How do I get single window mode back?

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Teams seems to have auto updated and now meetings are in separate pop out windows. I don't like this. I want everything in one window again.

This kind of behavior should only ever be optional and not forced on the user. I don't care which is the default but it should be an option.

How do I get single window mode back?
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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)

@merlinpatt Hi there, you need to enter the settings in Teams and leave this unchecked.




As for being default this is the latest info.


  • New experiences are available and users can enable through settings. - Complete
  • Experiences are enabled by default and users can disable through settings. - Late September (previously August)
  • Experiences are enabled by default and user controls are no longer available. - October (previously September)

So going forward this will be the new default if they don't decide to keep it as an option.

Where in settings is this? I don't see this as an option anywhere.

@merlinpatt Hi, should be right here: Settings - General - Application (Teams desktop).




Thanks! Although from what you said earlier (Experiences are enabled by default and user controls are no longer available), it sounds like this will not be optional, which is a terrible design decision.

The code is already in the platform to make it optional as evidenced by this discussion. So there is no good reason to get rid of it. There must be other people who want single window Teams.

Removing the option to allow us the single window mode is an extremely poor design decision. Forcing the user into unfriendly UX is something microsoft should stop doing. this is what "Options" are for. This is similar to forcing the theme change, with a light grey background makes it hard to see and read. Give us back the themes and features we like, dont force us into changing apps.