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AdnanAhmed-3637 asked ·

Request control during screen share [Ubuntu 18.04.04 LTS]

Hi,

I've noticed that when I use the Linux client for Microsoft Teams, that I am unable to give or request control during a screen share session. I know that there is a known bug that I can't do a screenshare from the chat window directly (https://docs.microsoft.com/answers/questions/8306/screensharing-not-working-in-official-teams-client.html) but even once I am in a meeting and a screenshare has been started, I don't see the "Request control" option. I do see it under the windows client, so I know its nothing associated with the account or the domain global settings.

Has anyone else found this issue and found a way around it?

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Menno-4505 answered ·

As a workaround we do the following (you could put the sed command just before the last line of /usr/bin/teams):

  • stop Teams app

  • sed -i 's/enableScreenSharingToolbar":false/"enableScreenSharingToolbar":true/' ~/.config/Microsoft/Microsoft\ Teams/settings.json

  • start Teams app

In practice this allows us to use the Linux client to control e.g. a Windows machine. Not the other way around.

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This is perfect. I know it doesn't allow anyone to get control of my screen, but at least I can help out others by requesting control and obtaining it to help them out, which was the primary intent of my request.

Is there any documentation where I can look into the other variables of that settings.json file in case I might want to test out with other features?

Adnan.

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I have noticed that special characters do not come through when controlling another desktop. That is, holding shift and typing 1234567890 shows 1234567890 instead of !@#$%^&*()

In fact, all modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl, Alt) seem to have no effect.

Has anyone noticed this, or have a workaround?

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SharonZhao-9394 answered ·

Hi AdnanAhmed, Thanks for your feedback. I test this in my environment too. The result is the same. As far as I know, this is a limitation in the screen sharing. There are several limitations about screen sharing for you reference: 1. No red square around the shared content 2. No screen share from chat 3. No request / take control 4. No single window application sharing 5. Not available for GCCH tenants I recommend you continuously pay attention to the follow-up release.

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