This feature request has been declined.
Currently if you have the Teams app set to run in the background upon clicking the “X” in the upper right, the app stays active only in the system tray. If you receive chat messages, it still remains in the SysTray.
However, if you get an @mention, the focus pulls it to the Taskbar. This is by design since you are getting directly mentioned and some action is typically expected. This is a key design element which the team does not wish to deviate from.
We appreciate the suggestion but will respectively decline it at this time.
Thank you for the feedback and suggestion.
I think there are fundamental flaws in the entire "Start" and "minimzed" code that should justify a catalyzation of this review.
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should be able to script/code/gpo teams to behave as desired in an enterprise environment. Should be a productivity "accessory" instead of an in your face nuisance.
Users already waiting for systems to fully boot should not be expected to clear certain windows from their workspace before being able to get to work.
Performance has been and continues to be a big focus area for Teams. One main area we have made improvements in is responsiveness for the most frequent user actions of switching between Chat, Channel, and Activity. We are also focused on reducing resource consumption and application load time. More improvements are on the way.