Congratulations! Microsoft has accidentally (?) mitigated (not solved) the problem.
Recent changes to the UI have added a help button to the lower left of the window, so that when clicking the lower left hand corner of the the application window, which one might leave exposed or sitting on the lower left of the screen so that it is easy to get to Teams without hunting, it now brings the window to the top and opens a menu instead of opening a user feedback web page that causes the focus to change to another application altogether.
So, congratulations to the MS Teams team on their accidental sort-of, kind-of, almost fix for part of this basic core UI design failure ;) Keep up the adequate work.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
There are many, many UI problems with Teams, which is why, I contributed a related suggestion to make it compatible with Fitts' Law by making the window borders safe to click on.
I have to wonder how many unintended pages loads for the feedback and store pages they get every day because they can't be bothered to deal with good standard layout considerations?
We know many of you are waiting for a Teams client for Linux, and we’re pleased to confirm we’re actively working on it. Stay tuned for more information.
ChatOps <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-RknDgd98c> is a big deal! And MS Teams is not the go-to tool for this because there's no Linux client.
Since most of our support people, the UNIX team, the Networking team, the Database Administrators, the InfoSec team... generally most of the people on the lower two floors of our building who we really want to have on our chat during an emergency, won't be using the MS Teams because they mostly use Linux. So Teams can't be our ChatOps tool until this is resolved.