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Zoom has several meeting controls that allow users to manage meetings more effectively. Access to these controls during a meeting is critical in enhancing the meeting experience.
However, sometimes the toolbar disappears and gets difficult to find. People complain that they have to stop presenting or leave the meeting and rejoin to get the floating control bar, which can be quite a hassle.
To prevent this, you can turn on the Always Show Meeting Control feature and make the control toolbar always visible during a meeting in two different ways.
If you are already in a meeting and the control toolbar disappears, you can unhide it in four simple steps:
Close the Settings windows. When you start screen sharing again, the control toolbar will float at the top of the Zoom screen during the entire meeting. The people you’re sharing the screen with will not see the toolbar.
If you have two monitors, you can move the toolbar to the second monitor, which will stay visible.
You can activate the Always show meeting control feature before starting a meeting. Here’s the step-by-step procedure:
When you start a Zoom meeting, the toolbar will always be visible at the top of your screen.
Reasons why people may need to activate the floating meeting controls on Zoom include instances when they need to:
The main reason why Zoom hides the control bar when you’re sharing the screen is to allow you to focus your attention on the meeting. While attention is critical when holding an online meeting, hiding the control toolbar denies users access to critical features that might enhance the meeting experience.
Zoom has useful keyboard shortcuts for desktop clients, which you can use equally to execute controls. However, some keyboard shortcuts for control will only work when the toolbar is floating on your screen during the meeting.
To explore the shortcuts available for use during the meeting, go to the Settings icon after launching the app on Windows or Mac. Next, scroll down to Keyboard Shortcuts on the left pane of the screen.
There are several hotkeys that can execute the control functions during a Zoom meeting, including:
Apart from controls, you can use keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation through Zoom. The default navigation shortcuts include:
You can also use shortcuts to control the interface of your Zoom screen. Here are some of the hotkeys to leverage:
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