Ubutnu 18.04.4 LTS | How to start MS Teams minimized to tray?

cement_head 31 Reputation points

Using Unity 7 with LTS; installed MS Teams, loads and works well. Wanted to know if there's a way to pass a flag to programme launcher on startup to have it start minimised to the tray.

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Skype for Business: A Microsoft communications service that provides communications capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling, and an online meeting experience that includes audio, video, and web conferencing.Linux: A family of open-source Unix-like operating systems.
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  1. Sharon Zhao-MSFT 25,066 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi cementhead,
    I’m afraid that it doesn’t support this feature on Teams for Linux client.
    In windows client, you can select the option “Open application in background” to allow Microsoft teams to launch to the system tray. However, in Linux client, it is no such option. The following picture do a comparison:
    we recommend you that please give a feedback to https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/39970093-how-to-start-ms-teams-minimized-to-tray-ubutnu-18 . Microsoft will always focus on customer’s feedback and experience. some new features would be added to the services based on customers' feedback in the future, and your good ideas will be very helpful for them to improve the service.
    Your time, understanding and cooperation will be highly appreciated.

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  1. cement_head 31 Reputation points

    Okay, bummer - this would be a great feature to have. Other than that it works really well (Xorg, not Wayland).

    I also REALLY, REALLY, REALLY appreciate the xplatform roll out. I simply can't tell you how frustrating WebEx and Adobe Connect has been on Linux.

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  2. Emiel v Berlo 6 Reputation points


    I use it on Xubuntu and debian with xfce.
    Teams works ok but I need to minimize teams every time I boot my computer.
    Start to get annoying.


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  3. Vinicius Vicentini 1 Reputation point

    try this command:

    /usr/bin/teams %U

  4. RomainLL 1 Reputation point

    @Sharon Zhao-MSFT @cement_head : Can you update your descriptions with the following links (and write it also BEFORE the screenshots for a better visibility):

    This seems to be the new platform:
    * https://feedbackportal.microsoft.com/feedback/idea/d5541e4b-024a-ed11-a81b-000d3a7e4185

    If the problem still concerns you, please vote also for the ticket.

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