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Manage Your View of Webcams (Desktop App)

Because up to 6 different webcams can be shared during a session, your screen may start to look busy. Here are some ways to manage webcam views to free up some screen space and help you focus on the presentation.

See only the current speaker (Windows only)

When multiple attendees are sharing their webcams, you can choose to see only the webcam of the person currently speaking (and a smaller image of the person who previously spoke). Please note this feature is currently only available for Windows users only.

  • Select the Options icon in the Webcam pane, then select See only who's talking.

or

  • Select theWebcams drop-down options in the View, then select See only who's talking.

Separate webcams into a different window (Windows only)

When you "undock" webcams, the webcams will split off into a separate Viewer window, which is helpful for those using a multi-monitor setup. Please note that this feature is currently only available for Windows users.

  • Select the Options icon in the Webcam pane, then select "Undock webcams".

or

  • Select the Webcams drop-down menu in the Viewer, then select "Undock webcams".

Hide or move webcams

If you want to free up some space on your screen, you can move the webcam display or even hide the shared webcams.

Note that hiding webcams does not pause or stop webcam sharing; it simply hides the webcams currently being shared so that they do not take up space in the Viewer. Keep in mind that if you are sharing your webcam and then hide webcams, other attendees will still be able to see you. You can choose to hide all webcams, or only hide your own.

You can hide or move webcams in either of the following ways:

  • On the Webcam tab (Options pane), click the Options icon and select Hide All Webcams or Hide My Webcam.
  • In the Viewer, click the Webcams drop-down menu and select Hide All Webcams or Hide My Webcam.
  • The "Top", "Left", "Bottom" and "Right" will move the webcam around the other shared content in the Viewer Window.

Use the same process and select Show All Webcams or Show My Webcam to display them again.

 

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