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  1. Do not display over full screen apps in MacOS

    When using Mail.app or other apps in full screen, sometimes Teams will pop up over the full screen app. Honestly, I don't know how you even do it, but it comes with all sorts of usability problems. Like not knowing how to move the windows to another desktop.

    Really, you should be using standard MacOS window behavior for everything. Teams is the odd man out at the moment.

    21 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Mac Teams Helper: Takes up too much CPU and makes app almost unusable

      I can't use teams with out it lagging severely. When I go and look at the processes running, It always looks like the 'helper' is taking up crazy amounts of CPU and it lags out the application to the point of it almost being unusable.

      I've tried closing the application, rebooting, re-installing, checking for updates, etc.. nothing works.

      I'm on macOS Mojave 10.14.2

      19 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • After update on MAC - notifications are missed

        There have been many times where teams has updated while it’s been minimized on my machine, causing me to not see any new messages until the next time I’ve manually re-opened and logged in again.

        18 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • status

          my status constantly changes to away every time i navigate to a different open application. it would be nice if skype and teams could reflect the same status, or if teams could simply stop randomly signing me out.

          18 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Mac OS Open App at Login

            Mac OS Open Teams at Login
            Normally in Mac OS (currently Sierra 10.12.4), applications can be added to items to open at login (System Preferences>Users & Groups>Login Items). We have noticed that Microsoft Teams does not open after login when this is configured. Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions would be appreciated. Thanks!

            18 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • macOS - Login credentials get asked about every hour

              Why are login credentials not saved. Desktop applications logs out about once every hour. I am using teams or Mac version 0.7.00.40. Shouldn't it stay logged all the time?

              18 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add external team members

                Currently you can't add external team members to Teams on a Mac.....of if you can it is so unintuitive that I can't find it. Please make it easy to add external people into your team.

                13 votes
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                • Allow Office desktop apps to edit files in Mac

                  Can we have access to editing MS Office files directly in the desktop apps on the Teams Mac desktop app? It works in the Windows version. Kills productivity on the Mac. Also, it should be available not only on the file tab, but also on linked files directly on the conversations (such as when linking a file from Dropbox or OneDrive).

                  13 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Notification on Macbook like Slack Notifications....

                    Teams needs Notifications to help manage effectively

                    10 votes
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                    • Edit PowerPoint using Office Apps not just edit Online Powerpoint in MS Team apps

                      Currently, MS teams app allows you to edit powerpoint using the Edit Powerpoint Online option. We have many people using Team in their MAC PC.

                      9 votes
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                      • Use standard Mac keyboard shortcuts

                        There are many apps like Teams where hitting the return key after entering text "posts" the text in whatever way makes sense for the app. The Mac standard is to type option-return to insert a newline into the message (since just return does something else). Teams uses shift-return instead. I wish that Teams would use the Mac standard.

                        9 votes
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                        • Application preferences on Mac

                          There are no application preferences on the Mac desktop app. I would like to be able to configure both the location for downloaded files, and the font & size for usability reasons. (I'm sure there are others.)

                          The standard hotkey is Cmd-comma (','). Preferences are normally presented in a separate window, though some applications like Google Chrome show preferences in a new tab instead, which would be acceptable in this case.

                          Please add a preferences tab or window, and include both download location preference (like Slack does), and font settings.

                          9 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make notifications work on Mac wihtout teams running

                            I'd like Notifications to work on Mac when I don't have the Teams app open. Maybe that Teams Helper app could run in the background as a daemon even when Teams.app isn't open.

                            I hacked it into working by making a second copy of the Teams app and adding <key>LSUIElement</key><true/> to the Info.plist file inside the package contents. Now I can always run the 'background' copy to get notifications with no dock icon and open the original Teams app when I want to use the interface.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • STOP UPDATING AUTOMATICALLY AND DISTURBING MY WORK FLOW!!!!! PLEASE AND THANK YOU

                              4-5 times a day, Teams updates which takes you out of what you are working on. It is tedious and unnecessary. These "updates" don't change anything noticeable and should be saved for the end of the work day, or at the user's discretion.

                              9 votes
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                              • double click title

                                Please set your OS X desktop app to follow the system preference for double clicking the title bar. Very annoying when you have this set to minimize apps, and this one app maximizes.

                                9 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support "€" symbol in Mac application

                                  The "€" symbol doesn't work on the Mac application.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Remember audio device selection

                                    As a user of Teams on Mac, currently:

                                    1. I join a meeting and select my USB headset as speaker and microphone device in Teams
                                    2. I leave the meeting
                                    3. I restart my computer
                                    4. I join a meeting and Teams had changed the speaker and microphone device back to the system default.

                                    It would be nice if in step 4, Teams would remember the last time I had a meeting I selected my USB headset for speaker and microphone device and use that.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Mac app terminates automatically and continuously nags about admin permissions for updates

                                      The Mac OS X Client is a horrible app.
                                      It keeps terminating automatically without any notification and it simply switches me offline even when I want to stay online and available for my colleagues. I can not figure out why or when the client terminates.
                                      Moreover, the Team Helper App update keeps bothering me several times a day that it needs admin permission to update something.

                                      Thats not the way how client applications should work these days.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • need to be be able to select multiple messages, copy and paste

                                        On the Mac, need to be able to copy multiple messages and then paste them into other programs. This feature works well in consumer Skype.

                                        8 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Cannot Link to Existing Channel File

                                          On the mac app I created a file in a channel successfully. When I am on the Conversation screen and attempt to add that file to my conversation by linking it from the existing team channel, I get an error saying "upload failed". Happens every time in any channel.

                                          8 votes
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