Using Slido with PPT: Sidebar is blank

  • 16 September 2022
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Hi, I have installed the PPT app for use with Slido. The Slido button appears, but no events show in the sidebar (see image). Could somebody please tell me how to fix this problem. I am using the Microsoft 365 version of Power Point.


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Hey @bobreednz,

This is usually caused by your security configuration. If your device is managed by your company,  please reach out to your IT and ask them to follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Intune and go to Endpoint security

  2. In the Manage section, open Attack surface reduction

  3. Click Create Policy

  4. Use Platform: Windows 10 and Profile: Attack Surface Reduction rules

  5. Click Create

  6. Go through the wizard and configure the policy. Enter the path %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Slido\Slido for Windows in the Exclude files and paths from attack surface reduction rules policy.

  7. Save the policy and propagate it to your Windows devices.

Note: If you are using the Basic installer, you must exclude the path C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\Slido\Slido for Windows in the above mentioned policy.


Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions :)