Application Screen sharing instead of sharing my whole screen?

Hey guys i cannot find a way to share my application only i have to live my whole screen if i have to screen share on discord and Skype , how to share screen of a specific application on Linux

the only option i get in screen share on google meet via firefox is to share my entire screen same is for skype desktop and discord
Here is the link to reddit post i created for same issue
I am using Garuda Linux Kde dragonized version for gaming

Operating System: Garuda Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.22.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.84.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.13.6-zen1-1-zen (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 6 × Intel® Core™ i5-8600K CPU @ 3.60GHz
Memory: 23.3 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 630

Kazam will to that, though I think this one only records.

I know OBS will at least record just a rectangle of the screen, it might be smart enough to select just a window output. OBS will act as a "virtual camera" to feed Discord, Skype, etc.

  • OBS is in the repos with a ton of plugins on the AUR
  • Kazam is in the chaotic-AUR



can it share audio as well ?,
if not can u tell me any workaround for that as well ?

and i appreciate the reply Thank you so much mate <3

Can those applications do it?
It's an application feature/capability. Not Linux.
What do those apps' user manuals say about it?

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That is sadly incompatibility of the given softwares. I am pretty sure that zoom-client is able to share given application.

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Yes i can confirm that it works on Zoom,
But it should also work on FF as well Don't you think so ?

I'm totally new to linux,
But it does work on Ubuntu and live boot session of garuda linux , so can't we do something regarding that ? ,

and again thank you for the reply <3

Yes skype and discord can do screen sharing on Ubuntu that i can confirm , But i think this is Os related issue as i was able to share screen on google meet using FF when i was in live boot session

And you claim you cannot do the same on the installed system, IIUC.
If it is so, please, help us help you and post a link to Skype documentation that says you can share an application window.
The same for Discord (which I've never used).
That's because they might need some requirements, or have specific procedure/instructions to achieve this.

I think this is not actually a Garuda issue, so maybe we move the topic to #issues-assistance:aur-snaps-flatpaks-other .
Waiting for your feedback on how to proceed. :man_shrugging:


yes i think there is because if the issue is with applications only then why firefox is not able to do application screen share while being able to Share entire screen

the relevant links that u asked for


Google Meet

i was not able to find any docs for skype but here is for Skype for buisness

Have you gone through those procedures? What went wrong?

As I said I don't know/use Discord, but instructions seem pretty clear.
You haven't said anything about what you did.

It also depends which package you use for each service.
google-meet-desktop seems dead
Discord has a large community, that could help better.
Skype for linux has not one package. Also you may find support on the web.

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Yes i have gone through the same procedures , in all the above but in-case of discord it wasn't showing any applications to share

I am not using any package for Google meet i'm trying to use Google meet via Firefox only

Maybe install google-chrome / chromium for Google meet.

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Here is the SS from brave

That's strange. Let me see if I can replicate it on my pc.


any luck ?

It is considered impolite to bring one's own topic to the front and to bother team members or other helpers with unnecessary questions such as "is there a result yet".

When the time comes, you will be informed.


I'm really sorry , I will keep this in Mind :slight_smile:

You are right, I couldn't share a particular application in google meet and discord (not interested in Skype, tbh)

But in an older iso, I could share in live medium, at least in Google meet.

Also, I could share a single tab in Google meet using Google Chrome, if that helps.

Let me take a deeper look into what's wrong. It can take some time.


Sure bro , i really really appreciate it ,
what i have found so far is that ,this issue also exists in Manjaro (KDE) , But for Manjaro (Gnome) the google meet works It gives option to Share an application via some OS interface.