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Screen sharing with PowerPoint in Presenter View not working
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Hello,

I am trying to screenshare a PowerPoint presentation with the goal of having the audience only see the slides while I use the Presenter View.  I could not get this to work.

Whenever PowerPoint displays in Presenter View, it appears to create two windows: one window with the slides (Slideshow View) and another in Presenter View. However, Meet seems to be unable to "grab" onto the slideshow and persists on displaying whatever is on my screen. When I go back to my presentation in Presenter View, Meet shows the Presenter View as well. When I select on the slideshow to be presented in Meet, my screen goes to the slideshow.

Scenarios I've done to recreate and their outcomes:
1. Launch presentation in Presenter View --> Alt-Tab out of Presenter View --> Google Meet: Present now; a Window. Outcome: all windows available for selection is in Presenter View. What gets broadcast is Presenter View.

2. Launch presentation in Presenter View --> click "Restore Down" on the upper right (this creates a separate window supposedly to be selected) --> Alt-Tab out --> Google Meet: Present now; a Window. Outcome: a picture-in-picture results. My slideshow is the background while the "Restore Down" Presenter View overlaps it.

In general, what I've noticed is that Meet is unable to separate PowerPoint's slide show from the Presenter View. Whenever the Presenter View is chosen, it reverts back to the slideshow. This approach has worked with other platforms before. I have experience of this working in Viber and Zoom, but Meet cannot do the same.

I hope the community can help me out. Thank you!

I'm using the following software:
Google Chrome 80.0.3987.149 
Windows 10 build 18363
Microsoft PowerPoint (part of Office 365) build 2002
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Hi John, 
 
In the Meet Know Issues page:  https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7290456 

There is mention of issues with PPT, that I'm not sure apply to your circumstances or not, but may be worth checking:  
Workaround: Share your whole screen before launching a presentation in Play or Slide Show mode. 

Additionally, when selecting present, what options are displayed to you? It may be that device privacy settings need adjusting to provide more options. These are usually described as 'permissions to record screen', and should allow you to select particular apps and windows to display. 
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Hello!

As a follow up, I've made the following observations:

1) Meet works with Presenter View (and the audience sees the slides) if the file being presented is in Protected Mode, such as if it comes from an external source. But this is not practical since as the presenter, you're presenting your own files.

2) Firefox works as mentioned, but on some machines, the tab running Meet crashes.

I hope the teams at Chrome and Meet look into this. I imagine we're not the only ones who want to use Presenter View as intended and this is crucial in the daily operations of our hospital. We're really trying to avoid the embattled Zoom, but Zoom is just SO EASY to setup compared to Meet. Every Google Meet conference we've had so far has been marred with at least 30 minutes of technical difficulties.
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