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Discord live viewing not working in browser [Complete Fix]


To do so, you’ll need to right-click your Discord and browser shortcuts and select Run as administrator on their context menus.

Then the software will start with elevated admin rights.


3. Make sure your browser isn’t in full-screen

Full screen option browser discord live viewing not working

Almost all browsers have full-screen browsing modes that fill the entire display with URL bars and the taskbar removed.

However, Discord’s screen share feature doesn’t support full-screen sharing. So, don’t try to screen share your browser with its full-screen mode enabled.


4. Turn off hardware acceleration in Discord and browser

Discord

  1. Click Discord’s Settings button.
  2. Then click Appearance on the left of Discord to open the tab shown directly below.
    Hardware Acceleration option browser discord live viewing not working
  3. Turn the Hardware Acceleration option off.
  4. Click the Okay button to confirm.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome menu button on the far right of Chrome’s URL bar.
  2. Select Settings to open that tab.
  3. Click Advanced at the bottom of Settings to expand the tab.
  4. Then scroll down to the Use hardware acceleration option shown directly below.
    The Use hardware acceleration when available setting browser discord live viewing not working
  5. Toggle the Use hardware acceleration option off if it’s enabled.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Press the Alt and F keys at the same time.
  2. Click Settings, and then choose System to open the options in the snapshot directly below.
    The Use hardware acceleration when available option in Edge browser discord live viewing not working
  3. Click the Use hardware acceleration toggle button to turn it off.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Open menu in Firefox.
  2. Click Options to open that tab.
    The Use hardware acceleration when available option in Firefox browser discord live viewing not working
  3. Deselect the Use hardware acceleration when available checkbox.

5. Disable Discord’s Use our latest technology option

  1. First, open your Discord software.
  2. Click Settings at the bottom of Discord’s left sidebar.
  3. Select the Voice and Video tab.
    Use our latest technology option browser discord live viewing not working
  4. Then toggle the Use our latest technology setting off.

6. Close superfluous background software

  1. To ensure background programs aren’t conflicting with Discord, right-click your taskbar and select Task Manager.
  2. First, close all software listed under Apps on the Processes tab by selecting them and click the End task button.
  3. Then have a look for background programs listed under background processes. Right-click third-party background programs there and select End task.
    Task Manager window browser discord live viewing not working
  4. You can also check for background programs on your system tray. Right-click system tray icons and click their Exit options to close programs.

7. Add your browser as a game to share movie streaming services

  1. To screen share movie streaming services, such as Netflix, in browsers, log-in to a streaming service within your browser.
  2. Click the Settings button in Discord.
  3. Then select Game Activity, and click Add it at the top of that tab.
    Game Activity tab browser discord live viewing not working
  4. Select the browser you’ve opened the movie streaming service in on the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Add Game option.
  6. Click the Screen Share button.
  7. Then select the browser window to share.
    Go Live feature browser discord live viewing not working
  8. Press the Go Live button.

Note: This resolution is specifically for users who need to fix Discord’s live view screen sharing for online video streaming services in browsers.


8. Update Discord

  1. Launch Run by pressing the Windows and R keyboard keys at the same time.
  2. Enter this path command in Run’s text box: %localappdata%
  3. Click the OK button to open your Local folder.
    Local folder browser discord live viewing not working
  4. Click the Discord folder to open it.
  5. Then click Update.exe to update Discord.

Note: You can also update Discord by reinstalling that software with its latest version.

Reinstalling Discord will also ensure the software is correctly installed. So, try that as a last resort if other resolutions don’t work.

Those are some of the resolutions that can resolve browser Discord live viewing not working so you can screen share your web browser.

If you still need further resolutions, however, open Discord’s Submit a request page to send a support ticket.

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This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport

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