share custom area of screen
Teams full desktop screen sharing is not usable when one person has a wide or high resolution screen. Others who do not have a similar monitor have no way to see or zoom adequately. It would be ideal to have the ability to share a custom area of the screen similar to what Zoom meetings currently allow. As wide screen and curved monitors become more popular, this will become more important to address.
Users who have ultra wide monitors like 3440x1440 or 3840x1600 resolution want to share a part of the screen, not a single program. For trainings for example I need to show a lot of different applications and need to switch between them and show it to the users while beeing in the webconference so I need a solution in Microsoft Teams to share only a part of the monitor. LG for example provides monitor tools like "LG Onscreen" to divide a monitor virtually in many virtual monitors and Microsoft Teams should be able to share a virtual monitor inside my physical monitor.
Nizar Fanany commented
Looking forward to this, please
Stuart Buchan commented
I have to use my laptop screen at the side for sharing a screen - but the downside being I can barely see any detail ! I'm going to try a 2nd normal size monitor - which kind of defeats the ultra wide.
The most frustrating thing being some of the dumb tech responses Ive read from Microsoft staff who just really dont get the question/issue !
Steve B commented
This thread goes back to 2019 - TWO years ago. Come on Microsoft!
This is one reason why Zoom is eating your lunch...
walraevens kris commented
My workaround is switching from extend to duplicate so that my widescreen takes the laptop screen size over. But that isn't handy at all. Fancyzones installed but not selectable, because teams sees still a widescreen. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40498960-integrate-with-ms-powertoys-fancyzones-to-share-a
Please implement asap this feature (If zoom can do it, why not ms teams ???)
Lukas F. commented
I would love this feature. There has been said enough about the why. Looking forward to this.
Yesterday I bought an ultrawide monitor. Can't believe MS Teams does not support this. It's totally nonsense.
people, it's not about the size of the screen, you can have a 50 inch screen with 1080p. would be horrendous, but possible.
It's about the resolution.
If you have a wide or ultra wide screen, per example 3840 x 1600, then it will be scaled down so much for 1080p that it will be unreadable.
We need this asap.
Definitely needed. This should have been available a long time ago. Working from home on a large screen makes it a chore to have to switch programs every time you need to share a different application.
mohsen ahmadian commented
I have 49" Ultra wide monitor and share full screen is doesn't have any meaning, this is very need
Definitely needed! I use a nice 34" monitor, but the people I share my screen to are on 23" screens. It's such a pain to start and stop sharing each individual app when working across multiple apps in the screen sharing meeting.
Hitting this problem with the new 34" Teams certified Dell monitor c3422we. Sharing an app or the full desktop options are not usable. The show custom area is a fundamental requirement and is preventing the wider adoption of Teams certified monitors
Felix Penrose commented
Very much needed!
Absolutely essential feature when the presenter has a UHD screen !
Definitely needed, especially since people have many different monitor sizes and aspect ratios.
I just recently upgraded the other day to a 49in ultra wide screen since working remote might be the norm now in our company. I need to do a screen share and my colleagues were having a hard time reading what I'm sharing. I hope the team that manages Microsoft Teams takes into consideration that this is now a must have feature.
Simon Rolfe commented
Lacking this ability makes it impossible to effectively present more than one application without constantly un- and re-sharing. As a fully remote team with members on a variety of screen sizes, it is extremely inconvenient.
Haydn Milton commented
This is a must very much needed!
Jason J commented
Yes, absolutely needed as more people switch to larger screens and need to share only a portion of the screen yet want flexibility to bring in multiple programs onto that portion (Excel, Powerpoint, etc)