[Bug?] Sharing of single application window not possible in Teams client for Linux

Andreas Hasenkopf 71 Reputation points

After installing the official Linux client of MS Teams on Xubuntu 18.04, I was surprised that I was not able to share single application windows during video calls. I am only able to share the contents of one of the connected displays (laptop display or external 49" display).

However, if I use Google Chrome to join a video call, I can share single application windows.

Therefore I'm inclined to consider this a bug. Can I interest a developer at MS to fix this?

Thank you?

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Skype for Business Linux
Skype for Business: A Microsoft communications service that provides communications capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling, and an online meeting experience that includes audio, video, and web conferencing.Linux: A family of open-source Unix-like operating systems.
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  1. Marian Javorka - MSFT 936 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Thank you @Andreas Hasenkopf for your feedback. We are tracking this in our system.

    @Michael Massee , @Pankaj Kumar I really appreciate your feedback. And I can assure you that it was not just a marketing gimmick and we do want to bring Linux client on same level as Windows and Mac clients. But please mind that we are still in Preview right now, and that, unfortunately, means that we are lacking some features.

    I know that we didn't release new update for a while (insiders build was updated recently), but we were working on bringing in SNAP package and wanted to release new version together. We are solving one last issue with SNAP package and then we will proceed.

    And just to give you a preview of what's cooking now, we are working on enabling Background Blur, Screen Sharing indicator (aka the red border), Screen Sharing cursor, but we also work on updating to newer Electron and enabling accessibility features, like Orca screen reader. Just to name some.

    That being said, voting for feature still helps us to see what is the biggest pain for you all, but it does not mean that without voting, we would not work on it

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  2. Andreas Hasenkopf 21 Reputation points

    The support of Microsoft products for Linux is a joke. Period. the teams client for Linux and the browser version clearly are just PR gags that have only a fraction of the features of the Windows client.

    The best client I found is this one: https://github.com/IsmaelMartinez/teams-for-linux

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  3. Michael Massee 686 Reputation points

    not a bug but Microsoft feature ...

    the best ist, when share screen, your mousepointer is not visible for others :-|

    maybe it helps to vote here


    regards from a (ex) disapointed Microsoft customer

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  4. bicycle 86 Reputation points

    I suspect there is no-one from Microsoft who has any influence on Teams for Linux listening here.

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  5. JimmyYang-MSFT 50,446 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi AndreasHasenkopf-9249!

    Yes, Teams for LINUX can only support desktop sharing now!

    If you really need this function, as Michael said, try to vote it in Microsoft Teams UserVoice. Microsoft will always focus on customer’s feedback and experience, some new features would be added to the services based on customers' feedback in the future, and your good ideas will be very helpful for them to improve the service.

    Your time, understanding and cooperation will be highly appreciated.

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