Teams Room - Hide local HDMI content
We would like the ability to stop sharing HDMI content plugged into our Teams Room system without needing to disconnect the HDMI cable from the device. We're demoing both the Crestron and Logitech solutions and both have this behavior. When an HDMI device is plugged in to the system, the content shares automatically to the display. You can hit stop presenting and it will stop sharing the content, until you start a Teams meeting. Once the meeting is started, the HDMI In content shows on the in room display over all camera feeds from remote participants. You can show thumbnails of participants with the gallery view but can't make them the focus. The only way to stop showing the HDMI In content on the in-room display in a Teams Meeting is to unplug the HDMI device. That doesn't work for us because we're testing out using an AirTame for wireless content sharing as Teams doesn't have that capability unless you're in a meeting already or start a meeting.
This feature is on the backlog.
Jakob Ventzel commented
Hi @Alex, as mentioned by other commenters it would be great if you can update us on the plans regarding this.
With "Auto Share" turned off, the MTR users still need to know to click the "three dots" on the touch panel and in the pop-up menu select "Gallery", even though this appears to already be selected, as a checkmark is already shown to the left of the option as the pop-up menu opens.
That UI experience is not logical and the need for needing to do this at the start of all meetings is something we struggle a lot with getting users to remember.
Zak Gillham commented
Is this still on backlog? We could really use this functionality since Teams doesn't allow wireless presentation without a meeting.
Jeff Irvine commented
It appears this is still not fixed and badly needs to be. We are also using the Logitech Tap Teams Room system with Barco ClickShare and even after turning off "Auto-share", while that may prevent Teams from sharing that input in the Teams meeting, ClickShare still takes over the in-room display.
Bumping this thread for visibility. Definitely still looking for this feature.
We still wanted this fixed please!
Grant Sagear commented
This still is not resolved. The setting in teams admin center disallows auto content share to participants but the presenter still has no ability to hide the content unless content hdmi is unplugged.
to disable this in general isn`t a solution in my opinion
Upon further testing it looks like this issue has been resolved:
login to the Teams admin portal.
select the room device
in Actions select settings
under the tab meetings --> turn off Screen sharing
apply the settings and wait 5 - 10 minutes and the change will be applied.
We are having the same issue with new Crestron MX-50. by default teams is automatically sharing its screen when a HDMI connection is detected. which makes no senses to me. especially if you are joining a call that's already started. The Crestron unit takes over any existing screen share. its just seems to be an oversight by Microsoft.
Is there an ETA on when this will be available?
This was clearly a fundamental oversight that needs fixing. Every other VC vendor ever did this better!
Alex Mathiasen commented
We badly need this to be fixed!
Microsoft continues to drop the ball with this feature.
I see this in the July release notes and wonder if it's their "fix":
Switch to video gallery layout even when content is present
Brandon Meyers commented
This feature is ruining our content sharing in our conference room. Would like to see a fix asap.
Alan Biggs commented
I am the UX Architect in our company. With rooms having permanent in-room PCs connected via an HDMI splitter to a single dedicated display, it is nonsense for the input to switch to the in-room PC as soon as a meeting is started on the Touch Panel. The PC screen is automatically presented asking the user to log in to our network, when in the background a meeting has been started. Our users will not know that the input was changed to a separate PC and they won't know that they have to change from 'Presentation Mode' to 'Gallery Mode'. Not every organization has a fully mobile workforce and in-room PCs need to be catered for. Especially in our remote locations where site engineers do not have corporate laptops as standard issue. We have had to disconnect all our room PCs and post apology notes in all our meeting rooms for being forced to remove a meeting room feature they rely on.
UX Professionals lose sleep over scenarios like this! Please, please escalate this and fix it quickly so I can get some rest!
(On another note, for Teams Room compatibility an HDMI port on the Surface Pro would surely be a no-brainer for your product design team... but apparently not...)
Martin Burman commented
This is important for us and i can see many use cases where this is a greate feature.
We have the same problem. We are currently deploying new Teams rooms with Barco and Lenovo Hub. This bug is extremely anoying have resulted in that we have removed all Barco systems. Please fix ASAP!!!
Yes we need this too as our Wyse box is displaying by default on our Poly GC-8.
As a workaround we are looking for HDMI cable with inline on/off rather than going to the cabinet to unplug. Has anyone found such a thing?
our company are using Logitech Teams ROoms and in the Settings of the Teams Rooms app you can change the setting for HDMI Ingest from Automatic to Manual. This gives you the control of having a computer plugged in to the Screen device and not sharing the content automatically.
We found this works beautifully with our ClickShare devices which allow wireless display of content from the computer to the Teams Room device.
would love this to progress forward beyond the backlog.
Denis McAuliffe commented
Please solve this, I am having to tell board members to get under the desk to unplug the Barco Clickshare as Present is ALWAYS on when the meeting starts - What is the solution??