The UI for screensharing seems to be getting worse with the "blackout" bar at the bottom. There is a lot of wasted space, making it really hard to see the entire shared screen.
1. The GotoMeeting title bar is too big.
2. The Talking/attendants tool bar is too big.
3. The mute/camera buttons are too big.
4. The new blackout bar at the bottom of the page is too big.
Overall, those 4 components take away ~10-20% of the vertical space of the screen (depending on resolution settings). That's wasteful and gives poor user experience. Often I need to zoom in and cutting off part of the screen.
Probably things can be improved by moving all those bars to the left/right of the screen instead, and/or making them fully hide-able. There should also be an option for a true full-screen mode like Zoom (where all buttons disappear and the shared screen overtakes the entire monitor).
Agreed, the new layout is God-Awful.
Why did they separate it out to three separate components.
It shold be just a collapsable bar that you can put along the sides of the screen.