Using the pop-up toolbar
Controlling your camera
Self-View is the functionality that lets you see your own camera image.
on the video pop-up toolbar toggles Self-View, which during a call will appear to you as a picture-in-picture (PiP) inside the video window. You can click and drag the PiP to move it around.
on the video pop-up toolbar toggles your camera on and off.
- Should you switch off the camera during a call, Jabber Video will continue to show the last video frame as a still image to other call participants.
- If you switch the camera off before the recipient answers your call, there will be no image of you available. You may still turn the camera on during the call.
The above toggles do not affect the cameras of other participants. For information on far-end camera control, see Control far-end camera.
How to share
During a call, you can share one of your application windows, such as a PowerPoint presentation. To share an application window:
- Click the Presentation button on the video window pop-up toolbar to bring up a list of your open application windows.
- Select any of them to start sharing.
- To stop, click the same button again, then click Stop sharing presentation.
If you turn on fullscreen or slideshow view in an application during a call, Jabber Video will automatically ask whether you want to share that window. When you exit fullscreen view, Jabber Video will stop sharing.
You can also select Entire screen from the list of shareable items to share the desktop with all visible windows.
Your shared window will appear to you as a picture-in-picture (PiP) inside the video window. Double-click a PiP to focus on it.
If bandwidth or system resources are limited, turning off your camera during a presentation will improve presentation quality.
What to share
Participants will see everything that happens in the shared window as it occurs. This feature has many potential uses. Here are a few examples:
- Share your word processor and let call participants see your meeting notes as you type.
- Share pictures from your computer as a slideshow.
- Draw as you go, share an image editor or other visualization tool.
- Share your web browser, email inbox, calendar ...
Your cursor/mouse pointer will not be visible to others when sharing an application window. Sharing your desktop/the entire screen is also not possible with Jabber Video for Mac OS X.