Screen Sharing - Black Blank Screen When Presenting Only Application Window


  • This issue apples to Windows users who join Highfive meetings using the Highfive desktop application
  • When clicking Share screen and choosing Pick Window, the Screen Sharing Selector will preview Chrome-based applications as a black window. 
  • Examples of Chrome-based applications include: 
    • The Highfive desktop application
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Slack
  • Selecting the black window will also result in a black video feed being shared. Instead of seeing your application window, other participants and devices in the meeting will see a blank black screen.


  1. Share your entire screen instead. You can do this by clicking Share screen, followed by Entire screen
  2. We will inform you once this is fixed or improved via the Highfive Release Notes. You can subscribe to email updates here:

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