How do I share my screen on Windows? (Classic)
Presenters can share their screen to attendees during a meeting at any point. You can choose to share one or more of your monitors or even a single application. You can also show a clean Windows desktop to hide icons and the task bar, as well as blank out the background, so that the focus remains on the content you are presenting to your attendees.
Share your screen
- In the lower toolbar, select Screen Share. If you minimized the Viewer, select the Screen Share icon in the Grab Tab.
- Share from the following options:
- Screen of main monitor, secondary monitor or both monitors – This shares the entire screen of one or both of your monitors (if more than one is configured). Be sure to close any windows you do not want to share before proceeding.
- Clean screen checkbox or Screen of main monitor, secondary monitor or both monitors (CLEAN) – This shares your screen, but also hides your background, task bar and desktop icons. Be sure to close any windows you do not want to share before proceeding.
- Application – This shares only the specific application that you select and hides the rest of your screen.
Note: Sharing with "Screen (Clean)" and "Rectangle (Labs)" are not available to Mac organizers. If you wish to share a PowerPoint presentation on a Mac, you must first put the presentation into slide show mode and then select "PowerPoint Slide Show" in the Application window. If you do not, attendees will continue to see the main PowerPoint window instead of the slide show, and they will not see your slides advance.
- Click Share. The Screen icon will glow green when your screen is being shared with other attendees.
- If you want to allow all meeting participants to share their screen without permission, view How do I give attendees full access to screen sharing?.
Pause/restart screen sharing
When you pause screen sharing, the image of the screen currently being shown will freeze until you stop or restart the broadcast.
- On the shared screen, select Pause Sharing in the top menu.
- To restart screen sharing, select Resume Sharing.
Stop sharing your screen
When you stop screen sharing, attendees will see the Hallway again and a message that the organizer's screen is not being shared.
- Select the Screen icon in the Grab Tab.
- The Screen icon will go from green to gray.