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Zoom game Apps won't open

JenW
Listener

When I log into the desktop client on Windows 10 PC and click on Apps, it comes up saying Loading Zoom Apps with spinning wheel and stays that way.  I have downloaded several game apps that say they have been added, but I can't seem to get to them.  Other family members all use Macs and have no issues.  As the only PC user I need help getting to the games I've supposedly added.  Any and all suggestions are most welcome.  Thank you.

 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

OK, you're not going to like this.  In order to get the refresh to work, I had to re-insert a modification to the .ini file that they told me during debugging.

Got to the directory where your zoon data is stored.  My is in Users/MyName/AppData/Roaming/zoom/data

In that directory is a file Zoom.us.ini

When I double click on it, it opens in Notepad.

You'll see something like:

[ZoomChat]
win_osencrypt_key=   (all kinds of stuff).

 

Insert after[ZoomChat] 

webview.context.menu=true

So it looks like

[ZoomChat]
webview.context.menu=true
win_osencrypt_key=  

 

Then Save it.  

To try this, make sure you have no zoom running.  Log out of Zoom.  Exit Zoom, so you're sure it's not running.   Then run the zoom client.  When you're at the "loading" circling thing, in that window, right click.  You should have the option to refresh.   

 

 

 

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colegs
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

@JenW 

 

When you are in a meeting, can you click on the 'Apps' icon at the bottom of the screen and see the apps?  Can you share the apps you have loaded?

 

Thanks.

JenW
Listener

No, when I click on the Apps icon at the bottom of the screen it comes up with a blank screen that says Loading Zoom Apps... and a swirling wheel above that.  It just stays that way.  

I thought I had added Gaggle Party, and a few other games but nothing appears.

I'm thinking of uninstalling the Zoom client and then reinstalling from scratch and see if that helps.

colegs
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

It definitely is worth a shot to reinstall since this is not normal behavior, and I am not able to duplicate it.  I will try to load Gaggle Party as well, just in case that does something weird!

Headmuck
Listener

Same problem.  Just get that spinning wheel with the message loading.  Never finishes.  Did you find a resolution?

colegs
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

@Headmuck were you loading Gaggle as well, or other apps?  I have not been able to duplicate the issue.

 

TiffanyWillow
Listener

I don't have game apps installed but I have two virtual background apps. Same problem with loading whether using desktop client or while in meeting. The wheel just spins non stop with non of the apps loading. Clearing memory cache did not help. 

Joaz2080
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hello @JenW@Headmuck  and @TiffanyWillow - Please, can you use this utility ~> Clean Zoom to remove Zoom from the device then re-install using this link ~> Zoom Installer. Please, let us know if this helps.

I've tried this three times now and it hasn't made any difference.  I see the apps button, but when I click on it I just get a wheel spinning and the message apps are loading.  But they never do.  I have tried deleting the apps and then reinstalling but that hasn't worked either.  I know they are installed because if I try to reinstall it says they are already added.  I just can't get to them.  Any ideas?

 

Headmuck
Listener

It's not just Zoom games but all of Zoom Apps  don't load .. .just spins.  I have a Zoom trouble ticket.  I've executed the clean and reinstalled.  Did this with several back versions as well.  Still a problem.  Other computers on network run fine, so not firewall issues.  All running Bitdefender.   Something configured on this PC is preventing this from working.

That is exactly what I have, just the spinning with no result.   Very frustrating.  I too have executed the clean Zoom and reinstalled several times with no change.  

 

RIP

yo muck whats up (the sky)

 

Joaz2080
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hello @JenW , @Headmuck - Sorry to hear the issue persists. Tested on my personal device and able to launch the "Apps" as shown below.  Please, can you open "Submit a Request" and provide me with a ticket number so I can follow up with our engineers?

Joaz2080_0-1644512626835.png

 

Headmuck
Listener

Hi Jen W.  A ticket is already open.  It's #13453305

Unfortunately the person working on this must be on the other side of the world, as we are trading emails 12 hours apart, so things go really slowly.  The last request was for me to check my firewalls and proxy.  This is a home office.  There are not proxies.  I have several other computers (windows 11 and windows 10) and non have this problem.  Using Bitdefender on all of them.  I suspect there is some config on this computer that is causing this.

