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Missing Full Screen from Microsoft Teams

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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

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I just realized that @microsft is not MICROSOFT. Why would you allow someone to choose "microsoft" as a user name, MICROSOFT?

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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
Solution

@harsh9 

 

Try unchecking the option to "Turn on new meeting experience" in Settings->General->Application

 

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@lowbar great answer but I wish Microsoft didn't make these two features mutually exclusive.  IE having separate meeting windows from the main Teams system should not preclude you from having said meetings full screen...

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@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.  

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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. 

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Right!  Please make the full-screen back. 

The picture is toooooo small. I have to put my face on the screen to see what are they sharing.   @harsh9 

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@tuding3721 

I agree with you. 

Full screen is the correct solution.

 

tks