Add the full screen option during Screen Sharing and Meetings
Why did Teams remove the full screen Option during Screen Sharing and Meetings? This was an option before and now it's been replaced by "Focus" which DOES NOT do the same thing. Now ever time someone share their screen with me, I have to squint at what they're showing. The Focus option does nothing. We used to be able to full screen shared screens and see everything at the proper size. It is unprofessional of Microsoft to keep removing and changing useful features without any notice.
Thank you for your continued feedback. We have not forgotten about this ask, this feature request remains on our backlog. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Richard Morris commented
Can we please have an update when this BUG will be fixed? Or could you at least perhaps allow users to roll-back Teams to before you removed the option to not use the new (💩) experience?
Is there a timetable at what time Real fullscreen will be available?
no full-screen on a video stream viewing app... what is this, 1995?
I had had this issue dealt with by turning off the "new meeting experience" or whatever. Well, it seems Microsoft has something against us actually seeing anything that a person is presenting, because that option is no longer available. Now, we are forced to have the other person's screen confined to 62.2% of the screen at max. I measured and did the math. Have a look at the attached example. It's at least 30% blank space with nothing in it; no text, no faces, nothing. Funny thing is, I had this thing beat. I had resumed the full-screen experience with a setting. Now that has been taken away, and the presenter's screen seems to be getting smaller and smaller, with more and more blank space taking over, because of course we want to prioritize looking at nothing.
Why remove something that was working just fine we use full screen for so many different purposes and now this just made our remote work so much harder! Please bring it back or at least give the new experience checkbox back so we can choose to have it or not. Why remove it outright in the first place?
It is ridiculous to put the control bar on top of the screen - the effective screen becomes smaller!
This is ridiculous and embarrassing for MS!
Now even the "new experience"-checkbox has been removed, which brought back the fullscreen,
Why are you killing your application?
Teams is currently UNUSABLE for technical/CAD/CAM screensharing!!!
My company relies on it for product presentation, esp. in Corona times...
We are switching to WebEx until MS wakes up.
FULL SCREEN & TOGGLE FULL SCREEN WOULD BE WONDERFUL
Mike Harvey commented
For scaling, it is better to put the buttons on the side than on the top and bottom. Very small changes at top and bottom cause large side margins due to letterboxing, resulting in a lot of wasted space. The same sized sidebars would allow a larger letterbox and less wasted space.
A single floating control button (like a hamburger menu) to popup a tool bar could be located in the upper right corner while in full screen. There is rarely important content there.
An option to use smaller icons in the toolbars would be nice.
Mike Harvey commented
When someone is sharing a FHD screen (1080p), and I am also on a FHD display, I should be able to see their screen at 1:1. Downscaling makes smaller fonts hard to read, and we use Teams to share IDEs while coding. We really need to see as large as possible.
Make the controls a small floating bar, or even an auto-hide pop-up panel, so they aren't using valuable real estate.
Currently I can get the "most" real estate by enabling *both* full screen and focus, but I have to navigate the menu twice to do this. It should be a single operation and it should be a keyboard shortcut (like Alt-F11 or something).
I computed about 30-40% in screen area lost to accommodate the call controls.
There is no REAL full screen option anymore? I cannot understand the MS teams development!! What we have now (since last update) is just ALMOST-FULL screen. Teams is the only videoconferencing software that lacks TRUE FULLSCREEN.
It seems to be trend in MS to remove useful features and replace them by all kind of useless stuff. Also making GUIs less efficient seems to be a target by MS, not sure why. Doesn't MS use their own tools and programs ...? If they would, they probably wouldn't come up with such a mess.
I am really p.....!!! :-(
So i opened a microsoft ticket today because it's not possible to work with this bug.
First workaround from microsoft is to use the web client. Here the old screen sharing experience still available.
The problem will be escalate to the development team, so perhaps they solve this big bug.
Tyson Bower commented
The lack of true full screen is extremely aggravating. I used to be able to disable the "new meeting experience" via Settings, General, Application. But since the most recent update, even that option has disappeared. Now I am stuck with a less than true full screen. It's been over a half year this this feature was promised... please get it done!
Alan Burns commented
I discovered yesterday that Teams no longer has an option to disable the "New Meeting Experience", and that means I can no longer see a true full screen view of the presenter's screen. Please provide a way to hide the meeting control bar to enable a true full screen view. Adding a pin control like we have on the Remote Desktop Connection's title bar could do the trick.
Teams also used to allow a viewer to magnify the presenter's screen using CTRL - = and CTRL - -, but those keystrokes no longer magnify the screen. Instead they magnify or reduce the meeting control bar, which allows the presenter's screen to approach 98% of full screen. Still, if the presenter has a 4K display and I am viewing the meeting on my Full HD (2K) display, the text on their screen is too small for me to read without magnifying it. Please provide some way, such as the keyboard shortcuts, to magnify the presenter's screen.
Horrible why microsoft has this uservoice system and do nothing if there are users which explain the problems 6 month ago to the support and also here in user voice.
Sometimes it looks like Microsoft is just using this as an excuse to show the need to listen. but ultimately microsoft does what you want and don't care what is written here
Richard Morris commented
Any update on fixing this? Teams just changed over to popping up a new window - and removing the previous option to not use the new experience, so there is NO full-screen 1:1 option. Please fix this - makes Teams even more annoying to use - surely you know that your products are supposed to improve over time, right?
Oskar Johansson commented
Just adding myself (and the company I work for) to the list - now having a decent full screen mode is a big issue - by disabling the new meeting experience, I didn't get all the new features, however, I had a working full screen mode, which is is such an important feature that I don't care about the other new features at all.
It can't be such a big issue to make it possible to hide the bars in some way.
Johan S commented
It's incredibly annoying with the HUD overlays (controls, menus, etc) that you cannot in any way disable or hide. They take up a considerable amount of the screen, especially if on a laptop with a low DPI. Unfortunately, it makes it really hard for people (even with normal eyesight) to see content that's shared. Additionally, even if you have two people with the same resolution on their screen, due to the overlay, the content will be scaled and thus blurry on the viewer's end.
Please Microsoft, you must see that this is an important feature! The screen sharing experience is horrible right now, and this must be super easy to fix for you.