Within meetings, allowing pinning (remain visible) and moving of mute/share/hang-up toolbar
Within a meeting, having the ability to make the options toolbar (where mute/share/hang-up buttons exist) always visible is useful to quickly see if you're currently muted without needing to move the mouse - or have the People pane open.
As an extension, being able to move the options toolbar anywhere on the Meetings pane would help when the options toolbar is always visible and is obscuring information underneat it.
Radu Dumitru commented
Dock or pin meeting control / toolbar so camera on/off or mute / un-mute etc. are instantly available at all times and/or are consistently "out of the way" not hiding content on shared screens (e.g. in full screen mode can dock at the bottom in the participant thumbnail bar otherwise can dock on top near "Search or type command")
I really like Paul's idea of changing the color as a potential interim fix until we can move/hide the bar.
I've attended many Teams meetings where attendees start to tell the someone they don't see the screen share, because the "sharer" is trying to share how to do something in the Teams client and the attendees don't realize they are seeing their Teams showing the share, which in turn shows the Teams...they think it's a weird error making an "infinity mirror".
please keep the buttons on it static - sometimes people do things (start stop screensharing etc) in the meetings that means the buttons change position. if your just about to click a button and it moves you end up clicking the wrong button or nothing at all. It would also be nice if you could colour it or make it different from other peoples - again when sharing your screen you get your bar and their bar showing in similar positions and it can be hard to know which are your buttons and which are in the screenshare
We need the ability to move the options toolbar to a different place on the screen. There are many meetings I'm in where the toolbar covers up content on a slide that's being shared.
It would be useful to be able to move the bar.
John KUHN commented
The in-call/in-meeting toolbar automatically appears whenever one moves the mouse and the location cannot be altered; allow moving and hiding the toolbar. Most other meeting software allows the toolbar to recede as a 'drawer' and return on mouseover or click.
That options toolbar often obscures information that is being shared. It would be VERY helpful if we could move it to somewhere else on our screens.
john jaikovski commented
def helpful so you can talk and have convo in background knowing you are nuted ahead of time is helpful. also being able to move the bar is very useful as i like to keep the bar in part of screen real estate i used the most on a quick glance
I agree. Give us the ability to move or hide that bar.
I agree., If we could move that options toolbar, it would really help. It often covers info. someone is sharing.
I would like to see this as a feature that stays enabled between app launches, etc, as well.
I did find that you can do this per call by clicking hitting the Alt key once during the call while focus is on the call. If you don't change which view you are in, it will even work across multiple calls. I tested this using the /testcall command in the command bar.