Jun 21, 2023

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The small but frequently experienced details are the most frustrating. We added one such frustration when we shipped the "presenter bar" that we all know from other apps. Although it's a useful surface to show and control what's happening, it gets in the way.

We took a cycle to refine it: We’ve replaced the toolbar with a small badge that lives in bottom right of the window or desktop you’re currently sharing. The badge gives you 1-click access to important actions like stopping the share, or managing shared control.

Improvements to the new call interface

  • Added a grid view which shows up to 4 people.

  • Added support for hiding your own video.

  • Adjusted the call controls to always show when foregrounding the app.

  • Fixed an issue where new call UX videos were always in low resolution.

Improvements to shared control

  • Added a label to the cursor when starting a shared control session that explains how to regain control of the cursor.

  • Adjusted control to “short circuit” on mouse clicks instead of on mouse movements.

  • Adjusted controlling individual apps to ignore global shortcuts like command-tab.

  • Fixed an issue where keyboard input was captured when the shared app wasn’t key.

  • Fixed an issue where the controller’s cursor could appear offset when controlling a much larger screen

  • Fixed an issue where shared control requests are now visible when sharing a full screen window.

  • Fixed a rare issue where control wouldn’t be returned to the sharer when the call ends.

  • Improved scroll responsiveness on non-trackpad devices.

  • Polished interactions around foregrounding and backgrounding shared apps.

Other fixes & improvements

  • Added Quick Open support for Brave Browser.

  • Added support for Command Tabbing to the launcher.

  • Improved drawing and cursor performance.

  • Fixed a crash when starting screen share.

  • Fixed a crash when using Exposé while sharing a window.

  • Fixed a number of hangs.

  • Fixed an issue where call participants were incorrectly indicated as muted.

  • Fixed an issue where “In a Zoom call” status would remain after leaving the Zoom call.

  • Fixed an issue where leaving a call could end the call for everyone.

  • Fixed an issue where the launcher showed when relaunching for an autoupdate.

  • Fixed an issue where tiny Remotion dock icons would appear.

  • Fixed issues with Quick Open for local files.

  • Improved memory usage after viewing a screen share.

  • Renamed "Quick Open" buttons to "Open in <app name>" for clarity.

  • Silenced the Zoom & Meet integration onboarding while in a Remotion call.

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