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Navigate in Application Sharing

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Read the following steps to learn how to use your keyboard switch to application sharing mode and start hosting an application sharing session.

If someone else is already hosting an application sharing session, you are already in application sharing mode and F6 navigation will place focus on the Scale to Fit option of the application sharing action bar.

  1. To switch to application sharing mode, do one of the following:

    • Keyboard Shortcut

      Press Control+Alt+A on Windows or Command-Option-A on Mac.

    • Keyboard Navigation
    1. Press F6 to cycle keyboard focus to the collaboration toolbar. By default, you will be in whiteboard mode
    2. Press Tab or the right arrow once to move to the application sharing mode button.
    3. Press Space to activate application sharing mode. The Application Sharing Selections dialog will open.
  2. Press Tab five times to move through the elements in the collaboration toolbar to the Share desktop option of the Application Sharing Selections dialog.
  3. You have two options:
    • Share your entire desktop: Press any of the arrow keys to select Share desktop, press Tab three times to move to the Share button and press Space to start sharing your desktop.
    • Share a specific application only: Press Tab to move to the list of available applications and then, using the arrow keys, select the application you want from the list. Press Tab twice to move to the Share button and press Space to start sharing the selected application.