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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.

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Prasanna Parthasarathy shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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.

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  • Louise commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Nagarjuna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

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