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Landon Stewart
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I'm using MS Teams Version 1.0.00.25152 for macOS.  Several times an hour sometimes or not at all other times MS Teams takes focus while I'm working in an another window.  I'll be typing something in an email or have an SSH terminal open and all of a sudden the window I'm in loses focus.  I look up at the top left and it says the current application is "Micosoft Teams".  When I hit command+tab once focus goes back to the window I was in.

 

While I haven't accidentally typed something confidential into a chat it's still extremely annoying.

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hi landon,

 

that is strange behaviour i am using version  1.0.00.28451. without a problem maybe you should check for updates.

Solution

It auto pops up every time someone posts a message in any Team I'm a member of, I had to switch to the web version just to avoid this. Seriously MS, get some people with IRC experience on the dev team, no need to rediscover the wheel when it comes to high-velocity chats...

Thanks for confirming it wasn't just me.

Teams is constantly doing this to me, TWO YEARS AFTER THIS POST, and it's absolutely INFURIATING.

 

The worst is when I'm using a fullscreen application - any time I receive a chat message, Teams not only steals focus over to the Teams app, but it switches out of my fullscreen application as well, interrupting what I was doing.

Applications should **NEVER** steal focus unless the user explicitly goes and CHANGES the default behavior to intentionally choose that behavior.

Same here, and it's extremely frustrating. Why should there be any code in the application to steal focus at any time, no less randomly? It also likes to start flashing in my task bar for attention randomly, though no messages or any other kinds of updates have been received. The fact that this application that sends text takes up 600+ MB of my memory is another conversation entirely...

+1. Same issue here @Landon Stewart. Driving me insane.

 

Windows 10, 10.0.17763.379

Teams 1.4.4.0 (?)

Date: 20190605

 

Log

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06/12/2019 5:30 AM: Stolen focus so at least 5 times while I was using Outlook or Chrome.

 

 

@acschissler  Same here. Ridiculous.

This is still happening and it's infuriating! I'm on the latest version (1.2.00.17057) but the issue still persists. Not all the time, but when it starts it does it for 10 minutes or so, a few seconds after closing the window. Even now as I write this, Teams keeps popping up over the browser, I have to close or minimize it, continue typing, then a few seconds later it pops up again! Over and over. Why is a text-based chat program so complicated? AOL Instant Messenger did this better 20 years ago! Fix this focus problem Microsoft! 

And the first message for this problem, were on ‎10-20-2017. It still happens,

It is really REALLY frustration, suddenly typing in MS Teams instead of what ever program you were in. Arghh,

Looks like the problem doesn't have the biggest attention from Microsoft, although it is the first thing a user notice, when you start using Teams.

And instead of getting the problem fixing. I have now earned i point...
Sometimes it is hard to see where the focus for the application is:. Work and getting work done, or moving the Apps over to "Congratulation You earned your first badge .. smiley smiley "
My grandchildren would like it on their tablet PCs.
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