Screen sharing is one of the most, if not the most, important features of online meetings and something we continue to improve upon. We are excited to share with you the following ConnectNow screen sharing enhancements we’ve made based on your feedback.
Faster Screen Sharing. Some of you told us you were experiencing screen sharing delays when sharing with lower bandwidth or slow Internet connections. To improve the performance of screen sharing in these circumstances, we tuned our screen sharing algorithm so it transmits data more efficiently. The first time you enter your meeting room you will be asked to download the new add-in with improved screen sharing. You now have the option to optimize screen sharing for faster performance or for higher quality, with the default set to faster performance. You can change your screen sharing setting to higher quality by going to the meeting menu, selecting preferences, then screen share, then enable “high fidelity”.
Better Screen Sharing Viewing Experience and Controls. We’ve made it easier for you to zoom in, go full screen or even take control of the presenter’s screen, with more obvious controls. And you now have option to navigate the screen with an easy-to-use hand tool.
We heard from you that sometimes you got dizzy while viewing someone’s shared screen because their extraneous mouse movements resulted in unintended screen focus shifts. We now default to “scale to fit” instead of “zoomed in”, so a presenter’s mouse movements don’t impact your view. And when zoomed in, we give you the option to follow the presenter’s mouse as she or he scrolls the content or scroll independently.
More Obvious Way to Stop Screen Sharing. We heard from many of you that it wasn’t clear how to stop screen sharing. So, we added a bright red button at the top of the screen sharing palette, which you can click to stop sharing your screen and return to the meeting room.
Screen Sharing Palette with Stop Sharing Button
Please continue to share your feedback via the forums and we’ll do our best to address your needs. More enhancements on the way; stay tuned.
Thanks for reading.
Karen and the ConnectNow Team