How to cancel the full screen display of Zoom. How to share screen in full screen

How to cancel the full screen display of Zoom. How to share screen in full screen
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From July 15, 2022, Zoom will have a 40-minute limit even for meetings with two participants if you have a free subscription. (Previously, it was only for meetings with 3 or more people.)
Companies and organizations using Zoom for business should consider switching to a paid license at this opportunity. 

Recently, there have been more opportunities to hold web meetings, and more and more people have used Zoom.

When using Zoom to share the screen, many people may have experienced the problem of being displayed in full screen. It is inconvenient not being able to see other materials stored on your device.

However, Zoom’s full screen display can be canceled freely.

In this article, we will mainly explain how to cancel the full screen display of Zoom. Also, let’s check how to change to full screen when screen sharing.

How to cancel full screen display when sharing the screen of Zoom

How to cancel full screen display when sharing the screen of Zoom

There are two ways to cancel the full screen display of Zoom. This chapter explains how to operate each.

Cancellation method 1: Operate the Zoom menu button

This is how to cancel full screen display from the Zoom window. The specific steps are as follows.

  1. Move mouse on Zoom shared screen
  2. Click “Show Options” in the menu bar at the top of the screen
  3. Select “Exit Full Screen”
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Cancellation method 2: Press the Esc button

This is a method to cancel full screen display with the keyboard without operating from the Zoom window. The operation is very easy, just press “Esc” at the top left of the keyboard to cancel full screen.

If you are participating in a meeting on an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, you cannot exit full screen display using this method because there is no keyboard. However, it is very convenient because it can be canceled with a single button on a computer.

How to disable fullscreen by default

How to disable fullscreen by default

If you change the default settings of Zoom, the window will not be displayed full screen when screen sharing is performed during the meeting.

If you often have meetings using Zoom or have many opportunities to look at other materials during meetings, we recommend that you change the settings by following the steps below.

  1. Open Zoom
  2. Open “Settings” (Click the gear icon for Windows, select settings from “Zoom.us” for Mac)
  3. Click “Share Screen”
  4. Change items related to full screen display

The related item is “window size when sharing the screen”. There are three options: “Full screen mode”, “Maximize window”, and “Keep current size”.

If you want to cancel full screen display, you should select “Keep current size”.

Also, some of the people reading this article may be having trouble with switching to full screen when they join a Zoom meeting.

In this case, you can cancel the default full screen display by changing the settings in the following procedure.

  1. Open Zoom
  2. Open “Settings” (Click the gear icon for Windows, select settings from “Zoom.us” for Mac)
  3. Click “General”
  4. Uncheck the items related to full screen display

A related item refers to “Automatically start full screen when starting or joining a meeting”. If you uncheck this item, the display screen will not be full screen even if you join the Zoom meeting.

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How to return to full screen after canceling Zoom full screen display

How to return to full screen after canceling Zoom full screen display

So far, we have explained how to cancel full screen display, but depending on the flow of the meeting, you may feel that you want to switch to full screen display again.

In this case, click “Start full screen display” displayed in the upper right of the Zoom window. Then the video layout will change to full screen so that the particular screen will appear larger.

Zoom video layout types

Zoom offers a variety of video layouts in addition to full screen display. It is very convenient because participants can freely change the video layout according to the content of the meeting and the materials to be shared.

This chapter briefly introduces the types of video layouts in Zoom. Please use it for proper use of the video layout at the time of the meeting.

active speaker

Zoom’s default video layout shows a larger screen of the person speaking.

mini window

You can minimize the display screen and display the video on top of another app, etc.

gallery view

The screens of all participants are displayed. Up to 49 screens can be displayed on one screen, and if the number of participants exceeds that number, it will be displayed on another page.

pinning

You can pin the screen of a specific speaker. It does not affect other participants’ screens or recordings.

spotlight video

You can enlarge the screen of a specific person among the host and participants of the meeting. This feature is only available to the host and when set will change the video layout for all participants.

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summary

When you join a Zoom meeting or share your screen, it may automatically switch to full screen display. However, in either case, you can easily remove it by the operation introduced this time.

If you change the video layout every time you go full screen, such as when sharing your screen, then changing the default setting is one way to do it.

Please refer to the content introduced this time and use it to conduct and participate in a more comfortable Zoom meeting.