Has anyone found a way to stop the WebEx desktop application from loading/launching after every meeting? We utilize Jabber and launch our meetings through that or Outlook, we don't need a 3rd application loading meetings. Also the desktop application captures the users microphone and does not release their headset mute. So a user will have been on a WebEx muted, close the meeting (desktop application remains open) and the headset will remain muted when a Jabber/Skype call comes in. The only thing that we can do is manually close the program after each meeting.
This entire feature should be considered a design flaw and removed. At a minimum there needs to be a checkbox to disable this typically worthless feature. Did the guy who designed Windows 8 and forced that design on us end up at Cisco?
This is a horrible little application, more like a virus. It keeps popping up at random times during the day or night, hijacks my sound, sometimes insists on logging me into a meeting I am already in. Why does this application even exist? I work at a networking company in Silicon Valley, and I don't know a single person, not ONE, who uses this app to manage his meetings. We already have much better applications for that. Get rid of it. I am seriously considering switching our group to Zoom out of frustration.
The latest version of this piece of malware takes exclusive control of the microphone, making it unavailable to other applications.
As you as you quit the application, the microphone becomes available again.
Thanks for the tip, that cured the problem with the microphone !
Now if only I could find a way to stop it from popping up and annoying me at random times... It does it even when there's no meeting coming up...
OK, so it doesn't pop up anymore. But I would prefer it not to start itself at all. When I select Exit, I would like it to stay that way! As it happens, it starts itself up regularly and lurks in the background, wasting resources...
Basically I don't want it! I never chose to install it, it installed itself when I joined some meeting sometime.
It definitely starts itself at intervals that have no obvious pattern.
Perhaps it is because I also use Jabber. But then, WebEx Desktop starts itself even when Jabber isn't running.
'Start when windows starts' is definitely off and all notifications are off.
WebEx is integrated with Outlook if that matters.
Haven't tried 'Sign Out' yet but I suspect it'll get signed in again with the next meeting I attend.
I only sign in to Webex Meetings when I have to assist a user with a problem. It does start automatically with Windows but I just close it and it hasn't cached my sign in so I'm always signed out. It doesn't pop up or open unless I navigate to it, even if I start a Webex meeting. I think the Sign Out should solve the issues you're having but would like to know if you continue to have issues after signing out.
Instead of just exiting the application, have you tried to sign out? On my computer, this prevents it from starting automatically and running in the background.
Agreed that it should be optional, but if people don't want to use it they shouldn't be forced to. What's worse is that with the latest update Webex will pop up at random times throughout the day unless you go in and manually stop all of the services and processes.
A product should not hassle the user throughout the day. Not only do I not know anyone that uses this features, there are numerous people that complain about it. Cisco, please fix this.