Window sharing does not let users select non-browser windows in full-screen mode

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Hello (Loop)
Client
P3
normal
Rank:
35
RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: sevaan, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
Points:
---
Bug Flags:
firefox-backlog +
qe-verify +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [screensharing][triage])

(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
When a user is in full-screen mode, Window sharing only presents the option to share the browser, not any other windows.

I suspect because "Full-screen" on a mac is essentially a separate desktop.

Preferred solution: We need to find away to share the windows on the other desktop, which takes the user out of full-screen automatically.

Less-Preferred Solution: If that is impossible for some reason, then screen-sharing should be disabled in Full-screen with a notice saying something akin to: "Window sharing does not work in full-screen" and a link to exit full-screen mode.
Blocks: 1115336
Flags: qe-verify+
Flags: firefox-backlog+
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All

Comment 1

3 years ago
Hi Mike,  not sure how high to triage this bug.  Ideally the preferred solution is an option - depending how complex the reason it's being blocked.  Do you have any guesses to cause/complexity to resolve?

I'm tempted to put this as "Priority 3 - Average Bug. definitely a problem, but doesn't stop someone from using the product", but may be P2 - depending how often we think folks will be full screen "Priority 2 - Major impact, considering severity × probability. Not a blocker for shipping."
Flags: needinfo?(mdeboer)
Whiteboard: [screensharing]

Comment 2

3 years ago
I'd say definitely a P2 since it only affects Mac users and only when they are in full screen mode.
Windows users seem unaffected.

Comment 3

3 years ago
(In reply to Romain Testard [:RT] from comment #2)
> I'd say definitely a P2 since it only affects Mac users and only when they
> are in full screen mode.
> Windows users seem unaffected.

Apologies, I meant to say P3....
Flags: needinfo?(mdeboer)
Priority: -- → P3

Updated

3 years ago
Rank: 35
Blocks: 1099241
No longer blocks: 1115336
Whiteboard: [screensharing] → [screensharing][triage]
We're no longer supporting window sharing in the product.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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