Scalable UI (zoom feature)
It would be great to have the Teams desktop app UI to be manually scalable. The default scaling should be set based on the system settings for scaling, but the UI should be scalable independent of this.
(should I mention Slack allows zoom in/out with Ctrl+ + and Ctrl+- key combinations and Ctrl+0 restores default setting)
I find the desktop UI too small for my eyes. I do have scaling enabled on my Windows computer, and other apps and programs work well, but the Teams client bothers me being too small.
This is DONE!
Email me if you ever have any problems with it, so I can re-open the ticket. My email is sparavi (at) Microsoft (dot) com.
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Just allowing change of resolution on the App generally would be good, it's blurry compared to the browser version.
Within Teams on the Planner Page allow for Zooming of the planner. I.e. equivalent to Control + - or Control + + in a browser.
You can't zoom in and out on the desktop app, you can only change the font size for your own messages which isn't very useful.
As we begin to use Teams for project planning, it is being displayed on meeting room screens and the default display of content is often too small.
While embedded PDF files can be zoomed, embedded OneNote information cannot - please add options for this as we are currently stuck with changing the default resolution for the display.
Hallelujah!! Thanks for double click info :) :)
Also should be controlled by holding down CTRL, and using the scroll wheel on the mouse. (could pull some people from the Visual Studio team to fix up the user experience in Teams)
Second on my and my students' wish list. This came out of the pilot that I conducted last year. I wrote down:
PDF tab should have horizontal scroll bar + hand to move. Otherwise useless...
Please MS Teams, I know you can do it!
Yes, please implement zooming (CTRL+ScrollWheel, CTRL+/-). It's very hard to read on a high DPI monitor with default scaling.
Text is too small. Can't zoom in to blow up text nor adjust the size of the text within teams. Really hard to read. Lots of wasted space on the sides within the conversation view on larger monitors.
Out of habit I keep trying to use Ctl + scroll wheel on the mouse to resize everything in the Teams Windows application. Works everywhere else! (E.g. Word, Excel, Visual Studio, and every browser known to humankind.) It would be really nice if it worked in Teams too. Both chat and the Wiki tab could use this treatment.
Amazing this was over looked in the application.
Jameson Abel commented
It seems like you can scroll up/down once you've zoomed in using the vertical scroll bar on the right, however, the UI never provides a horizontal scroll bar to navigate left to right or vice-versa. So if you have to zoom in to view anything closer you better hope it's in the center of the document otherwise you're only option is to download the document in order to view it in its entirety.
I have to fit several applications onto 2 screens for my work, and it'd be nice to be able to scale the interface down a little bit
On my machine, the latest version 1.0.00.13152 (64-bit), updated on 5/12/17 fixed the issue. Ctrl + and - is still nice to have. But at least I can continue using Team without feeling too bad now.
Mark Moore commented
Same issue here, teams font is now way to big, the amount I get on screen is significantly less - No issues with any other application. I use teams daily and currently have over 20 active teams, this is extremely annoying and affecting productivity
I have same problem as Scott. Suddenly everything is much bigger this week, which makes Team window client not useful at all. Looking at the ugly big font discourages me from keep using Team.
Mine just changed today so everything is much bigger, but I want to change it back. It's too big for my setup. Is this a setting somewhere that I can revert?
Has this been fixed? I feel like mine is much better.
Teams needs to adhere to the system dpi scaling in settings and doesn't
Luke Sipple commented
Yes... the UI needs some attention. I have a 1440 display and when I'm in a channel the actual chat is all wrapped to use about 1/3 of the available space.