Screen Sharing - add an "actual size" button to show the presenter's desktop resolution
It is difficult for viewers with poor vision to see desktops that are shared. HDMeeting and other videoconferencing apps have a UI element to show the 'actual size' of the display resolution.
Users can use the zoom button to enhance the Teams call controls, but not the shared screen.
Can't believe there is still no "actual size" option like on Skype for Business. The blurry text is bothersome.
Timothy Tucker commented
This is particularly bad on mobile devices.
Trying to read what's on screen in the app is next to impossible.
Mike Harvey commented
The scaling makes text fuzzy, and it's headache-inducing to stare at fuzzy text for 4-6 hours each day.
Bjørn Solberg commented
Fred Larsen commented
It is INCREDIBLE that this extremely important missing functionality has been ignored for years, while new nice but unimportant functionality is added continuously.
Please reprioritize this feature. This is a showstopper for many use cases.
Even shared Full HD content on my 4K screen looks blurry. Only try and error with window sizing allows me to make it sharp as it should be, but it is a real hassle.
So Microsoft, if you have any sense for professionalism, let users caring for quality enable this option! I am disappointed...
Please add this feature. I do need this. I need to be able to clearly see what is shown.
This feature is a must. Being forced to read blurry text is hurting my eyes.
Yes this is very much needed!
Most every other video conference service has this function. Microsoft is behind - by decades. Global Crossing (Level 3) has had this forever.
Roland Weigelt commented
I have to use Skype for Business instead of Teams for discussing user interfaces where being able to see pixel differences is important.
Jean-François Larvoire commented
+1 This would really be useful. I have a 40" 4K display, and shared displays are always a bit blurry. Displaying the actual original resolution would ensure optimal sharpness.
Conversely, I wish I had the ability to share an arbitrary rectangle drawn on my screen: Since other people rarely have such a large display, I can't share my full screen. Else it's unreadable on the other people screens, with too tiny fonts. The only choice left to me now is to share a single application, which is very limiting.
Bringing this feature forward would be valuable feature-add for me. It would be extremely useful especially when reviewing code or line drawings/AutoCAD files.
Seriously though, how can this feature not be implemented yet? It is killing my eyes as others have mentioned.
just use zoom... it works well with good resolution right now... years and this is still not fixed???... obviously Microsoft does not care..
Agreed, this should be a default screen size.
Hard to believe that in this day and age as basic a feature as showing a shared screen in actual size is not available in MS Teams and a request for it has been hanging here for over a year
What's worse, even when people share the same screen resolution as mine, MS Teams scales it down because the display area of the conference window is smaller than the screen due to the title and icon bars.
Skype allows this. So should Teams. This is a basic feature, it is not possible to work on remote code without it.
The lack of this feature makes me avoid Teams for meetings whenever I can. My eyes get destroyed by the unreadable content of shared screens.
See the screenshot where the sharp text is my local menu and the blurry content is the shared content. The shared monitor has the same resolution as my monitor, and I use full screen for a 1:1 mapping.
With Skype (Actual Size button) this was pixel perfect and a joy to use. The transition from Skype to Teams was like going from heaven to **** for my eyes.
Please fix this, it is really unprofessional to lose such a critical feature on a forced transiton from one solution to another.
Wayne Peinke commented
Try this out... helps but still not ideal. Still need a full screen option.