Joaz2080
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hello @Headmuck - Thank you! I will follow up with our engineers to see if this can be re-assigned and I suspect it's a config issue on your PC. I have Bitdefender as well.

Was on a call with the Zoom technical folks all morning.  We tried a gazillion things.  During this process I was asked to right click on my picture icon and click on refresh.  SHAZZAM it worked.   We recorded everything included memory etc., and that will be sent on to engineering.   JenW   ... When you're at the screen that just has the "loading apps" and nothing is happening, right click on the person icon in the upper right hand corner of your screen (or anywhere in that window) and click on refresh.   

I just tried it and when I right click on my picture icon all I get is a pop up that says available.  No option to refresh.  I did another uninstall reinstall, rebooted, and still nothing.  Very frustrating.  I keep trying all recommendations and nothing has helped.  

OK, you're not going to like this.  In order to get the refresh to work, I had to re-insert a modification to the .ini file that they told me during debugging.

Got to the directory where your zoon data is stored.  My is in Users/MyName/AppData/Roaming/zoom/data

In that directory is a file Zoom.us.ini

When I double click on it, it opens in Notepad.

You'll see something like:

[ZoomChat]
win_osencrypt_key=   (all kinds of stuff).

 

Insert after[ZoomChat] 

webview.context.menu=true

So it looks like

[ZoomChat]
webview.context.menu=true
win_osencrypt_key=  

 

Then Save it.  

To try this, make sure you have no zoom running.  Log out of Zoom.  Exit Zoom, so you're sure it's not running.   Then run the zoom client.  When you're at the "loading" circling thing, in that window, right click.  You should have the option to refresh.   

 

 

 

Joaz2080
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Thanks @Headmuck for the instructions.

Hello @JenW  - Sorry about your ordeal. Do you have a ticket open so I can have an engineer reach out to you to help set up the temporary workaround if you are still having difficulty?

The ticket is the same as it was before ... #13453305      They have classified it as a bug and are escalating.   We found the work around by accident, after completely uninstalling Bitdefender that was the suspect, and a number of other things.   I'm OK with the workaround for now.   I'll also just use another computer that doesn't have the problem.   Joaz2080 thanks for all the help.  Do you work for Zoom or just have their ears?

Joaz2080
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hello @Headmuck - I saw the update sent by my colleague. Yes! I work for Zoom and was in the meeting with you. We are glad we were able to make progress on this for you.....Cheers

Thanks for the help.  This was the last message I got.  "At this time, engineering advised that the fix for this bug is now scheduled to be released in the app version 5.10.0 tentatively for May 11, 2022."

OMG. Life saver. This fix worked for me! My issue was getting the Fathom AI notetaking plugin working AGAIN.  They didn't even know what the problem was but I will refer this to them for their KB.  Thanks team!!! 

Magical!!! Thank you so much - how frustrating this has been. 

Sylectra
Listener

I read through everyone's answers and tried all recommendations but I am still getting that spinning icon when trying to load the apps during a Zoom meeting from my Windows desktop client. I also have Bitdefender - could that be the problem? 

 

I have bitdefender as well.  That's not the problem.  When you see the spinning wheel, right click on the screen with the wheel.  A popup should come up with the option to refresh.   If it doesn't, then follow the directions outlined above to modify the .ini file.   Exit all of zoom.  Make sure you really don't have any versions running.  Run again.  When the spinning where comes up, right click ... you should see an option to refresh.  If this doesn't work on your computer, I'm afraid I can't help you.  good luck

Joaz2080
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hello @Sylectra - Sorry to hear about your ordeal. We will be happy to assist with debugging. Do you have a ticket open so we can have our engineers reach out to you directly?

Russell22
Listener
Is there a Tic TacToe Online game in this app? I like it very much

Joaz2080
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hello @Russell22 -  Thanks for reaching out to our community. We currently do not but will take this to our engineer to review to ensure it passes security before consideration.