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.
Right now it's annoying to switch between, say, my Onenote notebook within a team, and a chat with an individual. If I go to answer that person's chat, it switches modes completely and I lose my spot that I was working on before. Sure there's a back and forward arrow (should also be accessible via mouse input if I have those buttons on my mouse), but this clearly doesn't solve the problem.
Not suggesting to make little chat windows popping up everywhere, but just remember what I'm working on and make the transition back to work seamless. At the least, make sure when I open up my notebook again I start on the same page.
Thanks for building such an ambitious project!
This is not fun when you are reading a lengthy document in one tab, go to message someone, and come back to find you've lost your spot on the document.
Purity Purity commented
Make the Onenote tab remember where you left out, now you have to show pages and choose the right one every time you go in to the Onenote tab again.
It had also been great if you could choose the "Standard view" to show pages.
Caleb D commented
I agree. One of the first things I went looking for was how to have multiple tabs like a browser.
Mark Kibble commented
Yes this. Our current HelpDesk is web based and doesn’t have a supported app. If it saved the state, I could actually transition to working entirely in Teams. If I need to do something else in Teams in the middle of doing a ticket, it doesn’t save and lose everything I had added to the ticket.
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