Remember pop-out meeting/call window size and position between meetings
Every time I join a meeting (using the new experience), the meeting window opens in pretty much the center of my screen and is almost the full size of my screen. Then, every time, I move the window to the top-right of my screen and reduce its size to the minimum allowed, so I can keep the mute and end call buttons easily accessible while I do other work and so it doesn't take up as much of my screen when it is in the foreground.
It would be nice if the meeting window position and size were remembered between meetings so I don't have to move and resize this window from its defaults every. single. time. I join a meeting, which is many per day.
This is akin to remember video background preferences between calls.
Please address this. Thank you for your time.
Every time I get into a meeting/call, the call window opens in a very big size and partially out of the screen.
Please see the attached screenshot:
MS Teams main window is in the front for size and position reference.
The call window is in the back, very wide and out of the screen, so that the right-hand buttons (mute, share screen, hang up) are not visible.
It would be a very useful feature to open the window either in the same size as the existent Teams window (which each user will have adjusted to their liking) and in a identical position or in a size/position that does not make the window always need adjustment once the call is opened.
It is very frustrating to always have to adjust size and position of the call window when joining a new call, which happens dozens of times per day.
When joining a new meeting, the meeting pop up window opens in the centre of the screen in an inconvenient position. It would be a good feature if the meeting pop up window remembers its last used position and size, or opens at the size and position of the main MS Teams window. Or maybe we can set a default size and position of the Meeting pop-up window.
Thomas Meyer commented
Why isn't it possible that the call window opens on the second screen, so that user can continue working on their main screen when receiving calls? It was working before, but since a few days it opens always on main screen.
Ken Olson commented
Yes, why does the call window have to open in almost full screen?
On a 1920x1080 screen it opens to 1382x864. I then resize it down to the minimally allowed 800x670.
So the window sizes assume that either every call or majority of them will have multiple people.Even the phone number is tiny, which should be about as large as the circle placeholder
Even though both windows are so large the dial pad is hidden.
Why isn't there a docked tool bar with standard or favorite options?
This window needs a complete rework in Teams 2.0.
This is extra annoying with Teams Calls, which also uses the new Meeting pop-out window. Those will never have any chat or video, they're just voice calls to a phone number. I never need a near-full screen window to tell me that I'm dialing a phone number, nor could I imagine, would anyone else. Yet, every time I make a call, I now need to resize the window back down to a reasonable size.
By the way, I'm on a 40" 4k monitor. I don't run ANYTHING full screen, so when the Teams meeting pop-up covers everything spanning more than a yard (meter for you outside the US) of screen real, it's really quite a horrible UX.
Eugene Savchenko commented
Basic feature of simple saving window position couldn't have been fixed for 3 years... https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34880689-teams-app-window-position
Remembering last window size and position is a must-have feature. Any modern app can do it, but not MS Teams.
Say UX one more time.
I have the same issue here. It would be great to have the option for remembering call window size. I work at a call centre and every time I answer a call, the window comes on top of the other windows I need to have open. It's always a minor hassle to have to resize the window whilst speaking to the customer, and trying to be fast and effective. We answer many calls per day, and I have to reposition/resize the window every time. Very ineffective.
Nate Pfister commented
I'm in the same boat as Jennifer. There HAS to be some method of remembering the last used location and window size on the external monitor, when multiple monitors are in use. I have two 2560x1440 external monitors connected via a Plugable USB-C 4K dock. When I have the SB2 display scale (Change the size of text, apps, and other items) set to 200% (Recommended) the Teams meeting pop up will open up on the external monitors at 2x the size of the 2560x1440 screen real estate. I have to make the window smaller, then drag it back on the screen to even see the Join button. Every time.
But, when I change the SB2 main display scale to 150% (NOT the external monitors, which are set to 100%), then the Teams meeting pop up will open on the external monitor at a reasonable size/location.
You cannot use the main display, or the SB2 display as the base for determining the window size of pop-ups on external monitors. I have Teams always up on my external monitor, not the SB2.
So, for everyone who is having issues with this my workaround is:
1) Make your external monitor the main display my checking the box in the display settings "Make this my main display". Then Teams will open up the pop ups at the right size at least.
2) Change the scale on the display of the laptop (assuming you keep the laptop as the main display) to something like 150% so the Teams window on the external monitor will open up at a smaller size. It's dumb, but at least it gives a better experience.
Jennifer Skiendzielewski commented
I agree with this suggestion, but for a different reason. My desktop is extended across 2 screens which have different resolutions. So when a Teams meeting opens "in the middle of my screen," it actually opens spread across the screens and about 3 times the size that it should be. Every time, I have to move it to one screen or the other to even see the Join button.
At the very least, having a system setting that lets me choose where to open the meeting (far left, far right, middle of the screen) would alleviate some amount of that problem. But saving the position and size would be best.