Hiding the “Currently Presenting” bar in Skype for Business

Being able to share my screen during Skype for Business calls is a feature that I couldn’t live without in my work life. However, there are times when the Currently Presenting bar at the top of the screen blocks out information that I need to be sharing. Here’s how you can hide the Currently Presenting bar, as well as how you can make it reappear again.

Here’s a screen sharing image with the Currently Presenting bar at the top of the screen:

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Just to the right of the Stop Presenting button, there is a push pin icon. When it’s pointing downward, that means that the Currently Presenting bar is “pinned” to your screen. It will always appear at the top, and it will block any part of your screen that shows up in that area.

If you want to hide the Currently Presenting bar, just click on the push pin. It will turn sideways, and the Currently Presenting bar will disappear when you move your icon to another part of the screen:

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To get the bar to reappear, just move your cursor up to the area where the Currently Presenting bar normally shows up. It will drop down from the top of screen where it was hiding. You can then click the push pin again to re-pin it to the screen, and it will stay put.

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