The reload is bad enough, but losing the context sets application usage backward, not forward.
We are given group log-in information to customer SharePoint pages and website, it would be nice if we could configure the tab to always log in with those credentials for all team members.
Our team has multiple customer we work with, and they all have there own SharePoint site, to which we have to interact with. We create tab for each customer site (as you can add multiple one drives yet), but every time we go to the tab we have change out log in from our SharePoint site. It would be nice if we have specify our login for that specific tab rather then have to log in and out ever type we jump between tabs.