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Please move the button, add a confirmation, or allow the request to be withdrawn.
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Redah Salie commented
I definetly agree. One of two things happen:
1. I accidentally click on it while moving over it with my mouse pad
2. I click open chat but sometimes I double click out of habit and then the second click is on the request control button.
This is an instant disruption to meetings and the person presenting
It's weird that this is the largest button on the toolbar for no reason. Most of the time I click it accidentally when I try to see the participants list.
This is definitely needed. I too have clicked Request Control by mistake after opening the Participants / Chat window during a meeting.
It leaves the present wondering why we are requesting control. It can be moved out to the top left or right side of the window safely away from being clicked inadvertently.
Please make it more difficult to click this...It's embarrassing! :(
Kong Ming Siem commented
When we are using MS Team for a meeting, there are button in the middle of the screen that allow us to set the mute, settings or request for control.
The problem is we often accidentally click on the Request control button during the call. This easily create a disturbance when the presenter get a notification on the screen, it also disrupt the meeting in progress.
There is no way to avoid this as the Request control button is too large and the button’s position is dynamic, so anyone can accidentally click on the button without realizing.
For example, when you view the meeting in full size, clicking on the Show Attendees will resize the gallery view while showing the right panel of attendees in the call. The "Request control" happens to fall on the same spot where you click to show attendees list. I clicked twice and it sent a request for control to presenter. I cannot cancel it so it is disturbing.
If this button can be positioned better or minimized, it will help as not always we need to use this “Request control” during the meeting.
Permit, e.g., hitting ESC to abort/withdraw any pending request to take control.
Chris F commented
Yes! And it is so easy to click "Request Control" accidentally. And then you have to apologize to the call for having done so in order that the presenter doesn't wonder, "why on earth does that person want to control MY presentation?!"
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.