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Ability to position floating panel at bottom or side of screen when sharing

I urge you to VOTE for the following idea

[Edited slightly since discovering <Command+Option+Shift+H>/<Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H>]


When you share your screen in Webex (Meetings, Training, Teams ...), a little floating panel sits at the TOP of your screen, right under the menu bar. Worse still, when you move the mouse to access your menus, the floating bar expands, covering things you may not want covered - particularly annoying when trying to access the tabs on a browser that may be being displayed.

You can see this annoying behaviour in this Community post:


Please give us the ability to position floating panel at bottom or side of screen when sharing


I see this as being implemented three ways in the application and in Preferences:

  1. By dragging the menu bar to the desired position, just as you can drag it left or right now.

  2. As an option when the ellipsis (...) on the right hand side of the floating panel is selected, adding an option to move panel to Left, Right, Top, Bottom of screen

  3. An option when the ellipsis (...) on the right hand side of the floating panel is selected, adding an option to HIDE the panel completely until, just as when <Command+Option+Shift+H>/<Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H> is pressed.

  4. As an option in preferences to set the default position


  • Chris
  • Oct 15 2020
  • Future consideration
  • Ken Shvetz commented
    5 Oct, 2022 03:38pm

    This is Annoying AF!!! As much as I hate Zoom's 5 different modals all over the effing place, Cisco WebEx is even worse with this unmovable bar constantly appearing over your browser tabs every time you're trying to present or share your screen!!

    Whomever in UX/UI is responsible for this major design fail and doing nothing to fix it should be FIRED!!!

    Whatever happened to three icons at the top - minimize/maximize/close (_^X) like Windows, Macs, every virtually every OS on earth has adopted since the beginning of the computer age?

    Cisco / Zoom, stop trying to "innovate" with these dumb design choices like this with this annoying "sliders" and just use a normal freaking minimize button and throw stuff into the system tray or dock like any normal application!!

  • Guest commented
    3 Aug, 2022 05:07pm

    please fix this, is really annoying switching tabs when you have an enormous panel at the top, it doesn't let you switch tabs, my first demo was ruined because of this.

  • Guest commented
    2 Aug, 2022 07:12pm

    Please please do this! It is so annoying and makes client meeting a BEAR. The floating bar covers the web browser tabs. I makes me hate using it.

  • Guest commented
    25 Jul, 2022 04:47am

    This should be the default feature, why do you need to vote! shame that webex product owner doesn't prioritize it! we are having hard time sharing content in every meeting as this toolbar occupies entire browsers tab space and there is no workaround! what a stupidity.

  • Guest commented
    21 Jul, 2022 09:27am

    so this is in consideration for 2 years now...

    seems to be a hell of a problem to make that disappear optionally

  • Guest commented
    20 Jul, 2022 07:04am

    This is so ridiculously embarrassing when presenting that I will happily give a medal to the developer who will fix this major weakness.

  • Christine M commented
    13 May, 2022 01:28pm

    As an educator, the floating bar wastes precious class time and makes the students wonder why I am not doing anything - the presenter is the only one who sees the menu, not my students. PLEASE enable us to move the floating bar to the side or to the bottom

  • Nikki P commented
    28 Feb, 2022 11:08pm

    This share thing is a big PITA. On windows 10 i use Ctrl + Shift + Q to remove all panels. Esc will return the panels.

  • Edward Ravn commented
    9 Feb, 2022 09:59pm

    Tested the shortcuts today and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H does not work on Windows 10.

    What is working on Windows and Mac are:

    Windows: Ctrl+Shift+Q

    Mac: Command+Option+Shift+H

    Escape key brings back the panel on both Mac and Windows.

  • Shakkeer Chalakkandi commented
    2 Jan, 2022 09:28am

    Most frustating feature , didnt they try this tool ? dont have put it for a voting ..its really annoyng issue..Is the developer illetrate? didnt he / she tried using this tool ?

  • Guest commented
    29 Dec, 2021 09:02am

    Second comment is amazing, you nailed it!

  • Guest commented
    17 Nov, 2021 04:32pm

    Frustrating, irritating and makes the presenter look like an idiot because they are the only one that sees the menu so it looks like they are doing nothing!

  • Guest commented
    29 Oct, 2021 04:06am

    Most irritating and time consuming thing ever to wait for it to disappear and CAREFULLY not make it expand so can't access tabs!! Ridiculous!

  • Guest commented
    14 Oct, 2021 04:47pm

    To the person who asked how to Vote: Right at the left of the Title on top of the page, there is a VOTE button with the number of votes it currently has. Click on it!

  • Guest commented
    14 Oct, 2021 04:43pm

    Please add this enhancement, It blocks several tabs during Sprint Planning! Moving it around the screen every time I want to find a Tab is NOT a solution-- it disrupts my focus and I have a hard time tracking the tabs to go back to.

  • Guest commented
    12 Oct, 2021 01:10am

    Please find a way to help us move this annoying floating dock when presenting/sharing our screen. We cannot get to open tabs on our computer while sharing using webex.

  • L Baldwin commented
    30 Sep, 2021 06:02pm

    Ctrl+Shift+Q (PCs) - you can repeat the same or ESC to show the panell

  • Guest commented
    10 Sep, 2021 03:38pm

    I can't emphasize this suggestion enough!

  • Guest commented
    31 Aug, 2021 12:40pm

    Please provide a way to remove this panel. Super annoying!!!

  • Kurt Hanlin commented
    25 Aug, 2021 06:19pm

    I really want the ability to turn this stupid window off. I didn't need it for the last 3 years, and I don't need it now.

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