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Re: Why does screen sharing require a browser extension?

From: Rob Manson <robman@mob-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:05:13 +1100
Message-ID: <52951B19.2050004@mob-labs.com>
To: public-webrtc@w3.org
If the consent box is fired everytime sharing is requested and it forces 
you as a user to pick the context (e.g. full desktop or select a 
specific window) and there's no way to provide consent unless you 
explicitly make a choice (e.g. can't just click "accept").  Then surely 
this is a pretty compelling argument that the user actually intended 
this action isn't it?

And surely what happens after that is the same whether it's built-into 
the browser, an extension or a stand-alone app?


On 27/11/13 8:36 AM, piranna@gmail.com wrote:
>> - To opt in, the user will need to install an app or extension, and when
>> actually sharing, select the window/desktop to be shared from a consent box.
>> We should present a consent box and ask which window/desktop to be shared
>> every time the app is opened, not just the first time the app is installed
>> (unless the user asks us to remember his preferences).
> +1, that's the one that makes more sense: force the user to know about
> it, and also is not too intrusive. I would also add a reminder like
> Firefox one for full-screen when the screen is remembered to be
> shared.
Received on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 22:05:38 UTC

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