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Block All Messages When Sharing Screen

I do not want people to see messages coming up while presenting

  • Guest
  • Jul 7 2020
  • Future consideration
  • Andy Chen commented
    13 Sep, 2022 09:16am

    When you're sharing screens in an important meeting, I think you should turn off unnecessary software as much as possible so you can focus more on the meeting. You can disable the Webex popover, but it's possible that other programs will also have popovers.

  • Curtis Cox commented
    18 Feb, 2022 06:13am

    There is a way to do this in WebEx Meeting. It's just kind of clunky. It's under the Participant Menu as "assign privileges" and another option under the Meeting Menu as Options. You can just remove the option of Chat. The Host can restore it after the Presenter is finished if needed. Like I said, it's clunky. A quick "do not disturb" button would be better. The Presenter, Host and Cohosts should be able to do this on the fly.

  • Guest commented
    8 Nov, 2021 02:33am

    Please expedite this feature request

  • Webex Trash commented
    14 Sep, 2021 09:30am

    Yes please

  • Michelle Chandler commented
    11 Aug, 2021 10:17pm


  • Dennis Furniss commented
    13 Nov, 2020 06:55pm

    Is this feature not already available by sharing the application instead of the screen?

  • Bruno Carvalho commented
    23 Oct, 2020 11:26am

    For me this should be simple: If they change the "presenting" mode on Webex Teams to act the same way as the Do Not Disturb mode, all the issue would be solved. Having to change manually to Do Not Disturb every time that you are sharing your screen, doesn't make any sense.

  • Kevin Major commented
    1 Oct, 2020 02:46am

    I'll agree, however, that messages within the tool (e.g. Teams) can/should be allows to be restricted if presenting in Teams though. That's a no brainer.

  • Kevin Major commented
    1 Oct, 2020 02:44am

    I don't see this as a Webex issue. All modern OS's have the feature to disable messages, popup or notices. Learning to use the built-in features is a lot better than adding another feature to a tool to control things like that.

  • Scott Hinchman commented
    19 Aug, 2020 11:44am

    blows my mind that this isnt a default

  • Guest commented
    22 Jul, 2020 07:37pm

    Some ideas on this site simply fix minor annoyances.
    Other ideas, like this one, are the difference between building successful relationships with your coworkers, or embarassing yourself and causing lots of problems with your coworkers.

    Consider this feature "essential". It's one of those things that will either make people be happy they're using your product, or motivate them to explain to all their friends how your product single-handedly caused a lot of problems for everyone. The difference between a high level executive saying "I'm glad Webex respected my privacy during that big presentation!" and "We're dropping support for Webex because it leaked private company information." is pretty big. The marketing value alone should be worth the small amount of developer time to make sure this feature is implemented correctly.

  • Guest commented
    20 Jul, 2020 08:31pm

    Dominic my screen does not automatically flip to do not disturb and does not prevent messages from showing up. If there is a setting to that it'd be AMAZING!

  • Guest commented
    18 Jul, 2020 04:42pm

    maybe I'm missing something here.. but when I am joining a meeting through my teams client and sharing my screen, my teams status changes to red and suppresses the notification on my laptop.

  • Guest commented
    15 Jul, 2020 02:49pm

    Huge! Users are currently logging off Webex Teams when presenting so that messages are not showing on their screen

  • Kyle Diemer commented
    10 Jul, 2020 04:20pm

    I wish I could vote for this 10 times. Nearly every one of my meetings have webex messages popping up while the presenter is sharing their screen.

  • Scott Hinchman commented
    9 Jul, 2020 05:38pm

    DND should just be the default to mistake proof this.

  • Guest commented
    8 Jul, 2020 04:29am

    This is very disruptive and can be embarrassing as well.... @April: Thanks for the tip will remembers to go on DND before meetings.... Given that this is a smaller feature I would hope that the web ex prioritizes this...

  • April Wozniak commented
    7 Jul, 2020 07:22pm

    Nothing makes your heart skip an extra beat when you are sharing your screen with a client and see a WebEx Team notification pop up because you forgot to go on Do Not Disturb.

  • Donna Seymour commented
    7 Jul, 2020 07:12pm

    This is problematic any would be a great improvement. You have to log out of WebEx before presenting to avoid the pop ups and I don't always remember. It is disruptive.

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