How to Turn On or Off the Option to Share Any Window from the Taskbar in Windows 11

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This article provides a guide on how to enable or disable Windows 11’s new taskbar feature that allows users to share windows from the taskbar in meeting calls. Users can activate or deactivate this feature either through the Settings app or by using the Windows Registry Editor.

This article describes steps to turn on or off a taskbar behavior that allows you to share any windows from the taskbar in Windows 11.

The new Windows 11 can quickly mute active meeting calls from the taskbar. Users can mute and unmute calls and quickly share the content from open app windows directly from the taskbar to their meeting calls.

When you are on a meeting call through Microsoft Teams, 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, hover over the window again, click Stop Sharing, choose another window, and click Share this Window.

Below is how to turn the feature on or off in Windows 11.

Turn on share any window from the taskbar via the Settings app

As described above, users can quickly share the content from open app windows directly from the taskbar to their meeting calls.

Here’s how to enable or disable it.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can access the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. You can also press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

windows 11 new settings button
windows 11 new settings button

When the Settings app opens, click the Personalization button on the left.

windows 11 personalization tile setting
Windows 11 personalization tile setting

On the right, click the Taskbar tile to expand.

windows 11 personalization taskbar tile
Windows 11 personalization taskbar tile

Select the Taskbar behavior tile to expand on the System -> Taskbar settings pane. On the expanded Taskbar behavior tile, check the box next to “Share any window from my taskbar” to enable.

To disable it, uncheck the box.

windows taskbar share any window from my taskbar
windows taskbar share any window from my taskbar

Close the Settings app.

Share any window from my taskbar via the registry

Alternatively, users can use the Windows registry editor to enable or disable sharing any windows from the taskbar in Windows 11.

First, open the Windows Registry and navigate to the folder key path below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

If you don’t see the Advanced folder key, right-click on the Explorer parent key, then create the subkey (Advanced) folder.

windows share any window from taskbar registry advanced key
windows share any window from the taskbar registry advanced key

On the right pane of the Advanced folder key, right-click and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named TaskbarSn.

Double-click the new value name (TaskbarSn) and enter the Value data of 1 to turn on or enable “Share any window from my taskbar.”

Value data of 0 will disable or turn it off.

windows share any window from taskbar registry advanced key value data
windows shares any window from the taskbar registry advanced key-value data

You should see a similar pop-up when you want to share a window from the taskbar.

microsoft screenshot share this window
microsoft screenshot share this window

That should do it!

Reference:

https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/11/10/announcing-windows-11-insider-preview-build-22499/

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable “Share any window from my taskbar” in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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