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On Teams Linux how to set Teams to shutdown when pressing X as guest user

I'm in project where our customer uses Microsoft Teams for video calls. They give us a link to join as a guest to the meetings but we don't have an account in their organization. This leads to a problem for me that I cannot access Teams settings menu, since it is not available in joining screen to the meeting nor it is available during the video call. All I can do is edit my audio settings.

I'd like that Teams would close completely when I click "X" button in the window after I exit the video call. For now it does not do anything with my tiling wm desktop environment and only way for me to shutdown teams is by command "killall teams". I heard that there is an option to edit the closing behavior of Teams in the settings. Is it anyway possible to edit this setting as a guest? Is there somewhere config file where this setting is stored? I checked obvious place .config/teams but couldn't find anything about it.

I'd suggest that settings would be available for guests too, and/or a clear settings file would be available in .config/teams directory. This way I could sync my Teams settings between different machines like I do with all my other dotfiles for my other apps.

Edit: specifically I'd like to disable settings:

  • Auto-start application

  • On close keep application running

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MarianJavorkaMSFT answered TuomasSalmi-7587 commented

@TuomasSalmi-7587 thank you for your feedback. I noted this feedback in our tracking system. In the mean time, you can kill the Teams application, open ~/.config/Microsoft/Microsoft Teams/desktop-config.json and you should see there this config

 {
   .....
   "appPreferenceSettings": {
     "disableGpu": false,
     "openAtLogin": true,               <- change this to false to disable "Auto-start application"
     "openAsHidden": false,
     "runningOnClose": true,            <- change this to false to disable "On close keep application running"
     "registerAsIMProvider": false
   },
   ....
 }

after starting teams, again, this config should get applied

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Thanks, looks like I looked into wrong place then for this config!

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@TuomasSalmi-7587 I just realized, do you have tray icon on your system?

We also have tray menu and you should be able to get to Settings through there

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Can you please confirm if you have it or not, and if it works?
thank you


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Ah, good catch! Yes, it works, the menu opens up. Didn't notice that the menu would be accessible from there.

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SharonZhao-MSFT answered

Hi TuomasSalmi-7587,

Anyone with a business or consumer email account, such as Outlook, Gmail, or others, can participate as a guest in Teams.

You can add a new guest user to your organization in the following ways.

• Global admins or Teams admins and team owners add a guest to a team in the Teams clients or in the Teams admin center. To learn more, read Add guests to a team. If you haven't set up guest access yet, go through the steps in the Guest access checklist.

• Add guests to your organization through Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2B collaboration. For more details, check out Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration.

By this way, you can log in as a guest in Microsoft Teams client. You also have access to settings in client.
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Unselect the option “On close, keep the application running”. Then, you can kill the application when click the close button.
Also, you can unselect "Auto-start application".
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