Faster desktop sharing by launching via JNLP file #3520

ffdixon opened this Issue Dec 16, 2016 · 1 comment


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ffdixon commented Dec 16, 2016

Currently, desktop sharing runs as an applet within the browser. Recently, Chrome stopped allowing applets to run within the browser.

Convert the desktop sharing to an external Java application that can be loaded via a Java Network Launch Protocol File (JNLP). This will make it compatible with Chrome and enable faster desktop sharing as the Java application will have more access to the CPU.

Other desirable features

  • Add to the ability to Pause/Resume the desktop sharing
  • Capture the mouse cursor
@ffdixon ffdixon added this to the Release 1.1.0 milestone Dec 16, 2016
@ritzalam ritzalam was assigned by ffdixon Dec 16, 2016
ffdixon commented Jan 6, 2017

The feature is now in BigBlueButton 1.1-dev. You can try it out on

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