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does anyone experience this problem: when sharing full screen on skype, using gnome shell, the panel disappears, all windows disappear and the other user don't receive the screen either. sort of a freeze. i'm on ubuntu 11.10, oneiric ocelot. gnome shell. how can i fix the problem, and if it's a bug. who should i report it to? gnome or skype?

few notices:

  • with google plus screen sharing, there is no problem at all. it works as expected.
  • i did notice, the same thing happens, when i tried to use gtk record my desktop application. with ffmpeg instead the problem does not occur.
  • using unity the problem does not exist.


i'v reported a bug on launchpad.

if you are having this issue, please comment on the bug and click, the bug affects me

IMPPORTANT UPDATE: i figured that when unticking the option in gtk recordmydesktop of outlining the capture area, the panel does not disappear. and the problem is solved. the question is how do i disable the outlining of the capture area in skype while sharing desktop

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi Jan 12 '12 at 4:58

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What to do with questions that describe known bugs? this has been reported on Launchpad and as such is now closed. – Marco Ceppi Jan 12 '12 at 4:58
i'v reported the bug after posting the question! so why vote down? – suli8 Jan 12 '12 at 11:54

I suggest to report this on Launchpad as an Ubuntu bug report. They forward such reports to the correct recipient. Please be as precise as possible when doing the report.

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