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General Zoom settings for Windows PCs

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2.0 - Updated on 2021-02-25 by Carlos Salazar (Inactive)

1.0 - Authored on 2017-01-05 by Hannah Ward (Inactive)

General Zoom settings for Windows PCs

 

Intended for:

Users of the Zoom video/web conferencing service.

 


Scenario/Use case:

This article describes general Zoom settings for Windows PCs.

 


Instructions:

For the PDF version of this article, click here.

General settings for Windows PCs:

The General settings allow you to select Application, Content Sharing, and Instant Message settings:

  1. For Application, you can select the following settings:
    • Start Zoom when I start Windows which loads the Zoom application whenever you start Windows.
    • Minimize window to Notification area. This minimizes the Zoom window to the Notification area in the lower right corner of Windows.
    • Always show meeting control toolbar.
    • Automatically copy Invitation URLto Clipboard after meeting starts. This makes the URL available for you to paste.
    • Confirm with me when I leave a meeting. This will allow you to confirm you are leaving and even assign another host.

  2. For Content Sharing, you can select the following settings:
    • Use dual monitors. You will need to access your computer display settings. Go to Control panel—Appearance and Personalization—Display—screen resolution. Then select Extend these displays.
    • Enter full screen mode automatically when starting or joining a meeting.
    • Enter full screen mode automatically when a viewing screen shared by others. Whenever a meeting participant shares a screen, your screen will automatically go into full screen mode.
    • Maximize Zoom window automatically when viewing a screen shared by others.
    • Scale to fit my Zoom window when viewing a screen shared by others.
    • Turn off Windows7 Aeromode in screen sharing. This frees up processing power on your computer.
    • Enable the remote control of all applications.
       
  3. For Instant Message, you can select the following settings:
    • Play sound when I receive a chat message.
    • Show floating notification when I receive a chat message.
    • Show offline contacts.
    • Show my status as Offline after I am inactive for XX minutes. Select the number of minutes from the drop-down menu.
    • Sync up status from Outlook calendar.

 


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