share a specific application/window in screen sharing
When sharing "screen", add an option to share specific application rather than share the whole screen. I've got a 34" ultrawide and sharing the whole screen with someone using a small 13" laptop screen is untenable.
When you start a meeting and click the share button you are presented the option to share your whole desktop or choose a specific application to share.
Vote for this (share custom area of screen):
De'Nyiah Jones commented
my screen is to small on teams and i dont know how to fix it
Guys, looks like we might have something that you are asking for and need Beta testers: https://www.ishadow.com/beta-teams/
In short, our application Virtual Display Manager (designed by 2 Microsoft MVPs, Windows only -- https://www.ishadow.com/vdm) partitions physical monitors into virtual displays.
With Microsoft Teams you should be able to share individual virtual displays in addition to current screen and application sharing. Any combination of application windows within the virtual display can be shared, allowing switching between shared virtual displays without dropping Teams session. Virtual Display configuration can be switched on the fly as well. "Full screen" video playback within Virtual Display is supported.
If interested, use the link at the top to enroll.
PS. No Mac version at the moment.
Amsal Sihombing commented
@Anonymous agree. This is crucial for me i think. The current share set up either you share everything or you have to juggle if you want to share separate files individually.
I would love to see like a "bracket window". Just drop and drag to that bracket whatever you want to share.
Matt Clarke commented
The problem with this is you to have the application or window you want to share open prior to joining the meeting. We have noticed if your have already started a meeting and want to share a Word doc for example you can't just open the word doc and then choose to share the window. It does show up unless we exit and rejoin the meeting or again have it open prior to joining the meeting.
@warren you don't have this. you have the option to share one active window or the full desktop.
what is being requested is the ability to share an entire APPLICATION
for example: we need to be able to share "excel" so when we have multiple excel workbooks open we can switch between workbooks and seamlessly continue sharing.
the current screen share options are insufficient and well below capabilities of other screen sharing and collaboration platforms.
The option to share an application is not clear. It seems it only refers to a specific document, not the app. Also, when sharing an application (which I believe I have selected several times), the sharing freezes. I can resolve the issue by stopping the share and re-sharing. This can be disrupting during critical calls.
I have a new IMac and am using Skype for Business version 16.26.19. I don't get an options when I click on the screen share icon, it just gives me a blue rectangle box called 'Share Screen'. I'd like to share an application only. I work from home and when in meetings with clients and sharing my screen, I can't go into my mail or check my calendar as it doesn't look very professional to show them my other client names and their details etc. Please can you advise if I need to download another version of Skype for Business. My colleague has lots of options available, but they are using Office 365 MSO 32 bit and version 16.0.11601 MSO on a windows laptop.
The problem is that it is not that clear. After using webex for 15+ years I struggle with Teams how I can quickly share an application. In webex you see an icon at each right top corner of a window that you can click to quickly share another app. In Teams I now have to stop sharing, than click share again, followed by clicking another window.
This must be easier.
David Lowry commented
This one is a blocker for completely replacing other products like WebEx or Chime. When I'm sharing, sometimes things come across the screen I don't want to be presenting. For example, sometimes someone will say something that pops up in a notification that should not be seen by the people I'm presenting to. Another example is when I need to bring up an Excel sheet with sensitive information on it.
Teams is another good product from MS, But in collaboration sharing screen shot must be there, please bring it asap if not exists already
Nicolas Martinez commented
Same here, I have a 40" 4k screen with 4 full 1080p quadrants, the lack of this option that is on Skype for business makes Teams unusable for me as a audio call tool.