Personalization Enable or Disable Share any Window from Taskbar in Windows 11

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Starting with Windows 11 build 22499, Microsoft added the ability to quickly share the content from open app windows directly from your taskbar to your meeting calls. This experience, also starting with Microsoft Teams, eliminates the need to flip back and forth across applications just to share or reshare a window. There are no interruptions to your meeting attendees or what they see on screen – share any open window during your call.

When you are in a meeting call through Microsoft Teams, simply hover over the apps running on your taskbar and you will see a new button that allows you to share your window with your meeting attendees. When you are done sharing your content, hover over the window again and click Stop Sharing or choose another window and click Share this Window. If you’re presenting a full screen presentation in PowerPoint, simply move your mouse to the bottom and your taskbar will pop up for you to share or stop sharing the presentation without interruption to your attendees.

Other communications applications can also add this capability to their applications. The capability to share your meeting call applies only to your current meeting call.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to quickly share the content from open app windows directly from the taskbar for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Share any Window from Taskbar in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Share any Window from Taskbar using REG file


EXAMPLE: "Share this window" from taskbar

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OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Share any Window from Taskbar in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Taskbar on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Taskbar behaviors on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (enable - default) or Uncheck (disable) Share any window from my taskbar for what you want on the right side.

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Share any Window from Taskbar using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Enable Share any Window from Taskbar

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

[BTurn_On_Share_any_window_from_taskbar.reg[/B]​


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSn"=dword:00000001

3 To Disable Share any Window from Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_Off_Share_any_window_from_taskbar.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSn"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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