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    John Baldwin commented  · 

    Don't drop the wiki... BUT...

    1. Rename it to "Pages." It's just a set of editable pages with a few minor formatting options thrown in. (We happen to use this heavily but it is NOT a wiki.)

    2. Give the owners of each Team or Channel the option of easily removing this tab. As seen below, there are organizations that already have real wikis (or at least are using SharePoint... also NOT a wiki !!) and they don't want colleagues putting stuff here instead.

    3. How about giving us easy integration with a REAL WIKI? One that is searchable, easily editable, supports full markup, and MOST IMPORTANTLY.... the ability to write dangling links!

    REAL Wikis are super easy to edit and super easy to move content around. And most importantly you can write a dangling link in the page you're editing, then you can go back later, click on that link, and create the page it points to.

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    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This request is still queued up in the backlog. No new details are available at this time.
    -Warren

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    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still on the backlog. No new information to share at this time.

    -Warren

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    10 comments  ·  Public » Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    John Baldwin commented  · 

    This is really a NECESSARY addition.

    Generally, when you are looking for information, the answers are not within a single chat: they're distributed across several replies in the chat stream.

    The way it is done now (showing ONLY the message found and NO context) is WORSE than a missing feature... it is the equivalent of taunting the user! You don't want to do that!

    "Ha ha, I found a specific message that contains what you're searching for, but it's several months old and you'll just have to try to scroll through hundreds of messages and try to find the place in the message stream where I'm pointing to!"

    I know this isn't Microsoft's intent.

    But it sure FEELS that way every time I forget and try to search for something, only to have the software taunt me that IT "knows" where my information is but that I don't.

    Feature originally shared August 2017. It is October 2020. Microsoft: perhaps I was wrong?
    Maybe you DO intend to taunt us, your users? There's not even an "under consideration" tag on this!

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    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still on the backlog. I will continue to track this item and provide updates as soon as I get new updates.

    -Warren

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    John Baldwin commented  · 

    There are over 200 different user ideas for search... maybe more than 300 (I'm just estimating on the basis of the number of pages available via this web interface, plus a rough calculation of the number of duplicate requests).

    About 2/3 of these stories can be addressed all at the same time with an Advanced Search facility.

    * One person wants searches across ALL content (files, wiki, posts, etc) but only in a single Channel.

    * One person wants searches ONLY in the code snippets of posts, but across all channels in a single Team.

    * Another person wants the same thing but across all teams, but not other chats.

    * Yet another wants the same thing but only in a single chat with a single person.

    Microsoft is going to run out of key combinations or places to put screen controls if they try to do all of these everywhere for everybody.

    Whereas they can put the most popular items quickly accessible, and for everything else, an "Advanced Search" button... which takes the user to a web dialog (or popup) with all sorts of filters and search options. Microsoft can't hope to provide every combination of search criteria with a direct "one off" item, but they CAN provide MILLIONS of combinations with a set of advanced search controls.

    I believe the reason why my idea has so few votes is that the typical user wants "just the one or two things they need." They're asking very specifically and very concretely. They don't care what other users may want or need, they want THEIR feature and they want it NOW.

    On the other hand, even if Microsoft had the power to give everyone their individual features, they'd start getting complaints that the UI is "too cluttered." Users not only want THEIR feature(s), but they also DO NOT want to see everyone else's feature that they aren't using.

    I think what many of these users want is ACTUALLY an advanced search feature, with either "sticky" settings, or else a way they can SAVE *groups* of settings.

    Please strongly consider this as a good way of solving the problem of 200-300 feature requests.

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    John Baldwin commented  · 

    I believe what the O.P. is asking for are "sticky" settings for chat messages.
    Those would be awfully nice to have, especially if more sizing and formatting choices were available.

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    John Baldwin commented  · 

    This could really use point sizes. Or even just a few more abstract size choices in between the ones we already have, such as "medium-large" or "medium-small."

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    John Baldwin commented  · 

    Even if you have to hide this in an "Advanced Configuration" panel (or even as as text setting in an .INI file!!) it would be a REAL HELP to have this feature.

    I don't have a choice. My entire organization uses Teams, so I must as well. If a colleague at another company asked me if they should use this, I would say DEFINITELY NOT... and it's because of so many usability issues like THIS one!

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    partially done  ·  Warren responded

    The zoom feature has released to the public ring. Using CRTL + or CTRL – zoom in and out on a Windows PC.

    I need to correct the information I provided last month about MAC. It appears the MAC version is still in testing and hasn’t yet gone out to the public. It is “In Testing” but will be coming to the public soon!

    The item tracking this specific update can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/admin/v3/suggestions/16933183/activity

    There now is a UI element that tells you your current zoom level and a Setting within the UI to preset your zoom preference.

    Since the zoom feature could very well cover the vast majority of user needs, based on the majority of comments and feedback, I will flag this item as Partially Done.

    Thank you for all the feedback and support!
    -Warren

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    John Baldwin commented  · 

    This helps... but there are TWO problems:

    1) Increasing the GUI size means it now steals even more screen real-estate. Why can't I tell the app I want the fonts sized up 140% without sizing up the GUI?

    2) You forgot the pop-out chat window. I can at least read the contents of the main window. The pop out is useless to me because it's so tiny I cannot read it.

    By the way, please don't reply with "oh, well, just adjust your font scaling in Windows." I'm a software developer, so I know that is sometimes an option. Unless you are forced to use some legacy applications that don't handle Windows font scaling correctly.... and I am.

    So, PLEASE, just make the fonts more configurable in the Teams application!

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    John Baldwin commented  · 

    My eyesight is failing. Not so much that I need to make the icons and banner in the application bigger, but I do need the fonts to be a bit bigger.

    It would be nice to be able to increase the font sizes by a certain factor, without increasing the size of everything else in the UI.

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    John Baldwin commented  · 

    PLEASE add this!

    1) I don't want to adjust the font scaling in Windows itself; none of my other apps are hard to see and some apps don't handle non-100% font scaling too well.

    2) The *main* Teams window has "zoom" where Ctrl+mousewheel lets you change the app size. (It scales the ENTIRE app including the banner and other items --- not great, wish I could just scale the font --- but that's a different issue, and it's "good enough")

    3) The pop out chat window *** WHICH I'VE LONG AWAITED *** is not usable to me.... because the font is tiny and I cannot read it!

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