How to Use Desktop Sharing During a Conference

Alexander Galvita
November 16, 2014
Alexander Galvita
Categories: Tutorials

Desktop Sharing (or Screen Sharing) is available in TrueConf client applications for Windows and OS X in all modes of video conferences.

Here is short video guide on usuing desktop sharing in TrueConf 7.2 for Windows:

Desktop Sharing in Windows

In the dialog box of the application select Desktop Sharing. This option is available only during a conference pokaz_rabstola.

Start screen sharing. In the dialog box you will receive the following notification:

Start Sharing

Click “Yes” so that other participants could access your desktop. After receiving the permission, they will be able not only to view your desktop, but also to request remote desktop management. To do this, they must click “Get control” button. The button “Release control” finishes remote desktop control:

Get Control

Before giving control to someone, you will receive the following notice:

Requested Control

How to stop the broadcast and desktop sharing?
Click on “Stop” in the small window that appears on your desktop in the lower left corner. To stop the remote screen control, click the appropriate button:

Stop Watching

Broadcasting content in the TrueConf for Windows application

Use the “Screen capture” tool to broadcast the content during a video conference.

Sign in to the TrueConf Online/Client application and select the menu for camera configuration. Select “Screen capture: Display” if you would like to broadcast the browser or the client application currently open on your PC:

Screen Capturer

When clicking the “Screen capture: Application”, a menu with applications will open from which you can choose the applications you want to share. Select one of these and click “Ok”:


The dialog box “Select window” will dispaly only the applications that are open on your PC at the moment. The minimized applications will not be displayed.

Screen Sharing in Client Application for OS X and Linux

Screen sharing features in TrueConf client application for OS X and Linux are located in the Tool bar. To start a desktop sharing session during a video conference, click the icon on the Toolbar Screen capturer (desktop sharing tool is also avaibale from the menu «Tools»). A menu will open:

Screen sharing

Whole screen capture is a tool for sharing the entire screen of your PC.

Single window capture is the ability to share a particular application window (e.g. Adope Photoshop);

Turn off capture stops the sharing session.

To display the image in a separate window, use “Single window capture”.


Single window OS X


Single window Linux

During a desktop sharing session, a notification sign (a red circle) will be displayed to the right of the “Desktop Sharing” icon on the Toolbar in the «Conference Manager» menu:


How to configure Screen sharing features in OS X?
Go to the menu TrueConf Client > Preferences > Desktop sharing:

Desktop sharing

In this menu you can configure:

  • Screen resolution limit (640×480, 1280×720 or 1920×1080);
  • Scale factor (1.0x, 0.5x or 0.25x);
  • Frames Per Second (FPS) (0.5 to 30).

How to configure the Screen sharing tool in Linux?

Go to “Preferences — Desktop sharing”:

Desktop sharing