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  1. Let us make the font size bigger (Zooming)

    Make a way to make the font size in the application bigger.

    735 votes
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      The zoom feature has released to the public ring. Using CRTL + or CTRL – zoom in and out on a Windows PC. This functionality is also available on the Mac. The item tracking this specific update can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/admin/v3/suggestions/16933183/activity

      Currently there isn’t an UI element that tells you your current zoom level but that, along with Settings within the UI to preset your zoom preference, will be coming a bit later.

      Since the zoom feature could very well cover the vast majority of user needs, based on the majority of comments and feedback, I will flag this item as Partially Done.

      Thank you for all the feedback and support!
      -Warren

    • Captioning on Audio and/or Video

      As being employer to several staff who is Deaf and reply on using subtitle when watching video. I was surprised to see no subtitle/closed captioned feature when I play a video called Introduction to Microsoft Team Product Tour (2.03 minutes video) as enclosed in this attachment.
      Thank you.
      Regards
      Peter

      27 votes
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        Hi Peter — I’m SO sorry! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are 110% committed to accessibility and we will make sure that captioning gets added to the videos.

        And Stephanie, thank you for highlighting why captioning is important otherwise. I’ll route that to the right dev team.

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra
        Microsoft Teams

      • Keyboard shortcuts

        Hi, Can't you offer keyboard shortcuts to get to different tabs (activity, chat, teams, meetings, files)? This will make our life much easier.

        Thanks.

        24 votes
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          Teams does have some shortcuts you may use.

          To see the shortcut list you can click on your user icon within Teams.
          From the drop down list go to Keyboard Shortcuts.
          A second window will open showing you the available shortcuts that Teams has to offer at this time.

          Keep posting feedback.

          -Warren

        • Shorter Links !

          Just make the links shorter, when pasting a link to another location on the chat.

          It's always too poluted, We write down a 1 line comment and the link extension has 6 lines (!)

          Thanks

          20 votes
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            You can create add a hyperlink to any text, which will allow you to avoid massive links being copied into the chat/channels.
            Expand the compose box by clicking the icon “A” with a pencil just below your compose line. Once in the expanded view you can create a link by clicking the icon that looks like a chain at the top of the compose box.

            You can also highlight your text and use this function to change your selected text into a hyperlink. Once the hyperlink dialog opens update the link location and modify your text if you so desire.

            -Warren

          • Add a shortkey to jump to unread messages

            Slack has the all-round shortkey Ctrl+K, which allows me to jump to any chat (group/channel/person). It automatically lists channels/chats with unread messages at the top. So jumping through unread chats is just 2 clicks each, without using the mouse. I'd love to have the same feature in Teams!

            17 votes
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            • 17 votes
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              • Translator or closed captions in call / videocalls

                We are a group in an organization that we are hard hearing impaired, our way to communicate in daily meetings has been using the Microsoft Translator Speech API (https://github.com/MicrosoftTranslator/SpeechTranslator/releases) but at the moment is not working, currently we use Skype Business in our organization. We have tested the option of Skype translator, however we have not been able to use it since our organization is managed with Skype Business (https://www.skype.com/en/features/skype-translator/). And it would be quite useful for us that Microsoft Teams had integrated this option of translator like the Skype Translator (it is our most viable…

                11 votes
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                • allow zoom using ctrl and mouse wheel viewing PDF's

                  allow zoom using ctrl and mouse wheel while viewing PDF's

                  7 votes
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                  • scroll to zoom reversed

                    Scrolling to zoom into an image is reversed to what it should be. This behavior is on both mouse wheels and on the magic trackpad for mac

                    6 votes
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                    • Register Global Hotkey

                      Register a global hotkey for windows (e.g. Win + T) to open up a new chat window, without having the application active.

                      s4b has such a global hotkeys

                      and ability to Customize the hotkeys

                      6 votes
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                      • Better visual contrast in MS Planner

                        The visibility in MS Planner is bad. The individual items are indistinguishable from the background. Text is thin and difficult to read.
                        Other applications are perfectly fine, so it's not my settings.

                        5 votes
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                        • Improve Visibility of New Posts

                          My list of Teams in the Favorites is growing very long. Sometimes I miss new posts where the team/channel/person is not mentioned, especially in teams that are beyond the bottom of the window (scrolling needed to see the bottom of the list) or where posts are within unfavorited channels. I'm now being forced to favorite all channels just to make sure I don't miss new posts, and that's making navigating around very cumbersome.

                          Setting channels to not be favorite trims the list so only high-activity channels are surfaced, but then when there is activity in slow channels, it's easy to…

                          4 votes
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                          • Different Notification Colours

                            It would be nice if the "followed channel" notification was a different color than the "direct mention" indicator. since I can't tell the difference, i find myself heading over to teams just to see conversations that I'm probably not interested in, which ends up being bad context-switching for me

                            4 votes
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                            • High Contrast

                              For vision impaired uses that use custom High Contrast Theming, the Teams apps does not correctly map to the colors. For example, left list uses the Disabled vs Selected colors. Microsoft should be fully committed to one standard for Theming; especially for High Contrast Theme. It is critical for the vision impaired.

                              4 votes
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                              • Allow Office Online tabs to respect the dark theme setting rather than have a bright white default background.

                                Allow Office Online tabs (Excel, Word, OneNote, etc) to respect the dark / High Contrast theme setting rather than have a bright white default background.

                                As a sight loss user, this causes a barrier for me in the desktop version of Teams, causing eye strain.

                                4 votes
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                                • Enable scrolling through a channel with keyboard

                                  When I'm working from home, I frequently am using a touchpad and keyboard for my work, so clicking on a scroll button and dragging is really hard and inconvenient.

                                  Expected: When I click the pointer in a channel, a message should be selected, and the up and down arrows should move to the previous and next message, respectively.

                                  Currently: Here is video.
                                  0:01 I select the channel
                                  0:04 move my pointer into the channel and click hoping to see a message selected.
                                  0:07, 0:09 I move a little closer to a message, and click again and again. Still nothing.
                                  0:10…

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Highlight or color code Teams

                                    When users are members of multiple teams it's easy to click the General channel of the wrong Team. There is little visual distinction between the Teams on the left navigation bar. Highlighting, color coding, or simply filling the area around the team tile with the theme color would help be a huge help.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Disable or Modify Keyboard Shortcuts

                                      On Mac, when using a keyboard in another language (i.e. Spanish), some keyboard shortcuts make it impossible to type certain things like "@" or "#" because the key combination to type those symbols is directly linked to Teams keyboard shortcuts.

                                      This is particularly a big problem when trying to mention specific users with the "@" symbol, the app switches to the "Chats" tab and it's impossible to mention user in the Teams tab general chat.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Adding a better color interface

                                        A better interface like slack , or give to us choose an interface like slack

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Group people with pending to read messages

                                          Group people with messages without read.
                                          When you have someone in Favourites they don't appear into "Recent" folder. It's a mess to find who wrote first of you have many Favourites

                                          3 votes
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