Sometimes Zoom goes into full-screen mode without alerts to adjust a shared screen during a call. This helps you view the shared content more easily. It also gives you a full view of all the participants.
But in some cases, you might get stuck in full-screen mode for a while before you can exit it. This happens because Zoom keeps a certain setting in the app turned on by default.
How to Stop Zoom From Going Full-Screen?
Before learning how to stop zoom from going full screen, you need an account to access the settings. If you don’t already have one, you can do so on Zoom’s official website.
Now, you can disable the full-screen option either from Windows or Mac.
Disable Full-Screen Option While Joining a Meeting
Zoom can have the full-screen option enabled for when you join a meeting. When you disable this option, Zoom will stop going full screen. Follow these steps on your Windows computer.
- Go to the Zoom app.
- Click on the Settings icon below your picture in the top right corner.
- Go to General.
- Click on the box next to Enter full screen automatically when starting or joining a meeting to disable it.
If you are a Mac user, you can do this by going to zoom.us > Preferences > General and unchecking the box next to Enter full screen automatically when starting or joining a meeting.
On a mobile device, you can do this by going to More > Meetings > Aspect Ratio > Original ratio.
Disable Full-screen While Sharing Your Screen
Zoom also goes into a full-screen mode when you share your screen. While this is the default setting, you can change it manually. Here’re the steps for your Windows computer.
- Open the zoom desktop client.
- Go to Settings by clicking on the gear icon on the top right.
- Go to Share Screen.
- Click on Maintain Current Size.
Alternatively, you can do this on Mac by going to zoom.us > Preferences > Share Screen > Maintain Current Size.