Request Control button - move, add confirmation, or allow undo
I've got tremors, and the Request Control button is way too easy to hit when I want to look at the chat or participants list
Please move the button, add a confirmation, or allow the request to be withdrawn.
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Chris F commented
I have done this at least a half dozen times.
Bobbie Mathis commented
All too often this happens to me. When I join a meeting, it's not always immediately known if a someone is presenting, I select the participant list, but then the task bar shifts and inadvertently select the monstrous 'Request Control' button. It would be nice to at least prompt the person 'Are you sure you want to request control? Yes or Cancel'. On a side note, why is this button so large?
Move Request control button to More Actions and Replace with Full Screen
Please don't move the of chat button after click it. It can be accidentally click on Request Control button
Jorge Sousa commented
When you open the participant list if you don't move the mouse and you expect to hit the same button to hide it again... what happens is that the button has shifted left and now you'll be pressing the "request control" button. And there is no way to cancel that request. 2 important improvements!!
Exactly like the commenter David said, the UX itself "tricks" you into clicking Request Control by accident.. It is very inconvenient and problematic if it's a call with many participants and you are called out for "requesting control".. Happened to me multiple times. This needs to be fixed ASAP..
"The toolbar moves to the left when the Participants or Meeting Chat button is pressed, so "Request control" ends up positioned where the Participants or Meeting Chat buttons previously were. Given that re-clicking on those buttons is a way to close the Participants list or Chat window, it is very easy to click on the "Request control" by accident when, for example, you only open chat briefly to see one new message and then mean to close it again by re-clicking in the same spot."
Move the Request Control button as it is hit accidently often
"Request Control" UI/UX needs to be revisited which is prone for unintentional access request and hinders many times in meetings
Yes, this happens often and there is no way to "cancel" the request when it's hit by accident.
I would like to request an "undo" button. I hit that button twice during a virtual conference by accident when I was trying to open the chat box in the Teams meeting. So embarrassing.
Nishita Murthy commented
We can remove the "request control" option from the bar available in the main screen
There should also be a way to revoke your request.
Joel Sumner commented
+1. I accidentally hit this button at least once a week, then I need to clarify to the presenter that I didn't really want to do that. It's disruptive.
The toolbar moves to the left when the Participants or Meeting Chat button is pressed, so "Request control" ends up positioned where the Participants or Meeting Chat buttons previously were. Given that re-clicking on those buttons is a way to close the Participants list or Chat window, it is very easy to click on the "Request control" by accident when, for example, you only open chat briefly to see one new message and then mean to close it again by re-clicking in the same spot.
Ross J commented
Please consider changing the UI or adding a confirmation message for this option - it is really disruptive to a meeting. The button is way too big and easy to hit - I imagine that this button is not used intentionally very often compared to those around it, so please reduce the size / move it / add a confirmation. I use teams all the time and must hit this button by accident at least once a day.
Please add an 'undo' to allow to undo such a request.
Honestly, I can't believe that the otherwise excellent MS UX has allowed this function to behave like this.
- too big a button for a sparsely used function
- has quite a big impact (in a large meeting), but does not have niether a confirmation nor an undo option
During a meeting if you click "Request Control" there appears not to be any option to cancel that request. The Presenter has to cancel which can then impact the flow of a meeting.
If the requester could also cancel their own request this would make more sense.
Ben Spiller commented
+1 this has happened several times and it's really annoying/embarrassing - especially as there's no way to retract your request for control if it was a mistake.
Cannot stress this enough, hope others vote it up!