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Is there a setting or plugin somewhere that would make it so every meeting in my personal meeting room (or just every meeting) automatically starts with the chat open?
When I am on Zoom with consumers (rather than professionals), they often have a difficult time locating the chat, especially if they are already sharing their screen. I would prefer if the meeting just started with the chat window already open.
I'm unaware of this issue and it doesn't sound like that's expected behavior on the Linux client, or any Zoom desktop client. I'd suggest contacting Zoom support if you're able, so that our teams can go through troubleshooting, potentially get logs, and figure out what is causing this and get this fixed in an upcoming release.