How to Always Show the Zoom Meeting Control Bar

Key Points:

  • Zoom has become one of the most popular meetings and screen-sharing applications available.
  • The toolbar in Zoom allows you to control your meetings, but it can be hidden.
  • Zoom allows you to keep the meeting controls visible at all times.

Have you ever been in a Zoom meeting and needed to access the controls, but they were hidden? It can be frustrating when you’re trying to mute yourself or change the view, and the controls are nowhere to be found. Thankfully, a setting in Zoom will allow you to keep the controls visible at all times. Read on to find out how to do it.

Accessing the Zoom Meeting Control Setting

The first thing you need to do is open up Zoom and sign in. Once signed in, click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select “Settings.” From there, select “Meetings” from the left menu. In the Meeting Controls section, you’ll see a box next to “Always Show Meeting Controls.” Make sure that this option is checked.

The toolbar will always be visible when you join or start a meeting. This toolbar includes all the essential controls you need, such as mute/unmute, start/stop the video, screen share, participants list, etc. Checking this option in the settings will ensure that the toolbar is always visible, even if you scroll down or move to another window.

When to Use the Zoom Meeting Controls

There are a few situations where you might want to keep the Zoom meeting controls visible at all times. Here are a few examples:

  • If you’re in a meeting and need to do something else on your computer quickly, you can minimize the Zoom window, and the controls will still be visible.
  • If you’re sharing your screen and need to access the controls, you can hover over the top of the screen, and the toolbar will appear.
  • If you’re in a large meeting and need to find a specific participant, you can use the “Participants” list to locate them quickly.
  • You can do so without opening the Zoom window if you need to mute yourself or turn off your video.
  • If you want to invite someone to the meeting quickly, you can use the “Invite” button on the toolbar.
  • If you want to start or stop recording the meeting, you can do so without opening the Zoom window.
  • When it’s time to end the meeting, you can just hit the “Leave Meeting” button on the toolbar.

There are several other reasons you might want to keep the controls visible, but these are just a few of the most common ones. Remember that you can always turn off the setting if you don’t need it. Keeping the controls visible is a good idea so you can quickly access all of the features Zoom offers.

Tips for Using Zoom Effectively in Meetings

As digital transformation continues to shape how we work, more and more businesses are turning to video conferencing to stay connected. While many different video conferencing tools are available, Zoom has become one of the most popular. There are several reasons why Zoom is so popular, but one of the biggest is its ease of use.

Zoom is designed to be user-friendly and shows in features like its auto-join functionality and simple interface. Using any application effectively requires some user expertise, but Zoom is about as close to plug-and-play as you can get. Still, there are a few things you can do to get the most out of Zoom and make sure your meetings are as productive as possible.

Here are a few tips:

  • Use the “Always Show Meeting Controls” setting: As we’ve already mentioned, one of the best things you can do is make sure the controls are always visible. You can quickly access Zoom’s features without searching for them.
  • Take advantage of the breakout rooms feature: If you’re meeting with more than a few people, it can be helpful to break into smaller groups. Zoom has an excellent breakout room feature that lets you do just that. This way, people can discuss different topics in smaller groups and then come back together to share what they’ve discussed.
  • Use the “Share Screen” feature: The “Share Screen” feature is one of Zoom’s most potent tools. By sharing your screen, you can give other people a look at what you’re working on, and you can also share documents and other files. This is a great way to collaborate on projects or give presentations.
  • Use the “Record” feature: The “Record” feature is another excellent way to ensure your meetings are productive. By recording your meetings, you can review what was discussed later. This is especially useful for long or complex meetings.
  • Use the ” Polls ” feature: The “Polls” feature is a great way to gather feedback from people in your meeting. You can use polls to gauge people’s opinions on different topics, and you can also use them to get ideas for future meetings.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your Zoom meetings are as productive as possible. With Zoom’s user-friendly interface, you’ll get the most out of your meetings in no time.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to always show the meeting controls in Zoom, you’ll never have to go hunting for them again! This setting is instrumental if you’re running meetings often or presenting material during a meeting. Give it a try and see how much easier it is to manage your Zoom meetings with always-visible controls.

To get the most out of your applications, it is crucial to have a solid and secure IT infrastructure. Discovery IT can provide your business with the IT services you need to succeed. We offer a wide range of services so that you can get the most out of your video conferencing tools. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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