Aug 01 2022 07:45 AM
Aug 01 2022 07:45 AM
We can no longer have a team meeting/ call separate from the main Teams.
If I need to go to my chats, the meeting will reduce to a small box so I cant view teams chats and the meeting at the same time.
I also don't have the option to see all attendees cameras while someone or myself is presenting.
This "update" makes it extremely difficult to do our job now as we often need to have teams chats open and the meeting on another screen.
Is there ANY way around this? I went through all settings and did not find anything to have everything show the original way.
Below are the only options we now have in teams.
Below is an example of what I see if I click into Teams while in a meeting.
Aug 01 2022 01:09 PM - edited Aug 01 2022 02:17 PM
The meeting screenshots here kinda looks like you are using the web app at https://teams.microsoft.com - accessed through a browser such as Chrome, Edge etc.
If you want to pop conversation and separate screens for calling you need to use the Teams Desktop App. This should be on your desktop and available via the Start Menu. You can also download it here
Hope that answers your question. Whilst the Desktop App and Web App are similar the desktop app has lots more functionality - the functionality you describe
Aug 01 2022 01:25 PM
Thanks for replying back.
Wow, that's weird. That meeting experience, with the bar across the centre is the current web experience but some time back was the old desktop experience - at least on Windows. Are you using Windows?
Aug 01 2022 01:36 PM
Hmm ok. I would run through the following
1.) Sign out of Teams and back in again and see if that resolves it.
2.) If not, Sign out of Teams and clear the cache: Clear Teams cache - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs and then sign back in
3.) If not, uninstall the Teams Desktop App and Reinstall.
Can you confirm back if any of these manage to resolve it?
Aug 01 2022 01:58 PM - edited Aug 01 2022 01:59 PM
So I did all of the things above. I am still getting the same results.
Aug 01 2022 02:16 PM
Thanks for providing the screenshot, just tested, that is the minimised version of the meeting. Right Click on the Teams Icon at the bottom of the screen, you should be able to select the full meeting screen and the minimised version
Aug 02 2022 05:22 AM
Aug 02 2022 12:30 PM
Thanks for that. Why not try the snap windows function. Shrink the windows (Teams App Window and Meeting Window) and drag them to the corners of the screens. Like this.
Otherwise, your case that you need to work on chat at the same time as watch and engage in meetings would necessitate a dual monitor setup. Use Teams app on one monitor and engage in the meeting in another
Aug 03 2022 05:48 AM
Aug 03 2022 05:56 AM
Nov 02 2022 01:32 PM - edited Nov 02 2022 01:38 PM
I am having this exact same issue. The pop-out option WAS working on both of my devices at one point about a month ago, but then one of the devices (the one I normally use for video conferencing) stopped letting me do it. It is greyed-out, and if I hover over it I get the message "This isn't available on your device." I have tried everything suggested here (and then some) all to no avail.
Interestingly, on my other device I still have this option, but that is not the device I use for video conferencing because of how my workspace is setup. The working device's Teams also shows a slightly OLDER version number (1.5.00.28361) compared to the device where it isn't working (1.5.00.28567)
Another possibility I considered is that the device where it does work is running Windows Enterprise and is managed by the organization, while the device where it doesn't is running Windows Home and is a personal device. (NOTE: Both Teams instances are signed into the same AD account, although the personal device's Windows login is a local account). I'm confused as to why this should matter though. If anything I'd think the organization-managed device would have more restrictions for experimental/public-preview features. Is it possible this feature is only available on systems running Enterprise with Office 365 subscription, etc???
Nov 02 2022 04:54 PM - edited Nov 02 2022 05:02 PM
I figured out a work-around. I have to use an older version of Teams, specifically version 1.5.00.8070 from April 2022. Older versions are available on uptodown.com:
I tried several newer versions as well, but that was the most recent version in which the pop-out screen-shared content works for me.
The main trick now will be to prevent Teams from auto-updating because apparently there is no in-built way to disable auto-updates. Based on my readings of how the updates are fetched, it might be possible to do this with a static DNS host entry for statics.teams.microsoft.com in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file, which points to a dummy address that will not respond (e.g. 127.0.0.1). Possibly also restricting write and/or execute permissions to the directory where updates are downloaded to...
Nov 02 2022 05:23 PM - edited Nov 02 2022 05:36 PM
Another update, re: preventing auto-updates:
It seems that the static DNS host entry for statics.teams.microsoft.com didn't prevent auto-update. There must be a secondary url it is using, or maybe the ip address (or an outside DNS server) is hardcoded... dunno.
However, if I restricted permissions to the folder C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\packages , to only read and list folder contents for all profiles, it prevented updates from being installed. (Note that if you only allow 'list folder contents' Teams wouldn't start. You have to allow 'read')
Nov 15 2022 12:48 AM
Pop out meeting is working in previous version (1.5.00.28361).
I tried to update to the newest version (1.5.00.31168) and it has the the same problem - pop out is available only for presonal chats, but not for meetings or chat of the team