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Disable flashing of taskbar icon when users join/leave Webex meeting

Several users are complaining that they find it annoying and distracting in large Webex meetings whenever someone joins or leaves the meeting, the icon in the taskbar flashes. There is no way of disabling it from the desktop app. Also, the registry edit suggested by the TAC engineer did not work.

  • Guest
  • Jul 8 2020
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  • Guest commented
    5 Jan 05:33am

    Truly. There cannot be a more annoying feature in the history of all apps than this feature, which again cannot even be disabled at all.

  • Nathan Hoff commented
    19 Nov, 2021 07:12pm

    And God rested on the Seventh Day.

  • John Forsythe commented
    19 Nov, 2021 06:32pm

    Best news of 2021.

  • Laurent Montaron commented
    19 Nov, 2021 03:03pm

    I confirm problem solved in 41.11 on my Windows 10 environment. Thanks Phil!

  • Aleksander Ordyczyński commented
    15 Nov, 2021 11:56am

    thanks Phil, I'm gratefull

  • Patrick Sewell commented
    12 Nov, 2021 05:49pm

    Excellent work, Phil. I knew we could count on you.

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    Phil Polishuk commented
    12 Nov, 2021 04:33pm

    This is will release as part of the normal release schedule for Nov. Exact date will depend on your cluster. Looks like all clusters will have 41.11 by Nov 14.

  • Guest commented
    12 Nov, 2021 02:13am

    Phil when will the november release come out? im so excited to stop clicking the icon every 5 minutes to stop the flashing

  • Guest commented
    2 Nov, 2021 02:58pm

    Please stop this. I am a university student and get distracted every five seconds and cannot pay attention to lectures.

  • Matt Agen commented
    20 Oct, 2021 02:33pm

    Oh well, just in time to be of no use. The one company I work with that was still using WebEx has just converted their meeting to Teams.

  • Guest commented
    19 Oct, 2021 12:15am

    YEESSS

    I'm in a meeting right now and NOTHING is happening, but it STILL FLASHING

    SUPER ANNOYING

  • Patrick Sewell commented
    14 Oct, 2021 05:40pm

    huzzah! Way to go Phil!

  • Admin
    Phil Polishuk commented
    14 Oct, 2021 04:52pm

    This will be changed as part of our November release. Thanks for your patience.

  • Guest commented
    14 Oct, 2021 03:45pm

    This alone is an excellent reason to avoid using WebEx. Such a simple thing to fix that is driving customers away. There are many other options available that don't constantly annoy you.

  • Guest commented
    14 Oct, 2021 09:03am

    This is the most annoying thing ever. Absolutely unnecessary too.

  • Guest commented
    7 Oct, 2021 05:28pm

    All, I was able to fix this issue on my system. I now use Microsoft Teams. Problem is solved.

  • Guest commented
    29 Sep, 2021 12:30pm

    I would love the option to turn this off. I get flashing if Webex is not primary window, so pretty much always.

  • Guest commented
    24 Sep, 2021 12:18pm

    please disable this "feature".

  • Guest commented
    24 Sep, 2021 06:46am

    this feature really sucks. Why can't we turn it off?

  • Guest commented
    21 Sep, 2021 04:26pm

    Incredibly frustrating orange flashing on all my monitors while I attend multi-day meetings. Just give me a switch to turn it off, please.

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