Jul 30 2020 06:09 AM
Jul 30 2020 06:09 AM
After a recent update, the "full-screen" option is missing from "Teams". Microsoft has included a "Focus" option which is not same as "full-screen".
@microsoft - "Focus" is not same as "full-screen". Why would you remove it? Software updates are supposed to make the experience better, not worse, no? Please bring the option for full-screen back. I am being forced to use ZOOM or Skype
Jul 30 2020 06:12 AM
I just realized that @microsft is not MICROSOFT. Why would you allow someone to choose "microsoft" as a user name, MICROSOFT?
Sep 21 2020 06:41 AM
@Seab375 Fully agree.
While I know MS couldn't wait forever to roll out Teams as the Skype for Business replacement, it was definitely MVP (minimum-viable... i.e. half baked) when it rolled out. I have been impressed with the pace of updates, but some updates (like this one) are taking a frustratingly long time. You can enter "focus mode" and "zoom out" the UI to get a full-screen-like experience, but it's a poor substitute.
Pop-out chat (imo) should have been part of the initial release, but it wasn't... and the currently handling of pop-out chat is extremely poor compared to Skype. I miss dozens of chats every day because I'm still in the mindset of looking for the flashing taskbar icon with a person's name on it. Instead, I get one Teams window with a person's name on it that isn't even the person who has pinged me. So instead I have to "pull" notifications (by going to my feed and checking every 15 minutes) instead of getting "push" notifications (flashing icons on the taskbar). HUGE step backwards.
They have a long way to go, and hopefully the updates will keep coming at a quick pace.
Oct 05 2020 05:07 AM
This is clearly resultant from MS developers never actually having used this in their real job.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a massive monitor to benefit from Focused mode alone, some of us are forced into the 12 inch laptop world, especially when considering current global working environments.
This is a complete oversight by then Microsoft Teams development team.
Mar 16 2021 01:49 AM
Mar 23 2021 12:34 PM
@SoftPer I just started using MS Teams at my new work place and this mode of full screen is agonizing! Why do we have to lose screen resolution? Don't the developers who develop this product use it to share and review each other's work? I really hope Microsoft can bring back the **REAL** full screen mode.
Does anyone know if something like this is in backlog and we can upvote?
Mar 23 2021 12:52 PM
Apr 26 2021 11:15 AM
@lowbar This no longer works. Microsoft made sure to remove this essential, critical, game-defining feature completely now. (Interestingly, there's a new insultingly-misnamed option "Full Screen" in another update that simply lies about its functionality. It does not indeed make the content full-screen, and the content is not pixel-to-pixel, resulting in substantial wasted space, blur, etc). Zooming in is also not an option; content cannot be shared on a projector or unattended. It also requires frantically moving the mouse all over to get all parts of the screen, see the scroll bars and full charts, etc.