Extended desktop using ClickShare Desktop App

Article number: [2588] - Legacy code: [KB8383]

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The procedure below explains how to use the extended desktop functionality using the ClickShare Desktop App on your Windows PC.

Note

Make sure the ClickShare Extension pack is installed on your laptop/computer prior to using the ClickShare extended desktop functionality. The ClickShare Extension Pack is available for download here.

Procedure - ClickShare Extended desktop function in new user interface

Note

The ClickShare Extended desktop function in the new user interface is only available in the ClickShare Desktop App - Beta version 4.26 and higher. For more information, see here.

  1. Launch the ClickShare Desktop App and select your meeting room from the list.
    Enter the 4-digit pin code if prompted, the pin code is shown on the meeting room screen.
     
  2. Click the Extended desktop thumbnail in the GUI to enable the ClickShare as your extended desktop.

    extended_desktop_feature_03.png

    The Extended desktop thumbnail surrounded by a red colour boundary and with the embedded unshare and pause/unpause button will be shown in the GUI.

    extended_desktop_feature_01.png
     
  3. On your laptop, select and move the content you want to show as extended desktop on the meeting room screen.
     
  4. Control the shared content by doing:
    • unshare_button.png : Click to unshare the extended desktop window.
    • pause_button.png / unpause_button.png : Toggle button - click to pause and unpause the shared content respectively.

Procedure - ClickShare Extended desktop function in old user interface

Note

If ClickShare Desktop App version 4.23 or higher is installed, make sure to switch back to the old user interface to use the ClickShare Extended desktop, see here for information on how to switch back to old user interface.

  1. Launch the ClickShare Desktop App and select your meeting room from the list.
    Enter the 4-digit pin code if prompted, the pin code is shown on the meeting room screen.
     
  2. Enable ClickShare as your Extended desktop: Click the 'quick button' top right in the ClickShare application, and toggle the "Extended desktop" option in the menu.



    When doing so, the extended desktop sign will appear on the top right corner of the virtual Button (white circle on the right)


     
  3. Click the virtual Button (white ring) to share your virtual extended desktop to the meeting room screen.

 

Note

To share only a specific application instead of your whole desktop or to make sure no other information can become visible other than what you explicitly shared, please refer to Sharing application using ClickShare Desktop App on how to use Application Sharing with the ClickShare Desktop App on both Windows and Mac, without the need to install the Extension Pack.

Note

To view your presenter notes whilst sharing a PowerPoint presentation, please refer to How to use Presenter mode? on how to use Presenter mode with the ClickShare Desktop Application on both Windows and Mac, without the need to install the extension pack.

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Last updated Dec 21 2022

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