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Screensharing only works on GNOME wayland (when it should work on all window managers)

idkman
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Currently, the zoom application has put an arbirtrary restriction on screensharing so it ONLY works on GNOME, when the api being used works on all wayland desktops. This should get fixed ASAP so people on all desktops can screenshare

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Ray_Harwood
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Community Champion | Customer

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Us volunteers in the Zoom Community don’t have a way to handle feature requests or fixes to broken software. 


Ray - "Old Desert Lizard" / GoodClix.com
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To clarify this isn't a feature request. Zoom on 5.11+ supports wayland specific bindings for screensharing. So asking for support on non-GNOME desktops is just asking for zoom to *allow* it's application to run screensharing--not add a feature to screenshare. It honestly seems like the block was a carryover from when zoom could only screenshare on ubuntu on wayland due to it's backwards compatibility it had temporarily. Perhaps a better description could be "Remove artifacts of old screensharing limitations"?