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MS Teams Notifications

BlarghyBlarghy Registered User regular
I've searched around and haven't found anything, but maybe someone here knows: I'm doing the work from home thing but I keep missing incoming teams calls because I use my laptop for teams and a dedicated secure workstation for work. The audio on the laptop is shit, so I use a headset so that I can hear and be heard. The issue is that when the headset is plugged in, the call notification comes through the headphones (which aren't on my head unless I'm already in a call) so I usually miss them unless I happen to be looking directly at the laptop to see the visual notification. The workstation can't have any internet connections, but is there any way to configure teams to send the incoming call notifications through the laptop speaker instead of the headphones? I'm currently just trying to remember to unplug the headphones to force teams to use the speakers when I'm not in a call, but I almost never remember. Any thoughts on how I can make this work better?


  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited January 13
    You can download the teams app on your phone. My phone always rings, like, 15 second before my work laptop.

    The lag on the pc version of teams vs the android app is intense

    But then you might also get shit during non-working hours which is pretty terrible

    Burtletoy on
  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Desktop client: Click the 3 dots near your name/avatar and choose "settings"


    Goto "Devices," and choose "Secondary Ringer" to the appropriate output device.


    Checking Edge (assuming it has the best compatibility), I don't see this option. I suspect it is using the browser's notifications setting when it is enabled, so it can't split like that. However, you could theoretically set your default audio or your specific app to output to a specific device, under Settings -> Sound -> Advanced Sound Options.

    I also wouldn't be surprised if there was a plugin for the various browsers that would split audio to multiple output devices.

  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    There are also apps that you can use to change your default audio with the press of a button.

  • BlindZenDriverBlindZenDriver Registered User regular
    Also doing the Teams thing for work here.

    I highly suggest combining the suggestions above ie. configure the Teams app on the PC to ring through the speaker rather than the headset, but also install the app on your work phone - the later also has the benefit that if you say step outside for a moments of fresh air you'll know if someone calls you on Teams. You can even do meetings starting on the PC and then swap to the phone or vice versa.

    Bones heal, glory is forever.
  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    Use the secondary ringer option in teams to send it to the speakers.

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