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 ....
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.
This is annoying. There needs to be a way for user to move/size the control bar.
Pete Ittner commented
Adding my request for this feature. Currently very frustrating to get meeting images without the control bar covering some important data
Timothy Merridew commented
The control bar should just be a toggle button off to the side, press to show, press to hide.
This absolutely needs to be fixed. Was in an all day virtual meeting yesterday and the tool bar was blocking part of the slide presentation. It will go away if you don't move the mouse or engage with the screen, but this was an interactive meeting so that was not possible most of the time. I feel that this will probably be an update to the software in the next iteration. Many many folks have noted the same exact issue.
The Control Task bar popping in front of your eyes without being requested by the user is a serious BUG and should be fixed like yesterday.
This is not an enhancement request but a terrible bug for which Microsoft should send free trips around the world to tone down the unnecessary stress it causes.
There is a similar request at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/913786-microsoft-teams-free/suggestions/38960251-provide-option-to-hide-control-bar
The inability to move or hide the control bar in Teams is incredibly frustrating. In almost all cases covers relevant data that others are presenting and covers same data when capturing screenshots. Please expedite this fix ASAP!!!!!!
I have attended a couple of webinars where the control bar obstructs the presentation. The presenter was completely unaware and advised me to "unhover." It was very distracting.
David Millington commented
Please refer to this link. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/hiding-teams-control-task-bar-at-bottom-of-teams/e2537c9c-d32e-45d3-bf28-60c2e240deb3?page=1&rtAction=1582046438715&tm=1582046688529
The BIG Issue here is not being able to take screen shots during presentations. And before you someone suggests "recording the entire meeting" and then going back to take screen shots after, or doing delayed screen captures so that the bar disappears first before taking the screen shot, please see the almost hundred responses of the customers.
One of the main reasons for using the tool is being able to capture screen shots during the presentation. That's why it's a "Built-in" feature in WebEx but most prefer customizable tools such as Snag IT etc. Please ensure this is resolved in the next release as it seems like an easy fix.
make the control bar fade out quicker and use a mosue click to bring it back into focus
I have weekly meetings with all our offices, held in ms teams. When sharing powerpoint files the control bar always obstruct the view for all the participants who are present in the same room as me, the presenter (they see my view) :( !! You need to prioritze to fix a button to move or hide the control bar ASAP !!
It would be even better to move the control bar.
As @DP mentions, if you don't move your mouse or press any keys, it goes away. Still extremely annoying.
Agree! Control bar covers important info on screen in presentations and web page sharing and you don't have time to 'wait' for it to disappear. Then when you move the mouse, it re-appears.