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Hey guys.  I love teams.  But I don't feel more efficient using it.  Why you ask? Because of the amount of clicks in my daily ways of working. 

 Scenario:

I'm in a teams site reviewing and editing a file and I get a chat un expectedly.  I have to then click the chat respond.  Then I have to click the back arrow to get to my file again. 

Problem:

I cannot continue to look at the file and continue to work on the document in teams while I chat. This would be beneficial especially if I'm chatting about the document.  I know I can pop it out.  To remedy the situation I usually just open all my documents in app.  But does that facilitate smooth workflow and negate the purpose of teams with an all encompassing workspace? 

The Ask: (pretty please with sprinkles?):stareyes:

I wish there was some way to do split screen in the teams window so I can flow seamlessly between tasks and chats without always having to do back and forward on inflight tasks.  That way I won't loose my "FloJo MoJo", you know? 

The Impact:

Sometimes I have something great like an idea, or a flow of thought, or I'm writing something really good and it ends up getting lost because I have to:

  1. Click chat
  2. Click back to document
  3. Click chat
  4. Click pop out
  5. Click back to document
  6. Arrange pop out chat and document
  7. Oh wait, what was I doing?   

It almost hurts my soul sometime when I have something good and I need to think about my Teams workspace and rearrange so I can to try and re-find my flow. I spend quite a bit of time thinking about my workspace that I could use to think about what I'm doing. Cuz man, sometimes flow is so hard to maintain now a days and any thing to help put that back into my work would be great. 

The End:

Anyway, thanks for allowing me this space to get this off my mind. It's been very therapeutic!

Live long and prosper,

Lt. Uhura 

3 Replies
Thanks for your feedback.- there are many requests for split screen in Uservoice but most for presentations. As a workaround, many users will keep Teams open in a web browser and when they see something they want to read or respond to, they'll keep the desktop app where it was and use the web browser to look at other things.

@ThereseSolimeno I do that some times but it just seems to be such a waste of a great of UI opportunity.   :cry:

Thanks though...

LLAP

Uhura

 

@UhuraLLP   You certainly can open your own Uservoice ticket and others can vote on the feature suggestion as well.

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