Linux version of teams no longer takes a URL on the command line, which breaks xdg-open from Chrome/Firefox

Mike Berkley 51 Reputation points

The version of teams on Linux no longer takes a URL on the command line.
This means that xdg-open is no longer able to open a teams meeting, so you cannot open meeting links from Chrome or Firefox

Downgrading to allows /usr/bin/teams to take a URL on the command line and xdg-open works as expected.

I can think of no other workaround to get meeting links to work than reverting to

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  1. Benny 1,816 Reputation points

    Here you can find the solution. You need to adjust /usr/bin/teams

    @JimmyYang-MSFT you should share this code with the devolopment team so that they know how to fix it.

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  2. Paul M Mauriks (DJCS) 21 Reputation points

    As suggested by Benny-9516 this approach definitely worked for me.

    nohup "$TEAMS_PATH" --disable-namespace-sandbox --disable-setuid-sandbox "$@" > "$TEAMS_LOGS/teams-startup.log" 2>&1 &
    nohup "$TEAMS_PATH" "$@" --disable-namespace-sandbox --disable-setuid-sandbox > "$TEAMS_LOGS/teams-startup.log" 2>&1 &
    in /usr/bin/teams

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  3. JimmyYang-MSFT 36,381 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Mike Berkley ,

    Thanks for your feedback!

    What is your Linux OS version in your environment?

    I did a test in Unbuntu 20.04 and found we cannot join Teams meeting on web client. The following steps are for your reference:

    1.Run the command “xdg-open <teams meeting URL>”in the Terminal

    2.It will pop out a browser but there is no option to join Teams meeting in web client. If you quit the Teams client, it will start Team client again automatically.

    3.Using Teams-insider client and Teams-preview client(Version is and have the same result.

    We still need to investigate more about this issue, if there is any news, we will inform you in time!

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