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Microsoft Teams Windows Relocation Woes

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Parallax Abstraction
28 discussion posts
Hey folks.

I looked for other threads related to Teams, but couldn't find a solution for this particular issue.

Short version: I have 3 monitors. One of them (the one I run Teams on for work) insists on going to deep sleep mode when it sleeps and shunts all the windows on it to another display. I want to use DisplayFusion triggers to automatically relocate the Teams window back onto the proper monitor and preferably, to a set size and position.

Here's my problem: Because Teams is a damn Proton app, any rule I apply to it applies to all Teams windows. If I set it to relocate and resize, it'll do that not only with the main window, but call windows as well. I've tried hooking the trigger to the application EXE as well as window text and nothing seems to help. I now set the trigger to Window Focused, Once-per-window, but this doesn't always trigger it.

All I want it to do it move the main Teams window to the monitor, size and position when I wake my displays. Teams is smart enough to know to spawn other windows on the same display as the main one.

Attached is the trigger as I have it configured now. I'm sure there's a solution to this I just am not getting. Any way to accomplish what I'm looking for here?

Thanks. :)
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Jun 2, 2022  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Teams is so difficult to work with for Trigger rules, half the time when it creates a new window it doesn't even fire a window created event at all :(

If you check the Window Text for the call window, does it have anything different than the main window? I'm wondering if excluding part of the call window text using
-"Whatever Text"
would be enough to ignore it.
Jun 2, 2022  • #2
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Boy isn't it. I really don't like this trend of applications that are really just a wrapper for a web browser. Causes more problems than it solves in my opinion.

So, if I try to pull the window text for a call window, it just captures as "Microsoft Teams". So yeah, it's not being very helpful. :( And you're right, the rules don't always fire universally. I'm guessing this might just be something I have to live with? If so, ce lavie.

Thanks!
Jun 7, 2022  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Yeah, not much we can do there unfortunately. I spent a lot of time a while back trying to find reliable ways to move the Teams windows without any luck :(
Jun 8, 2022  • #4
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mostlychris
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I am also having an issue with teams. It doesn't respond when in my window position profiles. I think it has something to do with teams being a chrome app. I've tried a number of different optoins including unchecking window class and window text and using just the process filename. Because many apps are now just browser based, does this prevent Display Fusion from recognizing and moving them properly?
5 days ago  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Could you attach a screenshot of the Window Position Profile entry for Teams?
4 days ago  • #6
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mostlychris
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Here is the config screen. I've tried different combinations of the process filename, window class, and window text. It shows process filename unchecked here, but I've tried it with it checked as well.
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4 days ago  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I'm wondering if the "Chat" part of the Window Text changes depending on where you are in the app. If you change the Window Text to just "Microsoft Teams" does that make any difference?
3 days ago  • #8
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mostlychris
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That didn't make any difference. I even moved to the calendar page in the page and tried that as window title.
2 days ago  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Are you using the personal Microsoft Teams, or "Microsoft Teams (work or school)"?
2 days ago  • #10
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mostlychris
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Work/School
2 days ago  • #11
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