User "is having connectivity issue” while screen-sharing and switching tabs

This issue is reproducible on Jitsi meet website, and our website. How to reproduce:

  1. User A shares screen (select Entire Screen option)
  2. User A switches his current browser tab to another tab, or another window
  3. User B sees “User A is having connectivity issue”

After having connectivity issue, if User A switches back to his Jitsi Meet tab, it will work again. Please look into this ASAP.

Tested with Macs & Chromes.

Can you give some more details on how to reproduce please? Do you
share the entire screen, an application, or a tab? What OS and browser
versions do you have? Does it happen every time, or approximately how
often? Can you think of anything else that may be related?

I tried a few times and was unable to reproduce.


Hi, yes, I selected the Entire Screen. It happened about 20% on Jitsi Meet website, and 100% on our website.

OS: Mac, browser: Chrome version 77.0.3865.90. But here’s the interesting observations that were unfolded:

Tested with 2 machines:
User A (Mac) shared screen to User B (Mac): Failed
User A (Mac) shared screen to User B (Windows): Worked
User A (Windows) shared screen to User B (Mac): Worked

Tested with 3 machines:
User A (Mac) shared screen to User B (Mac) and User C (Windows): Failed
User A (Windows) shared screen to User B (Mac) and User C (Mac): Worked

UPDATE: I tested all the screen sharing options with Firefox and it worked fine. Furthermore if I test in Chrome with sharing Tabs or Windows options it’d work fine as well. It’s only when you share Entire Screen and switched tabs (or windows) then it’d crap out.

What is the screen size that you share?

I have 2 Macbook Pros so it’s 15inch, the Windows is also 15in.

What is your server bandwidth capabilities?

We have 4Cores, 16G RAM. Again, when we tested this with Firefox, everything worked fine. Also, as I mentioned above, the current Jitsi Meet website is also affected, though the result is not consistently reproducible.

Any update guys? What else you need, pls let me know

Hi guys, I’m now able to replicate this issue 100% on the current Jitsi Meet website:

  1. Go to a test link, like:
  2. On a separate computer, join the same link above
  3. On your 1st computer, mute your mic, and click on on your own webcam to activate the focus on yourself
  4. Now share your Entire Screen, it will looks like this:
  5. Now click on another other Tab or Window to effectively share that tab/window
  6. On the 2nd computer, you will experience a “freeze” then a “Connectivity Issue” message

@damencho @Boris_Grozev can you please give me some update on this?

Can you test it on using this link on the participant that is doing the screenshare:
Do you reproduce it?

@damencho Yes, it was still reproducible.

So you tested it today or yesterday and you still reproduce it?
Asking cause there was a new release with some changes and I want to confirm.

I tested after you asked me to test so which is today

And please keep in mind that this issue is not reproducible in Firefox

Thank you for confirming.

You’re welcome! Any slight idea of why this might be happening and how long the fix would take?

Sorry no idea. It looks like a bug we were chasing and should be fixed now.
I see you are testing this in p2p mode, are both participants in the same network.

Have you tried to repro it in non p2p mode.