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  1. Switch focus to chosen team

    When searching for a team and clicking it, after I have found it, the Teams app does not switch the focus to the chosen team. That is very annoying because I cannot see channels of that team, if my focus is set on other teams within the teams list on the left side.

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      1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Search hits leads to a file, I would like to see the folder it is in

      When I do a search I ofted find a file (i.e. a pdf), and when clicking the file is opened. But I would like to have the ability to go to the folder where the file is, either after viewing it, and deciding it was not the right one, or directly in the search results.

      Right now I have zero ability to go to WHERE the file was found, because only the team and channel is shown under the file name.

      6 votes
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      • search files

        Hello. Some of our users are getting an error 'cannot display search results' when searching over files.

        6 votes
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        • control f fuctionality

          a way to search within the window you have open.

          Similar to browser functionality and word/excel

          6 votes
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          • Allow searching files with partial file name

            Allow file search using partial file name. I see the file when i click on Files icon but when i search for the same using partial name using the 'Search or type a command' box, it does not give any result. I have to give exact and full name of the file for the search to work.

            5 votes
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            • Searchable code snippets

              It's not possible to search for the content of a code snippet.

              Would be great to be able to search for parts of the content, e.g. if you want to search for examples where a certain class or library is in use.

              5 votes
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              • "Best match" category for search results

                Similar to how search works in Windows 10, I would like search results to show me all search results first in a "best result" tab then allow me to browse those results by using "messages", "people", and "files" tabs.

                Right now if I search on a term that is only present in a file the results window shows nothing because its defaulting to the messages tab. At the very least show the number of results on each tab.

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                • Highlight the searched words on the right panel

                  When we run a search on Teams, the search results displayed under the "Messages" tab will have the searched words highlighted and this is great.

                  However, if we then click on the search result we were looking for, the relevant section or words of the selected result isn't highlighted on the panel on the right side, it just loads the discussion at its end. We have to scroll up and look for what we need manually to find the section/words we were looking for.

                  It would be a great improvement for the Search feature to highlight directly in the right…

                  5 votes
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                  • Search inside the text of Word docs, PDFs, PowerPoints, Excel files, etc.

                    The search feature should pull results from inside attachments, like Outlook currently does. This is invaluable when files are frequently labeled poorly. Also, allowing you to choose to only search attachments would add a lot of value.

                    For example, a search for a company name that might be in the signature line of a legal document, but not in the file name would still allow you to find the document you were looking for.

                    5 votes
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                    • Searching in Saved Messages

                      We use Microsoft Teams at my workplace and we really like the opportunity to save documents, posts or photos. When there is a task and a deadline in a post, I just save it and then I can check it easily at the 'Saved messages' tab. So I won't forget it. The only one problem is with the saving posts is if there are too many posts then hard to find and manage them, so it would be essential and important that users could SEARCH only between the saved messages.

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                      • Unable to search using short name of a person

                        If I have a Teams Colleague with the name Robert Vanderplank and I search for the name Rob Vanderplank the Teams Search results return no results. I have to enter his full name as Robert Vanderplank to find his contact.

                        It would be very useful if Teams could search using partial names as well as the full name.

                        5 votes
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                        • Make Teams more like garbage can, less like landfill

                          The more I use Teams, the messier it gets. It's like a landfill that just keeps growing. Email is like a garbage can, at least I'm able to clean out old junk that's no longer relevant.
                          Today I tried to find a conversation I had with someone from May, without knowing a specific word to "search" for. I had to repeatedly press the "Home" button to go to the short-term top of the chat with that person, and repeat for a few minutes. Or if I knew a word to search, it would have taken me only to an individual…

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                          • search auto-populate best option

                            When you search, it would be great if the search tool started to automatically populate what it thinks is the best option. This would allow you to just hit Enter if it is on the right search choice instead of being forced to use the mouse or arrows to select the right option.

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                            • Add search on every chat session not just a common one

                              Add search on every chat session not just a common one. Its really hard to search globally. Adding a search option under each chat session would help a lot.

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                              • Support the use of hashtags to be criteria for a Channel, like Search Folders

                                Support the use of hashtags to be criteria for a Channel, kind of like Search Folders. That way, you can be made aware of all conversations about #topicofinterest

                                4 votes
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                                • Include Folders in Search Results

                                  Please Include folders in the Search results. This works in Cortana as well as File explorer but unfortunately does not inside the Teams app.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • improved search functions.

                                    searching channel specific wiki and file contents for key words does not appear to be implemented. An advanced search dialogue would be appreciated.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • double-quoted string search function

                                      I'd like to search with following keywords
                                      yammer teams
                                      By doing it, the search result will show the posts including both yammer and teams

                                      But to search with Yammer[sp]Teams, many search engine provides such function by letting user by double quoting the search keywords.
                                      I'd like you to provide such function.

                                      4 votes
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                                        • Use search to quickly jump to a tab

                                          Similar to how you can user the search bar to quickly jump to a specific Team or Channel, it would be great to show Tab names as well. Of course it would need to show you which team and channel that tab belongs to. If you select that item it quickly takes you directly to that tab.

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