Spaces and command-tab on Mac
Currently, if you are using Spaces on Mac (virtual desktops), issuing a command-tab key command and selecting Teams does not bring forward the desktop on which the main Teams app is displayed. This is normal behavior in most, if not all other apps. I suspect this is caused by the ever-present Microsoft Teams Notification window, which is displayed in the Window menu.
Can we have MS Team behalf like a normal Mac application, no matter if I'm using one workspace or multiple workspaces. For a long time MS Teams will not properly come to the foreground when using Command+tab to switch between applications to MS Teams. I'm forced to click on the icon in the menu bar. I was hoping this would resolve itself but it has been many months. I've been just too lazy to provide this feedback, and I think most other people are too. Many of us have given up and learned to leave with the odd behavior of Microsoft apps on MacOS. This is just not right, to feel like a 2nd class citizen, considering that we are paying hundreds of dollars for your apps.
Looks like the current request can be merged with this one:
Thanks for filing this Chapman. This is a daily source of frustration for me. I am very keyboard-based and Teams is the only application that gives me this headache.
Shane Palmer commented
I am currently having this issue as well. This occurred with a fairly recent update, maybe about 3 months ago. I had previously turned on the new meeting experience and had no issues. Some update after that was applied and I now see this issue. I believe I am on the current version 1.00.333671 and am still seeing this issue.
I have also noticed that the behavior seems to be tied to the fact that the Microsoft Teams Notification window is now in the list of windows for the application as seen by right-clicking on the Teams icon in the dock.
The problem with this "window" is that there is no visible window associated with it. Additionally, that window does not show up in the list until you receive your first notification after you first launch teams. Up until then you can Command-Tab to Microsoft Teams just fine.
Also, in addition to breaking Command-Tab it breaks the standard macOS capability to repeatedly click on the Dock icon for Microsoft Teams to rotate between all of the virtual desktops that have windows for that application open.
A temporary fix is to quit and re-open Teams. After doing that the Microsoft Teams Notification window is no longer listed and you can properly Command-Tab to Teams. But like I mentioned earlier, once you receive a new notification that hidden window appears in the list of Windows again and Command-Tab stops working.
Please fix this! This one bug alone makes me want to stop using Teams altogether, which unfortunately I cannot because it is becoming needed almost as much as email.
Have you tried disable these options:
- "Turn on new meeting experience (New meetings and calls will open in separate windows. Requires restarting Teams.)"
- Disable GPU hardware acceleration (requires restarting Teams)