Emmanuel Preveraud

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    1440 comments  ·  Public » Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great performance and user experience remain a topmost priority for us. Application launch time has seen improvements in the recent build. We will continue making improvements across the product including channel to chat switching and overall resource consumption.

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    Teams is constantly sluggish. Typing a message is slow and misses or swap keystrokes. Editing a message after those typos is slow. Searching or refreshing chats is slow. Everything freezes, hangs, or triggers the laptop fans.

    I have 12 cores/32GB rams and compiling in parallel my code base while editing documents and sources is not a problem.

    But when I switch to the single web page containing Teams bloat, it feels like I'm typing through a 16Kb/s modem into a distant server running on a raspbery-pi.

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    Periodic repost of CSS styles to have a compact version on the web https://userstyles.org/users/727497 (not updated for 2 years so a bit broken with the last updates of Teams, still better than the default)

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    CSS style sheet for compact mode in the browser can be found at https://userstyles.org/users/727497 (when the website works), they may require a browser extension to load. They were developed for a previous version of Teams but have not been maintained with recent changes (for example the emoji reactions to a post).

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    "We are working on a design with more density in mind" You lied to us in the 20 previous responses for 3 years, why should we believe you this time ?

    "Until this design is solidified" you can use those custom CSS done in a few days: https://userstyles.org/users/727497

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    Periodic repost of the CSS workaround https://userstyles.org/users/727497

    (I didn't make any improvement on the CSS since last time, in particular the new emoji reactions that replace the thumb-up break some assumptions. Considering that MS didn't make any update either, I don't see why I should work more.)

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    Periodic repost of the CSS workaround https://userstyles.org/users/727497

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    The survey in the admin reply is 404, used the link provided in a comment.
    Indeed, the questions are absolutely not relevant to this topic.

    So I'll continue to periodically promote my CSS customization for Dense and Compact view of chat published here: https://userstyles.org/users/727497

    Not updated for a few months since it's working well enough for me day-to-day despite a few shortcomings, but difficult to improve with the current state of the html structure.

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    So, it looks like I will need to maintain my own custom CSS for many years to come !

    Compact and Condensed mode available through user CSS : https://userstyles.org/users/727497

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    I could not no anything yet for the emojis, because I discovered that each emoji has its own css class (like class="animated-emoticon-20-smile"), but they don't have a global common class to write an easy css rule ! I would need to add an individual rule for hundreds of different emoji classes...

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    @Mike: no problem with the attribution; good to see other people showing their own vision of a compact layout !

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    I updated my CSS customizations for compact/condensed modes with some minor corrections on https://userstyles.org/users/727497 , for people who look for a workaround.

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    @sean: a few evenings for the first drafts, then two sundays to polish everything. Basically it is doable comfortably in 2 week-ends; the largest time sink was reverse-engineering the maze of the source html and css class hierarchy.

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    This week-end I decided to create my own compact layout with CSS rules.

    Result screenshot before/after is here: https://imgur.com/a/1sFBQxx

    To test it yourself, install a browser extension for custom styles, I used Stylus: https://add0n.com/stylus.html and use the CSS that I posted here: https://pastebin.com/HhGyBpzP

    It's not perfect, it works well for group chat but not yet for team chats (a few graphical glitches), some elements had to get a color specified, and I used the one of the Dark theme. This will look ugly on the default theme. But if I continue working on it I'll probably have a working compact mode before Microsoft...

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    20 years ago I used IRC clients in text-mode and they were and still are the only design guide that you need for efficient text conversation.

    2 fixed column on the left : timestamp; username; all the remaining room on the right is the text, on the same line.

    No user photo. No alternating left-side / right-side "bubbles" for my contact's and my texts, everybody is the same; no artificially narrow centered text zone (text goes from the left to the right side of my browser window)

    No "Reply" under EVERY line for group chat, just add it on the existing hover actions.

    And just add big boxes under for all which is not simple text chat (meeting invitations, files...)

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    Emmanuel Preveraud commented  · 

    Yeah, even the compact mode request to Microsoft was never accepted.

    You can try my CSS customization for a condensed view here: https://userstyles.org/users/727497

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    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    Unfortunately we hit some snags and this has moved back to “working on it”. The team is working to make some corrections and I hope to have a release date in the near future. I’ll keep you posted with what I hear.
    -Warren

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