Ability to shrink the search bar.
The search bar spans a large area of the top bar. It's very difficult to move the Teams window around my desktop because we can't click and drag
They really need to fire their UX team and the Useability testing team. Whoever allowed the search bar to consume the whole top bar (or the overall trend of putting everything in the header bar) needs to be fired and told they are a bad designer.
What's worse is in Dark Mode, it's almost impossible to see!!
This has to be the dumbest GUI/UX decision I've seen in years.
Please MS folks.... you need to hire some UX people that do not think code or backlog first.
Ability to move the bar and minimizing useless features are basic functionalities.
Please listen to users. We pay your bills (until we fed up of this and decide to go to "good old GSuite, now Workspace")
Someone decided to close a similar entry long ago.
Craig Silver commented
How does this have so few votes?
Bob Short commented
Yes this Search Bar is absolutely THE MOST annoying thing in Teams. and guess what... the "DECLINED" doing anything about it. This forum may say "UserVoice" but thanks admin @Warren for telling to that we don't matter since Sept 2018. IT IS STILL JUST AWFUL in 2020 and soon 2021
You would think Microsoft would fix this
Draggable area of title bar is sometimes non-existent
Second, third, and fourth this. So difficult to move the window when not full size. I use mine "snapped" to half of my monitor. Search bar is twice as long as the cramped 2 line chats that remain in the right hand column,
Michael Lawski commented
there are basically only 2 draggable areas in Microsoft teams when the window has a particular size. This happens to be the full width of my 90° rotated screen (developer)
Michael Lawski commented
full agree! The search bar is so long that there is NO WAY to move the window, there is no real draggable title bar space because the searchbar is so long.
What about this: searchbar is small but when I click inside - or there is something inside - it expands to the full width? I rarely use the search bar.. but I move the teams window around all the time.
Agree. There needs to be a clear area on the title bar so we can grab and move the window. There is no need for the search bar to be so big given that most of the time you only type a few characters before choosing some result.
This is the one window on my desktop (among very many) that I struggle to move and manage. I have to move it all the time while collaborating because I'm working in other windows while chatting.
Matthew Salvoni commented
I agree. Please make it much smaller. Will make it easier to move the teams window around.