Control Bar in Teams blocking screen content while sharing screen
While in a meeting or sharing screen the control bar floats ontop of content. there is not one single day I have to ask the other party to move their content so I can see it.
Please make it possible to move + hide + minimize... I have audio controls on my headset ....
VX here is the link to help set up.
Kes, could you please post the link for download the fix?
This issue has been fixed in the latest update.
Joe Shedden commented
Why can you not move the controls bar so that you can see the people or content it is blocking?
It's hard to believe that MS would leave a giant task bar on the MS teams screen. Do they not do user testing? My only guess for why this hasn't been removed is that MS doesn't actually use this tool. If they did, it would be the first thing they fixeed.
Carlo Accorsi commented
Hi, Why do the controls and buttons need to be so large? In cases where a user is vision impaired or has accessibility issues, sure make it big. But under normal circumstances why does the window have a 1 inch border all the way around it taking up so much screen real estate? Especially on a laptop? Is this so everyone can't forget they're using Teams? The best software I use doesn't get in my way. I'm forced to use Teams now and I find it highly unintuitive. Please make all the controls auto hide. I don't want to see them. Also please eliminate that annoying control right in the middle of the screen. When someone is sharing and I want to take screen shots, I can't. The toolbar is right in the middle of the screen blocking my content. As a software developer, how did this pass usability testing? Maybe I'm missing the point of the UI and if so, please explain. Thank you.
Please make it possible to move, hide, or minimize the control bar.
ajay vasudev commented
definitely an issue while using a Virtual machines in remote connection for presentation in full screen as both the control bar of teams and virtual machine stays on top.
Its kinda a difficult task to switch between desktops while presenting a content
This will no longer be an issue with the new Calling Experience, the bar will be docked at the top https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-teams-to-get-new-meeting-and-calling-experience-in-june
How does hiding screen content by the control bar even pass usability testing?
Fix this, it impacts our business presentations.
Please make it possible to move + hide + minimize
Intensely irksome. This is ridiculously irritating. Speaking as a developer, I find it hard to believe that any developer or product manager who uses Teams Meetings on a regular basis would find this acceptable.
It already hides under some circumstances, so just expand those circumstances a bit. This shouldn't be rocket science.
This is so annoying. Especially when working with clients and I am not able to get a full screen capture.
This was first reported back in September 2019, 10 months ago! Is there an ETA for a solution? It is extremely frustrating and people are now talking of moving to Webex or Zoom instead.
Marcelo Morais commented
Come on microsoft!! Hear it!! A hide mode, minimize or like way to move this off on my screen sharing!! I am in cam, bar on top! I am in powerpoint, bar on top!! Come on!! I always stay click off screen to do this bar gone off... For a better experience fix this!!
Robert Holshouser commented
Yes! A hide, or at least a move, would eliminate a very frustrating dislike of the Teams experience!
Andre Klärner commented
While I like this idea, I have one wish: please make it configurable both ways.
My preferred bluetooth headset has an awkward mute button combination, which means I need both hands or fiddle around for a long time.
So I would like to see the bar always (and move it to where it doesn't obstruct anything)
Please just make it such that user can manually hide the control bar and double click to recall it. Another option could be to allow users to be able to move the control bar away from the presentation view.
Please can this be fixed?
Bill Mitchell commented
This is an annoyance and a distraction. It needs to be under user control. I believe that is spelled out in the Constitution somewhere... :)