Share an Application

Document created by Cisco Documentation Team on Oct 14, 2015Last modified by Dave DeCarlo on May 25, 2017
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Share an Application


You can share any application on your computer with meeting participants.

1   Select Share > Application.
2   Do one of the following:

    If the application you want to share is currently running, select it in the list to begin sharing it.


    If the application you want to share is not currently running, select Other Application. The Other Application dialog box appears, showing a list of all applications on your computer. Select the application, and then select Share.

3   To share an additional application, select the application that you want to share:

    If that application is currently running, select Share.


    If the application is not currently running, select Share Application in the Meeting Controls Panel.


When you open any application that you have minimized, it opens with the sharing buttons in the upper-right corner.

4   To switch between applications, select the drop-down arrow next to the Share button.
5   To stop application sharing, select Stop Sharing on the title bar of the application that you no longer want to share or the Meeting Controls Panel.

Share Applications with Detailed Color

For Windows Users Only


By default, Meeting Manager sends images of shared software using 16-bit color mode, which is the equivalent of your computer's “High Color” (16 bit) setting. This mode provides an accurate representation of color for most shared applications. However, if your shared application contains detailed color images-such as color gradients-the color may not appear accurately on participants' screens.


If the accuracy and resolution of color in a shared application is important, you can turn on True Color mode in Meeting Manager. Using this mode, however, may affect the performance of application sharing.


When using True Color mode, you can select one of the following options:


    Better imaging (no image compression)   



    Better performance (some image compression)   


    Performance refers to the speed at which images appear on participant screens, and imaging refers to the quality of the color in shared images.


    Before turning on True Color mode, ensure that your monitor display is set to True Color (either 24- or 32-bit color). For more information about setting options for your monitor, refer to Windows Help.



For Mac Users Only


Before sharing an application or your content, you can choose one of the following display modes:


    Better performance: The default mode. Lets you display your content faster than you do using the better image quality mode.



    Better image quality: Lets you display your content with better image quality. In this mode, your shared content may take longer time to display than in the better performance mode.


    Changing the display mode does not affect presentation or document sharing.



Share Applications with Detailed Color (Windows)

1   If you are currently sharing an application, stop your sharing session.
2   Select Meeting > Meeting Options.
3   Select the True Color Mode tab.
4   Select Enable True Color mode.
5   Select one of the following options:

    Better imaging     


    Better performance     

6   Select OK or Apply.

Share Applications with Detailed Color (Mac)

1   In the Meeting window, select Meeting Center > Preferences.
2   Select Display.
3   Select Better performance or Better image quality, as appropriate.
4   Select OK.