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 ....
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)
Kes D commented
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... :)
Kris J commented
The task bar only disappears "sometimes" - I believe it depends on if you're muted or not (have not yet tested this). Would make sense to just have it docked on the right or left of the screen, which wouldn't take up precious real estate on a landscape screen. Very frustrating to have the task bar cover content and/or people's faces - please just get it out of the way!
Annoying for a presenter:
* When moving over your teams screen the control appears
* The ribbon showing all the participants below your screen is similar issue.
This blocks screencap taking and reduces the size of the screen.
Please make it possible to show/not show.
While sharing content, at the bottom row huge space is taken up by showing participants. If it can be minimized or moved around, it would be very convenient for someone sharing desktop.
This is a huge issue, and a hindrance to using this platform.
Now that we're working from home for the next few weeks, this is going to grind constantly.
Can we at least re-position the bar so it is not directly on top of the shared screen or covering the face of the person in the lower right corner?
Yes, if we click in just the right place it will go away, but the minute anything moves, it pops up again.
It feels like this UI was untested.
It's possible to hide the control bar by clicking the shared screen away from the control bar.. then wait, don't touch the mouse, and hope that it goes away. However, it comes back any time screen ownership changes and requires another click. For meetings where someone leaves a computer connected to the display, this is a terrible experience, requiring someone to go back to the front of the room to click and wait and hope every time someone new presents.
The bar should automatically disappear when the mouse isn't being moved, and should have an option to require a key combo to make it come back, for example if you're presenting and want to gesture with the mouse.